Family Day: Hypertext

Free For Families
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured images

Families participate in projects led by Chicago artists in the October 13, 2018 Family Day: Short Circuit. Photo: Victoria Bornstein, © MCA Chicago


Chicago artists transform the museum for children and their grown-ups. Play with the power of language in projects inspired by Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power.

This Family Day, play with the power of language.


Ongoing (11 am–3 pm)

Gallery Lab
Translate work into dance.

Blok by Blok
Participate in interviews and make beats for a podcast.

Sadie Woods
Make protest songs on music boxes.

Free Street Pocket Con
Explore comicbooks by artists of color.

Family Days are free monthly programs for kids and their grown-ups. 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 organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Emily Gallaugher, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.

Family Days 2019–20

Join us the second Saturday of every month through the spring, from 11 am–3 pm. See below for a list of dates:

October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 14
April 11
May 9

Families at the MCA

A large group of children and adults gather around a freestanding doorway-like sculpture in a brightly lit gallery space.


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