Time Out says
The Museum of Contemporary Art houses one of the largest collections of contemporary works in the nation and frequently hosts major touring exhibits, displaying work by the likes of Doris Salcedo, Simon Starling and Daniel Clowes. The museum's regular Chicago Works series presents works by local artists, showcasing rising talent and hosting workshops and discussion. The museum recently opened an adventurous new in-house restaurant, Marisol, helmed by Lula Cafe chef Jason Hammel.
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave
at Mies van der Rohe Way
Tue 10am–8pm; Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 10, 26, 66.
$12 suggested admission, seniors and students $7, kids under 12 free. Tuesdays free for Illinois residents
Drawn from the MCA's collection, the artists featured in this exhibit consider the interactions between the Earth and the people who traverse it, ranging from travel photography to pieces that seek to understand the history of a specific place.Contemporary art Until Sunday April 7 2019
The latest installment of the MCA's Chicago Works series showcases the hyper-detailed paintings of Mika Horibuch. Using oil paints and linen canvases, Horibuch creates images that are so realistic, they appear to be three-dimensional, including renderings...Painting Until Sunday December 2 2018
The internet changed everything, and the latest show at the MCA attempts to reckon with the technology's repercussions on communication, culture and expression. Artists from all across the world consider the ways in which the advent of the internet has...Contemporary art Until Sunday October 14 2018
Chicago-based photographer Kenneth Josephson’s conceptual images push the boundaries of the medium, using carefully-planned collages and pictures of pictures to create surreal works that toy with the viewer’s perception of space and time. The MCA will...Photography Until Sunday December 30 2018
Each Tuesday, the Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a free concert in its Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden—admission to the museum is also free for Illinois residents. The lineup is stacked with notable performers from the Chicago jazz community, including...Jazz Tuesday September 25 2018 Free
The form of the human body inspires the expressive sculptures, paintings and installation of Italian artist Enrico, who expands upon and modifies recognizable forms in unexpected ways throughout a collection of his work from the past decade.Contemporary art Saturday September 29 2018 - Sunday March 10 2019
Plenty of Midwestern artists have packed their bags and headed for the West Coast—the MCA's latest exhibit examines the migration, assembling work by more than 60 artists who have made the trip and exploring the changes in their practices. Reaching back...Contemporary art Saturday November 17 2018 - Sunday January 27 2019