The students toured the Utermohlen exhibit, prepared a short play to perform for residents at the Clare, a senior residence with a nationally recognized center on aging and memory loss (the play was introduced by Dr. Bryan James, who specializes in Alzheimer’s Disease at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago), and then, everyone joined together for a fun, hands-on, intergenerational art project led by School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) art therapy student Dr. Yemonja Smalls and Jean Morman Unsworth, the 91 year-old co-founder of the Chicago Children's Museum.
The students and senior residents transformed tissue paper, glue, and tempera paints into self portraits--a key theme in Utermohlen’s work. The finished artwork will be displayed in the windows of Hershey’s Chocolate World, located adjacent to LUMA, right behind the famous Water Tower. It was quite an amazing day...one our students will never forget! Please see for here for the press release.