Making a Place of Purpose, A Collection of Small Actions

@ Smart Museum

dry -- no byob or alcohol on site


Join us for a daylong event that considers how sites of culture can function as spaces of belonging.

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art’s 2016/17 Interpreters in Residence, The Belonging Collective, and inspired by Conversations with the Collection: Belonging, this event will feature a variety of small, intimate actions including interactive meals, artist talks and workshops, gallery tours, performative readings, shared reflections, and more.

THE BELONGING COLLECTIVE
Presented by the Smart Museum of Art in collaboration with Arts and Public Life‘s Teen Arts Council, Sojourner Scholars, Red Line Service, andStockyard Institute.

OTHER PARTNERS AND PRESENTERS
American Theater Company • Sirat ChicagoThe Floating MuseumNational Public Housing MuseumFor the People Artists Collective • Quenna Barrett • Alisha Webster • William Estrada • Lauren Meranda • Dan Peterman • Mark Hereld • and others

ACTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND MEALS
Noon–1pm, Welcoming Remarks at 12:15pm
Welcome Picnic

1–2pm
The Project(s)
Presented by the National Public Housing Museum and American Theater Company

2–6pm
Cooking with Red Line Service

2–6pm
Sojourner Scholars DJ Station

2–6pm
Printing and Zine Making
With Chicago artists William Estrada and Lauren Meranda, organized byStockyard Institute and presented in partnership with PUBLIC SCHOOL at the Hyde Park Art Center

2–6pm
Grandma’s Kitchen Listening Station

2–4pm
Radical coloring books with For the People Artists Collective

2–2:45pm
Conversation: The Floating Museum

2–2:45pm
Re-writing the Declaration with Quenna Lené Barrett

3–5pm
Los Milagros (The Miracles) with Free Street Theater

3–3:45pm
In Conversation: Dan Peterman and Mark Hereld

3–3:45pm
Virtual Tour with Sirat Chicago

4–4:45pm
In Conversation: Some Said You Were the Spitting Image of Evil + Poetry
With Audrey Petty

4–4:45pm
Interpreting Experience
Led by Marya Spont-Lemus

5–5:45pm
Qualities of Belonging: A Workshop Exploring the Paradox of Inclusion/Exclusion
With Sonia Gomez and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Working Group

6pm, Closing Remarks at 6:15pm
Dinner with Red Line Service

FREE, open to all.

Image: Members of Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council constructing a Floating Museum sticks and tape installation as part of the Smart Museum’s summer project In Anticipation of Belonging.

 

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