Chicagoland parents and kids can enjoy creative fun during free Family Day Activities scheduled to be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on the second Saturday of each month from November 2011 to May 2012. Each program runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and admission is free for families with children ages 12 and under.
Activities during each event include hands-on art projects, Look ‘n’ Learn stations, and scavenger hunts. Children will visit different areas of MCA to participate in these activities and learn more about art while doing so.
Better yet, each child ages 12 and under can eat for free at Puck’s at the MCA with the purchase of a matching adult entree. And after visiting the event, families can stop by the MCA Store to shop its selection of innovative and unique playthings that encourage creativity and a love of style.
Family Day: Less is More
On Saturday, November 12, families can experiment with how to communicate meaning in as simple a way as possible through activities inspired by the current exhibition The Language of Less.
Family Day: Movement
On Saturday, December 10, families can enjoy playing with kinetic objects and body movements, as well as experiencing a performance by Taiko Legacy Drummers.
Family Day: Places
On Saturday, January 14, 2012, families can create with pictures and maps and investigate real and imaginary places inspired by photographer David Hartt’s work.
Family Day: I Heart Art
In a scheduling variation from the usual Saturday time, on Sunday, February 12, 2012, families can mark Valentine’s Day by celebrating art and emotion through the day’s planned projects.
Family Day: Then and Now
On Saturday, March 10, 2012, families can explore connections between past memories and present creations by studying the museum’s artworks and playing with old pictures.
Family Day: Spring Greening
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, families can mark Earth Day by making art that celebrates nature and the environment.
Family Day: Stories
On Saturday, May 12, families can invent stories about characters and places both real and imagined through activities inspired by the work of artist Rashid Johnson.
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago.
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