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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
Social
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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). 

    The MCA boasts an award-winning store and Marisol, the restaurant and bar, feauturing innovative flavors from Chicago chef Jason Hammel in an immersive art environment designed by internationally renowned artist Chris Offili. 

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


    Events Calendar

    Ongoing:

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    We Are Here

    Exhibition — through

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    Felix

    Exhibition — through

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    MCA Screen: Paul Pfeiffer

    Exhibition and Film & Video — through

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    Upcoming:

    Friday, January 19

    Thursday, January 25

    Friday, January 26

    Saturday, January 27

    Thursday, February 8

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    Claire Cunningham: The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight

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

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Saturday, February 24

    Saturday, March 31

    Saturday, April 28

    Saturday, June 23

    Saturday, October 26