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Thursday, March 26, 2020
6:00 PM


Smart Museum of Art



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Smart Museum of Art


In keeping with guidance offered by the University of Chicago regarding the public health situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Smart Museum has decided to postpone the ‘Drawing with Fire and Ash’ workshop scheduled for March 26. We are working to reschedule for another date, if possible.


This hands-on workshop delves into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most elemental materials: fire.

The program begins with a tour of the special exhibition The Allure of Matter and in-gallery drawing exercises based around gunpowder and ash paintings by Cai Guo-Qiang and Zhang Huan. Then, the artmaking continues in the sculpture garden where participants can draw with fire itself and its byproducts, ash and charcoal.

Plus, there will be fire-roasted treats!

Space and materials may be limited. Open to participants of all skill levels. Please register in advance.


Image: Zhang Huan, Seeds, 2007. Detail.