Expensive and the small amount of exhibits that it does have are terrible! Nothing to like about this place.
The works I saw were unusual and interesting. It does not take long to go through this museum. I was in the museum less than 2 hours. One hour was spent watching a video with images of Chicago. That was my favorite exhibit in the museum. There is a nice souvenir shop in the museum. Most of the items are... More
Several years ago,I wrote a negative review about this art museum.However,now I am happy to say,there has been a great deal of progress,since my previous visit.A few days ago,I saw some fine temporary exhibits at this art museum.I especially liked their exhibit,"Marisol and Warhol"featuring splendid sculptings by Marisol and fine silkscreens by Andy Warhol("Troy Donahue").I also appreciated their temporary Alexander... More
As we entered the "museum" a performance started of the most cacophonic ill timed drumming you could imagine. It went on for over half an hour, echoing through the galleries, which (apart from the photographic exhibition which had some amazing images) were filled with the sort of infantile daubings you see at a primary school. Not worth the entrance fee.... More
Hi Polophile, As a note of explanation, the performance that you stumbled upon were by the International Contemporary Ensemble playing and celebrating the work of iconic composer and avant-garde musician Alvin Lucier who was himself in performing and has been a trailblazing force in music for over 50 years. We are committed to developing special projects in nontraditional formats, intimate... More
It is almost embarrassing to describe this museum. $12 will buy you a 1 hour experience (if you take your time) that is both unimaginative and oddly; poorly described. There is no flow. The collection has not changed in a decade. The lighting is poor, the walls need painting, the floors are dirty, and frankly I wonder why I keep... More
Hi Enea, We're sorry to hear about your recent experience, and we will certainly pass along your review to our staff. Like all businesses, this winter has been hard on our facilities as snow, debris, and salt get tracked--we note that it snowed on the date of your post, March 12. With your feedback we will review our maintenance schedule... More
I spent a lovely afternoon in the museum. Upon entering I was able to walk through a street market which gave me a delicious lunch. I enjoyed the docent lead tour which gave me good flavor of what was on offer. I particularily loved the photography installation.
This was an enjoyable museum to visit. Some interesting exhibits that were well displayed. Often contemporary art is hard for me to get but I found the diverse displays interesting.
There were some great exhibits but really appreciated the installation pieces. William O'Brien was great. Had a wonderful and informative tour. Coat Check and Front Desk staff were friendly and great to talk with.
Always a treat to visit the MCA & be exposed to new artists. I like to take the elevator to the top & work my way down. A visit doesn't usually last more than 2 hours. Appreciate the complimentary coat check.
This museum always has something new and interesting to view when we are in town. They currently have an exhibit about Chicago and art, called City Self, and a great exhibit of William J. O'Brien's work. We had never seen his work before and at first look you wonder if someone raided an elementary art classroom for the display. But... More
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