Family Day: Magic Carpet

Free For Families

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MCA Family Day Apr 14, 2018
Photo: Ally Almore
Muffy Fishbasket and friends at the MCA’s 50th Anniversary Weekend
Photo: Grace DuVal for Time Out Chicago
Katie Vota, The Endless Feet, 2017–present. Rugs woven from repurposed jersey
Photo: Edward Beebe-Tron


Chicago artists transform the museum for kids and their grownups.

Adventure through time and space—or just cozy up with a book.

Weave emotional armor and a fabric fortress with Katie Vota.

Escape into your favorite picture books with Story Time with Drag Queens.

Create a collage of home with Zakkiyyah Najeebah

Make a carpet mosaic with James Jankowiak.

Write questions to MCA staff in our public prompt.

Seek out artworks in the galleries in the Coyote Scavenger Hunt.


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

Join us the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. This season, join us October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Family Days are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Ellen Chu, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.


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

Additional generous support provided by Kind and Skinny Pop.