About the Event
Designed and led by Chicago artists, Family Day is a monthly program at the MCA for all families and youth. Enjoy FREE admission while taking part in workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances.
For this Family Day, attendees are invited to engage in programs and activities focused on performance, movement, poetry, and storytelling.
Family Days are organized by Christiana Castillo, Manager of Learning, Youth Interpretive Programs. If you have any questions about Family Day programming, please email Christiana Castillo.
Segundo Ruiz Bomba Ensemble
11 am–1 pm
Edlis Neeson Theater
Bomba is the oldest musical genre of Puerto Rico and an expression of Caribbean and African ancestry through music. Join the Segundo Ruiz Collective for a Bomba performance that includes a mentor from Puerto Rico, teaching artists from Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, and graduates from Segundo Ruiz’s youth programs.
Drag Story Hour
Join Drag Story Hour for story performances and dance breaks in Spanish and English.
- 1–2 pm Ms. America Powers (Spanish)
- 2–3 pm Mrs. Yuka Layme (English with American Sign Language interpreter)
A Magic Carpet
11 am–3 pm
Using fabric, bells, beads, flowers and more, contribute to an ever-growing rug inspired by art in the exhibition Forecast Form.
11 am–3 pm
4th Floor Lobby
Play a game of mapping. Explore multiple geographies and find the importance of places and the connections between them.
Support for Family Programs is provided in part by the MCA Women’s Board Family Education Initiative.