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Family Day: Telling Our Stories

October 08, 202211:00 am - 3:00 pm

Photo: Mikayla Delson, © MCA Chicago

Enjoy free admission to the museum while taking part in workshops and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists.  

Artist-Led Workshop 

Create mobiles that tell stories inspired by Alexander Calder’s exhibition Intricate: Calder and the Poetry of Science with Chicago artist Miriam Bahena-Cardona Bisby.  

Where: Commons 

When: 11am–3 pm 

Artist-Led Performances 


Listen and watch SoriBeat perform. SoriBeat is the youth Korean music ensemble presented by Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (KPAC). KPAC is dedicated to helping SoriBeat youth members engage in traditional Korean cultural and performing arts, develop cross-cultural understanding, and ultimately nurture youth leadership. 

Where: Kovler Atrium 

When: Between 11 am and 1:30 pm

11–11:30 am: SoriBeat drumming and dance performances 

1–1:30 pm: SoriBeat instrumental music performances 

Drag Queen Story Hour  

Join Drag Queen Story Hour for story performances and dance breaks. 

Where: Kovler Atrium 


  • 11:45–12:45 pm: Spanish performance 
  • 1:45–2:45 pm: English and American Sign Language Interpreter performance 

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

Family Days are organized by Christiana Castillo, Manager of Learning, Youth Interpretive Programs. An ASL interpreter will be attending Family Day. If you have any questions about Family Day programming please contact Christiana Castillo at [email protected]