Family Resource Center

Building Ideas: Art and Architecture

October 1, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Thursdays, 5 – 7 pm PT
Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 4 pm PT

Art and architecture give shape to our dreams and ideas. Line, form, color, texture—even perspective and use of space—are part of their shared language. Explore these two related disciplines inspired by works of art on view upstairs, and drawing on three different mediums and techniques, create something new. From the ancient world to an imagined future, from drawing, to collage, to sculpture, you can plan, design, and build your own imagined world.

This installation is inspired by the exhibition The Architecture of Collage: Marshall Brown.

The Family Resource Center is a free, interactive space for all ages designed for the hands-on exploration of themes resonating from the Museum’s changing special exhibitions or collection reinstallations. It is staffed by a Museum Teaching Artist, with Family Gallery Guides and a variety of art-making materials.

Image credit:
Marshall Brown, Accretion (detail) (2019). Collage on archival paper. The Art Institute of Chicago, Purchased with funds provided by The Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation

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