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Family Day | Inspire

January 14, 202311:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission is free to Family Day attendees; use promo code FAMILYDAY. ASL interpretation is provided.

ten individuals playing music together outdoors

The Ruiz Belvis Collective. Photo: Omar Torres-Kortright.

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, engage in programs and activities focused on performance, movement, and self-expression.

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.


Artist-Led Performance

Ruiz Belvis Collective

11 am–1 pm
Edlis Neeson Theater*

Join the Ruiz Belvis Collective for a performance inspired by Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today. The Ruiz Belvis Collective is an Afro-Latin Jazz youth performance ensemble born at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center.

*Please note that masks are required in the theater.

Artist-Led Workshop

Multimedia Art-Making

11 am–3 pm
The Commons

Chicago Teaching Artist Gaby Martinez leads families through a multimedia art-making experience focused on dance, movement, and visual art connected to Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today.


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