Family Day: X-Ray Vision

Free For Families

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A young boy reaches out to touch a screen projected with a grid of colorful rectangles.
An MCA Family Day participant explores projections and shadows with Manual Cinema, Jan 10, 2015
Photo: Joshua Longbrake, © MCA Chicago


At this Family Day, enhance your powers of sight and look at things from the inside out.


Claire Ashley
Explore giant inflatable sculptures.

Corinne Mucha
Play with Xrays, inspired by Felix.

Rhonda Wheatley
Design magical vision glasses.

Jason Hammel and Pilot Light
See through super foods.

Artist-led games in Howardena Pindell: What Remains to be Seen and Chicago Works: Paul Heyer

And more!

This month, Marisol is offering special to-go lunch boxes for families. Get a PBJ or ham and cheese sandwich and chips for $8.

Family Days are free monthly programs for kids and their grownups where Chicago artists transform the museum. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists.

Family Days are the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. This season, join us Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14, and May 12.


Claire Ashley, Hot Rocks, 2017. Acrylic, spray paint, Tyvek, PVC-coated ripstop nylon, fans; each approx. 72 in. (182.88 cm) diameter
Photo courtesy of the artist
Rhonda Wheatley, Consciousness Mirror, 2016
Photo courtesy of the artist


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

Additional generous support is provided by Bai Brands.