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Family Day: I Heart Art


Shared art experiences. New every time.

Join the MCA in celebrating our love of art. Explore emotions through hands-on projects and enjoy the MCA’s beloved collection.


  • Creation Station: Love Landscapes
  • Inspired by the drawings of Joseph Yoakum, make a watercolor of a real or imaginary place you love.

Education Studios, first floor

  • Creation Station: Alphabet of Emotions
  • With a color and shape-based alphabet invented by design practice Smith and Linder, tell a story about how you feel.

Education Studios, first floor

  • Creation Station: Mood Glasses
  • Create colored lenses with artist Jenna Deidel, then venture into the galleries to look through your creations. Does color affect our experience of art?

Lake Gallery (east side, fourth floor)

  • Creation Station: It’s what’s inside that counts
  • Inspired by the work of Andrea Zittel, create an environment inside a container with artist Katie Waugh.

Second-floor atrium

  • Look & Learn

Explore the exhibition Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion as a family. Talk about the artwork and your ideas with artist Rachel Harper.


Additional support for Family Days in February is provided by the North Shore Affiliate of the MCA.