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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–Sun 10am–5pm

  • 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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"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. Sat Oct 25 – Sun Apr 19 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $12, students and seniors $7
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Bowie Changes: Bobbie Conn Plays Station to Station

Rock, Pop & Hip-hop, Museums & Attractions

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Chicago-based glam rocker Conn bows before his god, covering Bowie's Station to Station at MCA on November 15, as part of the David Bowie Is exhibition. Check out more locals paying tribute to Ziggy at Bowie Changes concerts by Jon Langford & Sally Timms...

Bowie Changes: Bobbie Conn Plays Station to Station
  1. Sat Nov 15
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $20, members $16, students $10
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Bowie Changes: Disappears plays Low

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Local krautrock disciples Disappears pay tribute to Bowie in a very Berlin way, with their interpretation of the artist's more sombre Low. It's all part of the awesome and mammoth new Bowie exhibit at the museum. Other Bowie tribute concerts at the MCA...

Bowie Changes: Disappears plays Low
  1. Sat Nov 22
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $20, members $16, students $10
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Bowie Changes: Jon Langford & Sally Timms

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Two locals, Welsh rocker Jon Langford and English alt-country singer Sally Timms tackle Bowie's love songs in their tribute concert to the glam-pop icon at the MCA on November 21, as part of the museum's David Bowie Is exhibition. Other Chicagoan Bowie...

Bowie Changes: Jon Langford & Sally Timms
  1. Fri Nov 21
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $20, members $16, students $10
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"Chicago Works: Sarah and Joseph Belknap"

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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. Sat Oct 11 – Tue Feb 24 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $12, students and seniors $7
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"Chicago Works: Zachary Cahill"

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Interdisciplinary Chicago artist Zachary Cahill's latest exhibit, entitled "Snow", is divided into three distinct sections, which mimick a welcome center, a library, and an art gallery. Cahill’s paintings, sculptures and writing populate each area, drawing...

"Chicago Works: Zachary Cahill"

"David Bowie Is"

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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 over 300 pretty things including costumes, photographs, videos, photography and other...

"David Bowie Is"
  1. Tue Sep 23 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
  3. $25
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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"
  1. Tue Sep 16 – Sun Nov 30
  2. Museum of Contemporary Art
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MCA Talk: Bryan Ferry and Michael Bracewall

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Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry (a man that David Bowie called his favorite songwriter) teams up with author Michael Bracewell to discuss the concepts behind the glam-rock era. The talk will touch on music, fashion and the attitude of '60s and '70s England....

MCA Talk: Bryan Ferry and Michael Bracewall

MCA Talk: Kevin Barnes on David Bowie

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Kevin Barnes is the frontman of the band Of Montreal, with a mind as quirky and euphoric as his band's lyrics. He will be at the Museum of Contemporary Art to speak about one of the few men who we can say is equally, if not more, eccentric: David Bow...

MCA Talk: Kevin Barnes on David Bowie
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