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King Day Festival: Say It Loud

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Raise your voice in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Through storytelling and art making, reflect on the past and imagine what we can do to create our future together. Join artists, storytellers, and families from around Chicago for this day of creativity, justice, and peace.

•Reflect on the past and envision the future through family storytelling and multimedia art making.

•Hear poets ages 9–14 from the award-winning Reborn Poetry Ensemble perform original work in tribute to Dr. King.

•Engage in teen-led conversations and experience the museum’s collection in new and unexpected ways.

Check out the full itinerary and plan your visit.

Don’t forget, Illinois residents receive free admission to the museum’s galleries as part of Free Winter Weekdays, January 8–February 15.

Visitors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to attend. For accessibility accommodations, please e-mail

Please use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street for access to the Ryan Learning Center, where admission is always free!

For more information about family programs, please call (312) 857-7161 or e-mail For upcoming events, please visit the family programs calendar.


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