The Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits. In addition to its galleries, the MCA also boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a picturesque sculpture garden.
Museum of Contemporary Art
|Venue name:||Museum of Contemporary Art|
220 E Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||at Mies van der Rohe Way|
|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|
"David Bowie Is"
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...Mixed media Until Sun January 4th 2015READ MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
"Chicago Works: Sarah and Joseph Belknap"
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...Mixed media Until Tue February 24th 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
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...Until Sun March 8th 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
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...Mixed media Until Sun April 19th 2015READ MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
"MCA DNA: Richard Hunt"
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...Until Sun May 17th 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
Tsukasa Taiko: Reduction
A quieter, more contemporary version of the two-show performance of sounds inspired by the folkloric Japanese taiko drum. Dance improviser Ayako Kato collaborates with a variety of musicians.Sat December 20th 2014 - Sat December 20th 2014 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
Tsukasa Taiko: Taiko Legacy 11
Three generations of drummers unite for a two-show performance of percussive Asian music. Music and dance artists from Tokyo, San Francisco, and Chicago participate to create sounds inspired by the folkloric Japanese taiko drum. This show is the family-friendly...Sat December 20th 2014 - Sun December 21st 2014 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
MCA Talk: St. Vincent on David Bowie
Musician Annie Clark (better know as St. Vincent) joins Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper for a conversation about the influence of David Bowie.Sat January 3rd 2015 - Sat January 3rd 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
Things to Do
MCA Talk: Neil Gaiman
Acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will be in attendance on the closing night of the David Bowie Is exhibit, reading an unreleased story entitled “The Return of the Thin White Duke.” The event sold out in minutes, but a waitlist will be available on the evening...Sun January 4th 2015 - Sun January 4th 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago
Make your dreams a reality through art at the MCA's Family Days. Celebrating creativity and the wonders of the imagination, this monthly art workshop is led by Chicago artists to make sure the whole family gets involved, with a different theme for each...Arts & crafts Sat January 10th 2015 - Sat May 9th 2015 FreeREAD MORE220 E Chicago Ave Chicago Chicago