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Family Day | Quilts and Stories

January 13, 202411:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

About the Event

In January, artists A. Martinez and Gaby Martinez take over the MCA with their collaborative quilt-making inspired by Faith Ringgold. Additionally, musician Ben LaMar Gay performs for families to interact with his music, and KIDO Chicago, the award-winning kids boutique in the South Loop, has a pop-up at the museum.

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.



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



Lead support of the MCA’s presentation of Faith Ringgold: American People is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, and R. H. Defares.

Major support is provided by Ellen-Blair Chube, DIOR, Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Northern Trust, Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe, and Charlotte Cramer Wagner and Herbert S. Wagner III of the Wagner Foundation.

Generous support is provided by Katherine Mann and Mitchell Lederer, Cheryl and Eric McKissack, D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies, and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

This exhibition is supported by the MCA’s Women Artists Initiative, a philanthropic commitment to further equity across gender lines and promote the work and ideas of women artists.

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Lead support for this exhibition at the New Museum, New York has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Major support for this exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, Glenstone, and the Robert Lehman Foundation.