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  • Address:

    Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave
    Gold Coast
    Chicago

  • Cross Street:

    at Mies van der Rohe Way

  • Venue phone:

    312-280-2660

  • Venue website:

    mcachicago.org

  • Opening hours:

    Tue 10am–8pm; Wed 10am–5pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Fri 10am-10pm; Sat, Sun 9am-6pm

  • Transport:

    El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 10, 26, 66.

  • Price:

    $12 suggested admission, seniors and students $7, kids under 12 free. Tuesdays free for Illinois residents

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    1. Museum of Contemporary Art
      • 220 E Chicago Ave
        Gold Coast
        Chicago
      • 312-280-2660
      • mcachicago.org
      • 41.897156,-87.621287

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"Anne Collier"

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Photographer Anne Collier's long-running Woman with a Camera series examines how females are empowered when they are able to reverse "the male gaze" by picking up a camera. This survey of Collier's career includes pieces that elaborate on the artist's...

"Anne Collier"

"Body Doubles"

Mixed media

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The MCA explores the relationship between the body and identity with an exhibition assembled from the museum's personal collections. Notable works featured in the exhibit include Wu Tsang’s video installation, Mishima in Mexico (2012) and the North American...

"Body Doubles"
  1. Until Sun Apr 19 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $12, students and seniors $7
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"Chicago Works: Sarah and Joseph Belknap"

Mixed media

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Longtime collaborators Sarah and Joseph Belknap draw their inspiration from the skies, creating pieces inspired by distant planets and craters on the moon. Composed of sculptures, photography and videos, the MCA's latest Chicago Works exhibit delves into...

"Chicago Works: Sarah and Joseph Belknap"
  1. Until Tue Feb 24 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $12, students and seniors $7
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"David Bowie Is"

Mixed media

  • Rating: 4/5
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Awesome. The coolest. A god. That's our answer to what David Bowie Is. This feverishly awaited collection, culled by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, gathers more than 400 pretty things including costumes, photographs, videos and other rare ephemera...

"David Bowie Is"
  1. Until Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $25
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"Doris Salcedo"

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Bogotá sculptor Doris Salcedo is well known for her site-specific installations which make use of abandoned objects, including hospital furniture that has been filled in with concrete and stacks of white shirts. Salcedo's work is informed by the political...

"Doris Salcedo"
  1. Sat Feb 21 2015 – Sun May 24 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
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"Earthly Delights"

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As modern art continues to embrace minimalism, the MCA presents an exhibition of work from its permanent collection that explores the inherent pleasure and aesthetic beauty of art. Collecting paintings, sculptures, and installations by eight artists,...

"Earthly Delights"

"MCA DNA: Richard Hunt"

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The Museum of Contemporary Art's latest DNA exhibit looks back on the work of Chicago-based artist Richard Hunt. The exhibition includes drawing and sculptures completed by Hunt between the 1950s and the 1990s, documenting the development of his abstract...

"MCA DNA: Richard Hunt"
  1. Thu Dec 18 – Sun May 17 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
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MCA Talk: St. Vincent on David Bowie

Things to Do, Art, Music

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Musician Annie Clark (better know as St. Vincent) joins Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper for a conversation about the influence of David Bowie.

MCA Talk: St. Vincent on David Bowie

The Lonesome Organist covers David Bowie

Rock, Pop & Hip-hop, Museums & Attractions

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Chicago artist Jeremy Jacobson performs all by himself under the moniker of the Lonesome Organist. Playing drums, guitar, harmonica and accordion, Jacobson will turn in one-man-band rendition of Bowie favorites.

The Lonesome Organist covers David Bowie
  1. Tue Dec 9
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. Free with museum admission
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