Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago The MCA Chicago is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists.
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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 great view of Lake Michigan.

Mission: The MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can 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 offer insight into the creative process. The MCA engages diverse audiences and creates a sense of community by providing a place to contemplate and discuss contemporary art and culture and issues of our day.

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Just announced: a two-day symposium, Fractures: Creating Around Devastation explores ideas of ecofeminism, architecture,...
02/18/2021

Just announced: a two-day symposium, Fractures: Creating Around Devastation explores ideas of ecofeminism, architecture, and water.
RSVPs now open: http://bit.ly/3ard8to

"The scores have a gravitas that feels right while living through a pandemic, a contentious presidential election, Black...
02/17/2021
Living in the Fracture: Scores for our Last Audience | Kristen Shahverdian | thINKingDANCE

"The scores have a gravitas that feels right while living through a pandemic, a contentious presidential election, Black Lives Matter, and the Jan. 6 uprising at the Capital, but I can also imagine creating these scores with joy and playfulness."
Read the review of a canary torsi | Yanira Castro's "Last Audience: a performance manual," then experience it yourself: https://bit.ly/2Hj59CP

My packet of performance manuals arrives via FedEx. Opening the large envelope, I expect a large book to come out—akin to an art book from a museum. Instead, I hold 5 small booklets, 4 white and 1 black, bound with clear plastic wrapping; they are…

Weather this latest blizzard in style. The MCA Store has cold weather gear at great prices! Shop snuggly scarves and hat...
02/16/2021
Fashion - Cold Weather

Weather this latest blizzard in style. The MCA Store has cold weather gear at great prices! Shop snuggly scarves and hats online or in-person; the MCA Store is open Thursday to Sunday, 11 am-6 pm, and Monday to Wednesday by appointment.
Shop warm and fuzzy: https://bit.ly/3muMBOz

MCA Chicago Store has apparel to keep you stylish and warm in the winter. Ordering is easy and secure. Visit our site today.

💙 Happy Valentine's Day! 💙Image credit: Jeff Koons, "Hanging Heart," 2006. Installation view, "Jeff Koons," MCA Chicago,...
02/14/2021

💙 Happy Valentine's Day! 💙

Image credit: Jeff Koons, "Hanging Heart," 2006. Installation view, "Jeff Koons," MCA Chicago, May 31–Sep 21, 2008. Photo © MCA Chicago.

“It’s kind of baked into his DNA to continue to keep crossing over into these different areas,” said former Chief Curato...
02/13/2021
Takashi Murakami’s Smiling Flower Becomes a Hublot Watch

“It’s kind of baked into his DNA to continue to keep crossing over into these different areas,” said former Chief Curator Michael Darling about Takashi Murkami's latest collaboration.

Bright colors are a hallmark of the Japanese artist’s creations, but in this case he chose black. With diamonds.

An MCA exclusive! Carolina Caycedo’s remixed artworks have been translated onto luxurious 80” scarves of silk-cashmere. ...
02/12/2021

An MCA exclusive! Carolina Caycedo’s remixed artworks have been translated onto luxurious 80” scarves of silk-cashmere. These fluid Water Portraits scarves can be wrapped around the body or displayed as art. Shop in store Thu-Sun, 11 am-6 pm, or by appointment Mon-Wed: https://bit.ly/3j7CDmo

02/12/2021
Talk: Carolina Caycedo

In celebration of the exhibition Carolina Caycedo: From the Bottom of the River, join a lively conversation between the artist, exhibition curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, and Wayuu filmmaker David Hernández Palmar. This discussion explores Caycedo’s Geocoreographies, artistic process, and the exhibition's themes of environmental justice, feminine genealogies, and the shifting of perspectives in relation to the territory.

Today at 6 pm CST, join a lively conversation between artist Carolina Caycedo, exhibition curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, a...
02/11/2021

Today at 6 pm CST, join a lively conversation between artist Carolina Caycedo, exhibition curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, and Wayuu filmmaker David Hernández Palmar about environmental justice, feminine genealogies, and more in Talk: Carolina Caycedo. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2GOdzSB

The MCA Store has a Valentine's Day Sale going on through February 14. See what Better recommends for a Valentine's Day ...
02/10/2021
2021 Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 19 Local Gifts to Show Your Love

The MCA Store has a Valentine's Day Sale going on through February 14. See what Better recommends for a Valentine's Day gift then stop by the Store, Thursday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.

Valentine's Day is around the corner! Show your local love with these gifts from Chicago-area stores this holiday.

NBC News picks the upcoming exhibition "Christina Quarles" as one of their must-see LGBTQ shows for 2021! It will open o...
02/08/2021
Queer artists of color dominate 2021's must-see LGBTQ art shows

NBC News picks the upcoming exhibition "Christina Quarles" as one of their must-see LGBTQ shows for 2021! It will open on March 13, after the museum reopens on March 2.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/queer-artists-color-dominate-2021-s-must-see-lgbtq-art-n1256968

From emerging talents like Naima Green to more established artists like Zanele Muholi, Black and brown voices are headlining a bold lineup of global exhibits.

2021 will be the year the Obama Presidential Library breaks ground, bringing a new architectural gem to the city.
02/06/2021
Obama Presidential Center groundbreaking set for early fall

2021 will be the year the Obama Presidential Library breaks ground, bringing a new architectural gem to the city.

With a federal review complete, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, "Chicago is now officially the home of the presidential center for our country’s first Black president."

Give a little love! Until 2/7, Take 15% everything off with the code Love15. Members get 20% off and free shipping over ...
02/05/2021

Give a little love! Until 2/7, Take 15% everything off with the code Love15. Members get 20% off and free shipping over $40. The MCA Store is open Thu-Sun 11 am-6pm, and Mon-Weds by appointment! Or shop for your Valentine online: https://bit.ly/3iCzWcb

The United States Artists Fellows have been announced with artists receiving an unrestricted $50,000 award to support th...
02/03/2021
Notable Chicago artists among a record number of USA Fellows, with each receiving $50,000

The United States Artists Fellows have been announced with artists receiving an unrestricted $50,000 award to support their work in any way they choose. There are many MCA connections: perhaps you've heard Tomeka Reid at Tuesdays on the Terrace, saw the dance of Ishmael Houston-Jones in "Relations," or reconsidered ideas of incarceration with Natalie Y Moore and Maria Gaspar in their respective programs.

Congratulations to all the United States Artists Fellows! https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-chicago-artist-fellows-50000-20210202-xvkioys56zdh7kfj5u55qspnd4-story.html

Some 60 artists from around the country, 7 from Chicago, have been selected as this year’s class of United States Artists Fellows, with grants with no strings attached.

“People will say, ‘Oh, we don’t know how to market that.’ That’s a blanketed term for discrimination and racism in the m...
02/02/2021
Suzi Analogue Wants Black Women in Experimental Music to Never Compromise

“People will say, ‘Oh, we don’t know how to market that.’ That’s a blanketed term for discrimination and racism in the music business.” - Suzi Analogue

Analogue was a part of Prime Time: F00TW3RK at the MCA in 2018.

She couldn’t find a label that understood her work, so she started her own. Now she’s doubling down on her mission to provide a home for others who want to create with total freedom.

“These shows bring color into the galleries. But more importantly, they bring attention to different ways of thinking an...
02/01/2021
New MCA Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates Makes A Powerful Debut

“These shows bring color into the galleries. But more importantly, they bring attention to different ways of thinking and doing. I hope that people who see these shows at the MCA will have an experience of both beauty and social awareness.” - Carla Acevedo-Yates

MCA curator Carla Acevedo-Yates makes her debut with two exhibitions of Latinx artists.

This week, Vice President Kamala Harris wore a coat designed by Pyer Moss founder and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, who g...
01/31/2021
Kamala Harris Wears Pyer Moss Coat During COVID-19 Memorial in D.C.

This week, Vice President Kamala Harris wore a coat designed by Pyer Moss founder and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, who gave our 2020 Dialogue Keynote.

Last year, Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond collected PPE for hospital workers and provided $50,000 in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Give a little Love Sale! Until 2/7 everyone saves 15% with the code Love15. Members save 20% with free shipping over $40...
01/30/2021

Give a little Love Sale! Until 2/7 everyone saves 15% with the code Love15. Members save 20% with free shipping over $40. Order before 2/4 for ground delivery by 2/14. Shop in store Thu–Sun, 11am–6pm or online: http://bit.ly/3iCzWcb

We have the soundtrack for your lunch today!If you missed The Dreamscape earlier this month, today at noon you can hear ...
01/29/2021

We have the soundtrack for your lunch today!
If you missed The Dreamscape earlier this month, today at noon you can hear part of it when tracks from @woodsadie and @xtheshapeshifter replay for our Soundtrack series.
Listen online by joining the event: mcachicago.org/calendar

We have the soundtrack for your lunch today!If you missed The Dreamscape earlier this month, today at noon you can hear ...
01/29/2021

We have the soundtrack for your lunch today!
If you missed The Dreamscape earlier this month, today at noon you can hear part of it when tracks from Sadie Woods and -SANTIAGO X- replay for our Soundtrack series.
Listen online: https://bit.ly/3sfye50

Happy Birthday to artist Mickalene Thomas! Did you see Mickalene's in Duro Olowu: Seeing? Celebrate Mickalene's birthday...
01/28/2021

Happy Birthday to artist Mickalene Thomas! Did you see Mickalene's in Duro Olowu: Seeing? Celebrate Mickalene's birthday and take 15% off of everything with code Love15. Your purchase helps support the MCA's exhibition and education programs: http://bit.ly/3iM4wjD

Check out this WSJ Magazine profile on Salman Toor! His piece "The Bar on East 13th Street" is part of the MCA Collectio...
01/27/2021
Pakistani Artist Salman Toor’s Success Was a Surprise Even to Him

Check out this WSJ Magazine profile on Salman Toor! His piece "The Bar on East 13th Street" is part of the MCA Collection.

The young artist, celebrated for a smash-hit Whitney Museum show and a fresh approach to figurative painting, on his significant year ahead.

Kick off your creativity in 2021 with colorful journals and art tools to engage and inspire! The MCA Store is open Thurs...
01/23/2021

Kick off your creativity in 2021 with colorful journals and art tools to engage and inspire! The MCA Store is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am—6pm and Monday to Wednesdays by appointment. Check out everything new in store and online, and start your 2021 with imagination: http://bit.ly/35SmprO

As the City of Chicago enters a new phase of reopening, we are excited to share we will reopen on March 2! As always, sa...
01/22/2021
Art Institute, MCA and Illinois Holocaust Museum will reopen, too

As the City of Chicago enters a new phase of reopening, we are excited to share we will reopen on March 2! As always, safety remains our top priority.
Stay tuned for more news about our reopening.

Up-to-date details on the reopening plans of major Chicago area cultural institutions.

Michael Darling has brought us “David Bowie Is,” “Virgil Abloh” and much more. Now, he seeks a new challenge in the fiel...
01/21/2021
Do Museums Need a Shopping Network for Art Donations?

Michael Darling has brought us “David Bowie Is,” “Virgil Abloh” and much more. Now, he seeks a new challenge in the field of philanthropy and art collecting with Museum Exchange.

Michael Darling reflects on his time at the MCA:
“During my ten years in Chicago, I have seen the local art scene really ascend to one of the most exciting centers for the creation of art anywhere in the world, and I have championed an increased presence of Chicago artists in our collection, in our galleries, on our stage, and in our programs. When visitors come to Chicago to see evidence of this vitality, it needs to always be visible at the MCA."

A new venture suggests it will help art institutions find works of art that collectors have decided they want to give away as gifts.

01/20/2021
Film Screening | Carolina Caycedo – EXPO Chicago

Tomorrow, EXPO CHICAGO is hosting a screening by the artist Carolina Caycedo as part of Alternate Assembly. Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates, who curated Caycedo's exhibition at the MCA "From the Bottom of the River" will introduce the program. Learn more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/3oU2Mr3

Human bodies appear incomplete, divided and fractured by water and fabrics as a way to address the cementing, impoundment, and fragmenting of local streams and rivers. The body parts search for each other in an attempt to reconstitute as a collective body. Towards the end of the film a complete huma...

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day we're sharing "Souvenir I," by American artist Kerry James Marshall. The art work feature...
01/18/2021

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day we're sharing "Souvenir I," by American artist Kerry James Marshall. The art work features a figure fitted with angelic wings mourning the loss of the martyrs of 1960s American idealism including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Learn about the others represented in the work on the MCA's special microsite annotating this work and others: http://bit.ly/1T7DDRn

Get cozy and cute! We've added new items to our sale, with savings up to 70%, plus an additional 10% off most items and ...
01/17/2021

Get cozy and cute! We've added new items to our sale, with savings up to 70%, plus an additional 10% off most items and free shipping over $40 for members! The MCA Store is open Monday–Wednesday by appointment, and Thursday–Sunday 11 am–6 pm. Or, shop online: http://bit.ly/28RhNGi

The Dreamscape is today! Check out this profile on one of the artists from the Dreamscape, Brendan Fernandes, who was al...
01/16/2021
Brendan Fernandes' very big year

The Dreamscape is today! Check out this profile on one of the artists from the Dreamscape, Brendan Fernandes, who was also featured in "The Long Dream" this year!

RSVP for the Dreamscape: https://bit.ly/3g5rtwV

Few artists on the global scene are as multi-talented and inventive as the Goan-Canadian Brendan Fernandes. The 40-year-old rising star, who works at the intersection of dance and the visual arts, had a spectacular 2019, including a headline slot at the prestigious Whitney Biennale. In November 2020...

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220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
60611

The MCA Chicago is located four blocks east of the Chicago Avenue subway stop on the CTA Red Line and is easily accessible by the #3 King Drive, #10 Museum of Science and Industry, and #66 Chicago Avenue buses, as well as several Michigan Avenue bus routes. Chicago Transit Authority Take the CTA to the MCA. For routes, schedules, and fares, call Chicago Transit Authority Travel Information at 312.836.7000.

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Friday 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

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(312) 280-2660

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