Family Day: I Heart Art

Free For Families


NOTE: This Family Day takes place on a Sunday due to the opening of This Will Have Been on Saturday, February 11.

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In an open indoor space, children play with wooden building blocks on the floor.
Family Day, Feb 2012
Photo: Joshua Longbrake, © MCA Chicago


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

On this Family Day, children receive 50% off brunch with purchase of an adult meal.

Art Activities

Studio: That Drawing is Me
As artists often do, creatively express your feelings and draw on a collaborative and interactive drawing wall with artist Shoshanna Utchenik.

Studio: Together Tower
Inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark's process of altering standing buildings or houses, build a structure that is partly dependent on someone else's ideas with artist Alex Chitty.

Studio: Cube Creation
Inspired by the cube shape in many Language of Less artworks, work with artist Cheryl Pope to explore the possibilities of what one shape can create by building only with sugar cubes.

Studio: Loop by Loop
Inspired by the net structure of Leonore Antunes' walk around there, look through here, link fabric loops with artist Tanya Fleisher as you create a sculpture that can wrap around you, perhaps like a blanket.

Scavenger Hunt
Use picture clues to find six artworks. Once your search is complete, stop by one of the registration tables to claim your prize.

Look & Learn
Designated start times. Sign up at the registration tables.
Explore the exhibitions on view and talk about the artwork and your ideas with artist Rachel Harper.