Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Theater
Housing of one of the largest collections of modern art in the nation, the Museum of Contemporary Art also hosts major touring exhibits, film screenings and performing artists. When they're not browsing the extensive galleries, visitors can grab a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant or take a stroll through a picturesque sculpture garden. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop—it boasts one of the city's best selections of offbeat tchotchkes.
|Venue name:||Museum of Contemporary Art||Contact:|
220 E Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||at Mies van der Rohe Way|
|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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"Above, Before & After"
A painter may insist on hanging their canvases on a gallery wall, but some artists prefer to blur the line between their work and the environment in which it is presented. In "Above, Before & After," the MCA assembles a collection of two- and three-dimensional...Contemporary art Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday June 18 2017
“Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings”
Screening inside one of the theaters in Egyptian artist Basim Magdy’s debut MCA exhibition is a short film he made in 2011, entitled 13 Essential Rules for Understanding the World. The short parodies classic educational films, using footage of tulips...Painting Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday March 19 2017
“Chicago Works: Chris Bradley”
The latest exhibition in the MCA's "Chicago Works" series focuses on local sculptor Chris Bradley, who replicates everyday objects and places them in new contexts. An ordinary bag of ice is a creative challenge for the artist, achieved by casting cubes...Sculpture Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday July 2 2017
"MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls"
The MCA's latest exhibition in its ongoing DNA series confronts the gender inequality that still haunts the art world. Named after the ‘90s feminist punk movement, "Riot Grrrls" showcases paintings by notable female artists like Mary Heilmann, Charline...Painting Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday June 4 2017
“Merce Cunningham: Common Time”
Dance is the domain of movement and feats of physicality—it's not an art form that immediately lends itself to being the subject of a largely static museum exhibition. The late dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham viewed the stage as a place where...Contemporary and experimental Tuesday February 28 2017 - Sunday April 30 2017
Larry Clark’s infamous photograph series “Kids” (taken during the filming of the scandalous 1995 film of the same name) is the centerpiece of this exhibition, which examines the portrayal of youth in contemporary art. Grappling with the simultaneous innocent...Photography Saturday March 11 2017 - Sunday July 23 2017
"Tania Pérez Córdova: Smoke Nearby"
Using borrowed items—such as a cell phone SIM card or a single earring—Mexican artist Córdova creates sculptures that force viewers to consider the interactions involved in obtaining her materials. In "Smoke Nearby," Córdova's first solo U.S. museum exhibition,...Sculpture Saturday April 15 2017 - Sunday August 20 2017
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Young or old this museum has something to offer for everyone. Fascinating exhibits no matter what time of year you go. From Warhol to Kerry Marshall you'll find pieces of work that inspire, awake, and excite you. I go every few months, and each time I am amazing at the things I find inside. The insider tip is to go on Tuesday evenings when the museum is free for residents. They also have free jazz concert on Tuesday night where you can sit under the Hancock building and see out over the water. So check out this museum and all it has to offer, including an amazing gift so check out this museum and all it has to offer, including a wallet draining gift shop!
I would like to enter this photograph in Time Out Chicago's photo contest.
This photograph was taken on April 26th 2015. My nine year old daughter wanted to spend the day downtown with me. We went to several places and took many pictures. This one we agreed was our favorite. My daughter said it was the best day of her life and asked if we could do this every year on the same day. It was then that "Daddy Daughter Day" became our yearly tradition.
Who doesn't love the MCA? It's full of beautiful, vibrant, modern art in countless rooms that are easy to get around. There's a great sculpture garden you can hang out in on sunny days, too.
The MCA is one of the best museums in Chicago; it's beautifully designed, easy to navigate, & excellently curated. This museum displays everything from classic modern art pieces by Andy Warhol to works by current working & local artist. They have a stellar sculpture garden & terrace that allows visitors to interact with works. It's a fantastic museum & a must see.
Thi s is one of my favorite museums in the entire world. It's the perfect size: manageable if you only have an hour, but filled with such well-curated exhibits that you could easily spend half a day inside. The architecture itself is a wonder, with suspended, spiraling steps and a precipitous drop four stories to a bright, glassy koi pond. My favorite thing about this museum is its dedication to interactive art—every time I come there's a piece I can touch, walk through, climb into or otherwise participate with. It was one of the first places I experienced that, and it's been integral in my love of art ever since.