Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art

One of the nation?s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.

The MCA is an artist-activated and audience-engaged contemporary art museum. They generate art, ideas and conversation around the creative process. They are a cultural leader of local necessity and international distinction.

Art is not just something to be viewed; instead, it is an interactive experience at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The works exhibited here are meant to illuminate viewers on the social and cultural contexts of today?s art.

Exhibition coming in 2018:
I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social media and alternative modes of representation, the everyday is no longer what it used to be. I Was Raised on the Internet documents a specific moment in time, beginning with 1998 and extending to the present, and focuses on the shifts that have occurred since the millennium. The nearly 100 works in the exhibition span photography, painting, sculpture, film, and video, as well as emerging technologies and interactive elements, which include interactive computer works and virtual reality.

About the museum:
MCA Chicago 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. The Museum of Contemporary Art is truly interactive; it offers educational (but fun) opportunities like Arts Camp, school tours, and Family Day.

$15 Adults
$8 Students, Teachers, and Seniors
Free for MCA Members, members of the military and police and fire departments, veterans, and anyone 18 and under. Learn about free admission for Illinois residents.

Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas  and Mondays. The museum is open on select holiday Mondays.

The museum is situated in the middle of an elongated corridor of city park land between Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan, the former location of a National Guard Armory.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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