Virtual Family Day: Places and Names

Free For Families


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


History is all around us, on pedestals and plaques, in the names of our streets and parks, in holidays and public rituals. Join artists as they look closely at Chicago neighborhoods and ask: Whose stories are celebrated in public and whose are erased? What if we told our own stories of our neighborhoods or imagined new ones?

Virtual Family Days feature special artist-created activities for all ages and are presented from 10 am to noon the second Saturday of each month this fall. Activities are led by MCA teaching artists and occasional guest artists from around Chicago.

RSVP to participate in live Virtual Family Day activities on Zoom or watch the event stream on Facebook Live. Family Day is always free for kids and anyone they call family.

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


A large group of children and adults gather around a freestanding doorway-like sculpture in a brightly lit gallery space.

Experiences that redefine how kids and families explore contemporary art.