Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
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One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. 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 panoramic view of Lake Michigan.

Join a docent-led tour to gain deeper insight into key themes and works featured in the MCA’s exhibitions. All tours last 30–45 minutes and begin at the Visitor Service Desk on the second floor. Please call 312.280.2660 for more information.

Family Day Wonder
Stretch your imagination, explore the cosmos, and experience the art of storytelling in new and inventive ways. Guest artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap and Manual Cinema, whose works are featured at the MCA this winter, lead interactive projects.

MCA Library
The MCA Library is a noncirculating, research library that serves the MCA staff, members, interns, volunteers, and scholars. The collections focus on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on Chicago-area institutions and artists, and include historical records of the MCA.

From commissioned stage pieces to Bowie-inspired performances, MCA Stage presents performances by leading artists from the US and around the world. Come see how bold we can be.

Housed in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MCA Stage is conveniently located in the heart of the Michigan Avenue shopping district, with a great selection of nearby restaurants, public transportation, and parking garages.

All MCA Stage ticket buyers enjoy the following:

  • No service charges on your ticket purchase
  • Free museum admission with your MCA Stage ticket stub, valid up to 7 days
  • $11 MCA garage parking, with validation and valid up to 6 hours on date of show
  • Easy exchanges
  • Free replacement of lost tickets

All of this still does not even begin to scratch the surface of what’s happening at MCA, which is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues.

Find out more here

MCA Partner School Initiative: An Introduction from MCA Chicago on Vimeo.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611
General: (312) 280-2660
Box Office: (312) 397-4010
Store: (312) 397-4000

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