Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Venue  |  Exhibitions  |  Reviews
Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Venue Type: Museum
April 15th - August 20th
Smoke, Nearby
Tania Perez Cordova
March 11th - July 23rd
Eternal Youth
Dawoud Bey, Larry Clark, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jack Pierson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Francesca Woodman
January 17th - July 2nd
December 17th, 2016 - June 18th
MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls
Amy Feldman, Mary Heilmann, Judy Ledgerwood, Joyce Pensato, Charline von Heyl, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
November 12th, 2016 - July 30th
Felix and Lincoln
Joyce Pensato
Open hours
Tue 10-8; Wed-Sun 10-5
Other phone
312.397.4010 (box office)
Gallery type
General Admission $12 Students with ID and Senior Citizens $ 7 Free admission on Tuesdays

About the MCA

One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.

Mission Statement
The mission of the MCA is to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.

The Museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate our visitors and to provide insight into the creative process.

The MCA aspires to engage a broad and diverse audience, create a sense of community and be a place for contemplation, stimulation, and discussion about contemporary art and culture.