A family with two young children stands next to a large plaster cast of a building.

A family enjoys the Hall of Architecture. Photo: Tom Little

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day

Carnegie Museum of Art

Free with admission


This year marks the 91st birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose message of equal rights for all is as important today as it was during his lifetime. Help us celebrate his legacy through family-friendly activities that inspire discussion and reflection. All activities are free with admission!

  • Collaborative Dream Mural in the Studio
    11 a.m.–4 p.m.
    Stop by the Studio to contribute to a collaborative mural. Draw or write your dreams for the positive changes you hope to see in the world. The whole family can participate! Come back at 4 p.m. to see the completed mural.
  • Self-Portraits in the Galleries
    11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Look at examples of portraits found in the galleries, then create your very own self-portrait to take home. As you draw, reflect on the things that are difficult to depict in a portrait, such as your hopes, dreams, and feelings—many of which are shared by other people.
  • Back-to-Back Drawing in the Galleries
    11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Join us in the Scaife Galleries for this fun drawing game that emphasizes collaboration and communication. Try sketching an artwork that you can't see while a friend or family member describes it to you.