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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:

    Upcoming:

    Saturday, August 25

    Saturday, September 15

    Prime-time

    Prime Time: #FutureSelf

    Galas & Special Event and Event — 7:00pm - 11:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Thursday, September 27

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    EXPO Vernissage

    Galas & Special Event — 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Saturday, September 29

    Wednesday, October 3

    Saturday, October 20

    Friday, November 2

    Friday, November 9

    Friday, November 30

    Frikis

    Talk: Los Frikis

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

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

    Wednesday, December 5

    Saturday, October 26