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Family Day | Migration Stories

May 11, 202411:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission is free to Family Day attendees.
Spanish and English facilitation; ASL interpretation provided

About the Event

Join us to celebrate the last Family Day of the season, full of incredible local artists’ workshops and interactive experiences!

Salvador Andrade leads a collaborative workshop using found objects that draw inspiration from Mexican textiles.

Printmaker Atlan Arceo guides participants of all ages through a workshop on various print techniques.

The Mexican Consulate of Chicago is collaborating with us to share two stories from Home is Somewhere Else, directed by Carlos Hagerman and Jorge Villalobos, which is a unique and timely animated documentary that tells stories of immigrant youth, exploring each character’s inner world alongside their colorful hopes, and dreams for a better future.

Don’t miss our family workshop, Tell Me About Your Wings, to learn more about the traditional techniques of indigenous cultures in Mexico, such as the Wixárika, in commemoration of Jorge Marín’s sculpture Wings of Mexico.

Designed and led by Chicago artists, Family Day is a monthly program that allows families and youth to connect and engage with contemporary art through activities and performances for all-ages. Enjoy FREE admission while taking part in workshops, open studio sessions, gallery tours, performances, and more.


Activities are facilitated in English and Spanish with ASL interpretation provided.

ASL provided.

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