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Virtual Family Day: Cycles of Care


RSVP for preshow reminders. This event will take place on Facebook Live at 10 am CT.

About the event

The way you make something can be just as important as the thing you make. Learn from artists about how they take care of themselves and their communities through the materials and processes they use to make their art. How can what we do today help the future be healthier and kinder for everyone?

Saturday Morning Self-Care with Andres L. Hernandez

10–11 am on Facebook Live

Join Chicago artist Andres L. Hernandez on Facebook Live at 10-11am on Sat, Dec 12 for an interactive performance workshop focused on self-care and community care as creative and revolutionary acts.

This activity is based on the artist's ongoing work with students at Curie High School as part of the MCA's SPACE program.

C.A.M.P. Storytelling Workshop

11 am–noon on Zoom, registration required*

Join the MCA and Chicago Park District staff for a storytelling workshop about finding creativity and inspiration in your neighborhood. Learn what cultural asset mapping is and how it can help us celebrate the creative richness of every Chicago neighborhood. [Register here.] (https://experience.mcachicago.org/4753/4754)

The MCA is partnering with the Chicago Park District to support their Cultural Asset Mapping Project (C.A.M.P.). In 2020, the Arts and Culture Unit launched C.A.M.P. in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the League of Chicago Theaters with additional support from Enrich Chicago. C.A.M.P. invites Chicagoans to share their favorite cultural places and organizations around the city to help us all better understand artistic excellence and cultural vibrancy in our communities.

*Please note this workshop is only open to families who live in Chicago.

Check out the December Family Newsletter here.

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Please note this event takes place in central standard time.


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.

Artist-led activities on Family Days invite families to explore contemporary art together. Family Day

Photo: Joshua Longbrake © MCA Chicago

The MCA is a great place for families to connect with contemporary art. We offer experiences that redefine the way that kids and families explore and create art together.