2016/17 Season

Cultivate your child's artistic curiosity with free thematic art workshops led by local artists, art organizations an UChicago students. Families can sample a range of activities for ages 2–12 through hour-long sessions led by local artists.  See below for ticket information and the full schedule.

Family Saturdays 2016/17

2-4:30 pm / Free

Stories across the Generations: From Shakespeare to the Great Migration

Sat, Oct 1, 2–4:30pm


ASE Youth Ensemble will present a concert celebrating the period in history referred to as the Great Migration, featuring young people ages 6–17 performing poetry, songs, and stories that bring the important lessons of this history to life in vibrant and dynamic ways.

As a part of Chicago's ongoing Shakespeare 400 celebration, Teaching Lab Collaborations at The University of Chicago will present some of the South Side’s youngest thespians, showcasing performances from youth who have participated in a month-long Shakespeare workshop series. Come hear some classic tales told in new ways!


Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Sat, Nov 5, 2–4:30pm / Free

Film Screening

The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish film noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of Manhattan. Leo is an eleven year old boy and he has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a greedy villain who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Clever journalist Mary must put the fellows’ behind-the-scenes savvy into play, as she is in the line of fire to foil the evil mastermind. Now they must form an extraordinary team, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Come along on a heart-thumping adventure as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

Phantom Boy, France/Belgium, English (Dubbed), 85 minutes. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol. English version: Featuring the voices of Fred Armison and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Reserve tickets at:http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/



Reciprocity: Giving and Receiving

Sat, Dec 3, 2–4:30pm / Free


This month we focus on making things for giving and sharing in a variety of art forms. Our interdisciplinary workshops are engaging for the whole family, offering hands-on activities from music to arts and crafts. Join us and learn something new. Geared for youth ages 2–12, there are a variety of choices. Visit arts.uchicago.edu/loganfamilysaturdays for more details.


Peace and Purpose

Sat, Jan 7, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD


I Believe I Can Fly: Exploring Aviation

Sat, Feb 4, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD

Comic workshop


Art Girls: Celebrating the Contributions of Women Artists

Sat, Mar 4, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD


Garden Art: Exploring the Beauty in Nature

Sat, Apr 1, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD


Concrete Family Festival

Sat, May 6, 1–5 pm / Free

Concrete Family Festival: Hands-on family activities related to concrete

Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street) and Smart Museum of Art (5550 South Greenwood Avenue)

An afternoon of hands-on family activities related to concrete. Learn how to pour and shape this ancient material with concrete masons from Ozinga, make mini concrete cars, and get up close to a real-life concrete mixing truck.

Presented by the Logan Center for the Arts and the Smart Museum of Art. Sponsored by Ozinga Bros., Inc.Concrete Family Festival: Hands-on family activities related to concrete


Comic and Animation

Sat, Jun 3, 2–4:30pm / Free

Workshops TBD

Comic workshop


Reserve tickets by phone at 773.702.ARTS or online at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu





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The Logan Center Family Saturdays and Family Saturday Festivals are made possible through the support of the Milken Institute, Michael and Patricia Klowden, the Reva and David Logan Foundation, and friends of the Logan Center, as well as partnerships with local and national arts organizations and performing artists.


pinReva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th Street
ChicagoIL 60637


Mon–Sat, 8 am–10 pm
Sun, 11 am–9 pm
December 23 & December 26
December 30 & January 2

UCID card access outside of these hours only for Logan-based faculty, staff, and MFA students with studios, or via special permission. Hours will be extended for special events as needed.

Logan Media Center
Sunday: 4pm-8pm
Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
December 10-January 2

Logan Center Gallery
Mon: Closed
Tue–Sat9 am–9 pm
Sun11 am–9 pm
December 25 & 26, January 1

Box Office

Mon–Fri, noon–6 pm
Sat–Sun, closed
December 30-January 2

Café Logan
Mon–Sat, 8 am–10 pm
Sun, 11 am–9 pm
December 10-January 2


773.702.ARTS (2787)