Family Day Activity

Free For Families
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Participants at MCA Family Day April 13, 2019
Photo: Grace Duval, © MCA Chicago

Even though we can’t transform the museum with joyful making this Saturday, we are excited to keep connecting families with inspiring Chicago artists. Join the MCA Family Day community online for special artist-created activities for all ages.

Movement Workshop, 11:30 am–noon

(Ideal ages 3-7) [I'm getting updated confirmation for the ideal ages] Move your body with performance artists Ione Sanders and Marcela Torres. Each artist will lead a 15 minute movement activity. Follow along at home and stick around for questions and conversation with the artists at the end.

This live workshop is happening via zoom. RSVP here any time before the workshop ends at 11:30am, and we will email you a link to join via zoom.

Free Street Theater

(All ages) Enjoy an original performance by Katrina Dion of Free Street Theater made especially for MCA families.

This performance was inspired by the Water After All exhibition currently installed at the MCA. Check out some of the works from that exhibition.

Art for Windows

Get creative with a prompt based on an artwork in the MCA collection that you can do at home with whatever materials you have on hand. Watch a conversation between three artists responding to the prompt. Follow this link for the full written prompt and the video.

Family Activities

(All ages) Find some of our favorite Family Day activities that you can do at home on the MCA blog. Keep an eye out for new activities posted weekly while the MCA is closed.


Support for Family Programs is provided in part by the MCA Women's Board Family Education Initiative.