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Discover art from the 1920s to the present in an all-encompassing modern gallery

Wheelchair accessible To avoid the steps, enter on the plaza level through the MCA Store. Free wheelchairs provided on a first-come, first-serve basis
Provider: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
Registered address: 220 E Chicago Ave, 60611, Chicago, US
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  • Explore one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world, with regularly updated exhibitions
  • Experience the work and ideas of living artists across media. Painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, film—there’s usually a little of everything on view
  • Don't miss the views from the glass-walled atrium in a building designed by master architect Josef Paul Kleihues!

Enter an exciting world of contemporary art and design at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. With painting, sculpture, graphic design, and photography, this is your one stop shop for all things arty in Illinois.

The museum's founders originally conceived of it as a Kunsthalle, a noncollecting “art hall” that organized and hosted temporary exhibitions of new and experimental artists. Today, the galleries host multiple exhibitions a year, some featuring works from a collection that has grown to over 2,500 artworks.

In the mood for painting? No problem! How about sculpture? You'll find it everywhere you look.

Theater, performance art or film? The museum is committed to using its incredible space to show off all art – so don't be surprised if you catch an impromptu performance in the stairwell, or see a film projected onto the gallery ceiling.

See original works by living artists and learn about the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of this time. With a suitably stylish gift shop and restaurant, it's a perfectly designed day out.

  • Please swap your smartphone voucher for an admission badge at the box office when you arrive at the museum
  • If you bought a reduced ticket, don't forget to bring a valid ID or student ID

Getting There

  • CTA Red Line
  • Bus: Line 3 to King Drive, line 10 to Museum of Science and Industry, line 66 to Chicago Avenue
  • Parking garage behind the museum, entrance on East Chicago Avenue
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Museum Of Contemporary Art (MCA)
220 East Chicago Avenue, 60611, Chicago
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
Lexi,  United States United States
08 Mar 2024
great experience and loved the exhibits just wish there was a bit more. people said it would take 2 hours but i took my time and it was only 1 hour
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
Alexander ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 Mar 2024
Great, quite a few areas closed off but what we saw was really good.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)
Jeanne,  United States United States
05 Feb 2024
Great museum outstanding exhibit exhibit and awesome gift shop!
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA)

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