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Family Day | Poetry and Improv

May 13, 202311:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Two people raise large, colorful pieces of fabric over their heads on a darkened stage.

Freedom From and Freedom To performing at Family Day: Express Yourself Through Movement, Nov 12, 2022. Photo: Ricardo Adame.

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.


Artist-Led Performance

Freedom From and Freedom To

11 am–1 pm
Edlis Neeson Theater*

Watch movement and sound performers fuse their diverse artistic backgrounds and practices to create unique interactive experiences in a celebration of movement and sound. The audience is invited to randomly select a combination of artists, who must then perform together.

Artist-Led Activity

Poems While You Wait

1–3 pm
2nd-floor atrium

Receive a typewritten poem on a theme of your choosing from poets with Poems While You Wait.

*Please note that masks are recommended in the theater.


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