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Family Day: Form, Balance, Joy

Sat, Oct 9, 2010

Alexander Calder, <em>Four Boomerangs</em>

Alexander Calder, Four Boomerangs, c. 1949. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, gift of Ruth Horwich. © 2010 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Shared art experiences. New every time.
11 am – 3 pm 
Admission is free for families with children 12 and under.
Activities are appropriate for all ages.

Kick-off a new season of MCA Family Days by celebrating the artists in the Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art exhibition. Work with artists, tinker with materials and forms as you create, and share time in the galleries as a family.

Creation Station 1: The Neighborhood Big Draw
MCA plaza (if rain or wind: 4th floor)
Work with artist Jenna Deidel as the MCA Chicago participates in the Neighborhood Big Draw, a drawing celebration taking place today in communities across the United States. The Neighborhood Big Draw is copresented with the Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR).

Creation Station 2: Light as a Feather
In the Tot Spot on the ground floor
New this year: A creation station specifically geared for little ones up to four years old. Join artist Rachel Harper to explore feathers and other seemingly weightless materials.

Creation Station 3: From Flat to Fantastic
4th floor
What can you build with a piece of paper? Transform this two-dimensional material into standing sculptures with artist Annie Heckman.

Scavenger Hunt
Main floor
Solve riddles as you explore the exhibition Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy. Claim your prize at the main-floor registration table once your search is complete.

Look and Learn
Main floor
Perfect for ages 5 and up. Choose a special object and a descriptive word, then use these things to start a conversation about what you see in the galleries with artist Alex Chitty.

Tot Spot
Ground floor
Refreshments await you on the ground floor where you and your family can recharge between art-making activities.