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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

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District
Michigan Avenue
Address
220 E. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone
312-280-2660
Email
info@mcachicago.org
Website
www.mcachicago.org
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  • Hours
    Tu 10-9 (Free for IL residents); W-Th 10-5; F 10-9; Sa–Su 10-5; M Closed

    Since its founding in 1967, the MCA has earned a reputation for presenting groundbreaking exhibitions of work by local, national, and international artists. 

    In 1969, Christo wrapped the museum with 8,000 square feet of tarpaulin and rope in the artist’s first building wrap. In 1978, Gordon Matta-Clark sawed through the walls and floors of the museum’s new annex, creating the first “ex-stallation” in the space. 

    Focused on originating new shows, the MCA also became known for highlighting talent and giving emerging artists their first major exhibitions. These artists include Dan Flavin (1967), George Segal (1968), Richard Artschwager (1973), Leon Golub (1974), Frida Kahlo (1978), Kenneth Josephson (1983), Rebecca Horn (1984), Jeff Koons (1988), and Gerhard Richter (1988). 

    Now in its 50th year, the MCA continues to offer exhibitions that are provocative, dynamic, and dedicated to the art of today.

    Image: MCA building exterior at night. Photo: Peter McCullough, © MCA Chicago.


    Events Calendar

    Ongoing:

    Stroller Tour

    Children / Youth / Family — 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Little Lower Layer

    Exhibition — through

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Nauman

    To The Racy Brink

    Exhibition — through

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Untitled-1

    We Are Here

    Exhibition — through

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Upcoming:

    Tuesday, August 29

    Tuesday, September 5

    Wednesday, September 6

    Stroller Tour

    Children / Youth / Family — 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Thursday, September 7

    Tuesday, September 12

    Wednesday, September 13

    MCA Talk: Solange Knowles

    Artist Talks & Panel Discussion — 7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Saturday, September 16

    Tuesday, September 19

    Saturday, September 23

    Prime Time: Off Rack

    Artist Talks & Panel Discussion — 7:00pm - 11:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Tuesday, September 26

    Wednesday, October 4

    Stroller Tour

    Children / Youth / Family — 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Friday, October 13

    MCA Talk: Vince Staples

    Artist Talks & Panel Discussion — 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Saturday, October 14

    Untitled-2

    Felix

    Exhibition — through

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Saturday, October 21

    MCA Hearts Chicago 50th Anniversary Weekend

    Art Expos & City Event and Artist Talks & Panel Discussion — through

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Wednesday, November 1

    Stroller Tour

    Children / Youth / Family — 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Friday, November 17

    MCA Talk: Chance the Rapper

    Artist Talks & Panel Discussion — 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Wednesday, December 6

    Stroller Tour

    Children / Youth / Family — 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)