Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
The MCA Chicago is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time with an international reputation for presenting ground-breaking exhibitions.
Focused on originating new shows, the MCA is known for giving emerging artists their first major exhibitions, including 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).
Its collection has grown to over 2,000 pieces, featuring artists such as Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Alexander Calder. It also contains historical samples of 1940s–1970s late surrealism, pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art; notable holdings in 1980s postmodernism; as well as contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and related media.
The MCA boasts an award-winning store and Marisol, the restaurant and bar, featuring innovative flavors in an immersive art environment designed by internationally renowned artist Chris Ofili. The performing arts program, MCA Stage, features leading performers from around the globe in its 300-seat theater. The museum offers tours and programs for all ages and is free for all youth 18 and under.
Illinois residents enjoy free admission every Tuesday!
The MCA also offers FREE admission for youth 18 and under all year long.
Photo: Peter McCullough