Family Day: ‘Tis the Season

Free For Families

Featured image

Family Day, Dec 11, 2010
Photo: Jonathan Sommers, © MCA Chicago


Shared art experiences. New every time.

It is a season of many celebrations. Using contemporary art and your ideas as inspiration, explore what it means to celebrate!


Creation Station: Intertwined
Discover colorful and textured fabrics that evoke holiday memories. Artist Kristin Sabatino helps your family create a collaborative artwork that ties together all that you share this season.
2nd-floor atrium

Creation Station: Treasure in a Bottle
Capture what is special for you about your favorite holidays by creating a glass capsule of treasured images with artist Dominique Enriquez.
1st floor, Education Center

Performance: Taiko Drummers
Is music a part of your family's holiday celebration? Experience a 30-minute performance of Taiko drummers at 1 pm. Listen as their rhythms fill the museum space.
4th-floor lobby

Look & Learn
Celebrations are filled with ornaments. Look at an artwork by contemporary artist Kim MacConnel, think about how decorations make things special, and create your own design.
4th floor lobby

Scavenger Hunt
Solve riddles as you look at artworks that have festive elements. Once your search is complete, stop by one of the registration tables to claim your prize.