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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Boldly interweaving exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs, the MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand...more
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220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2644
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciated the variety of exhibitions, the medium size of the museum, the restaurant and the gift shop.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank twyss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love MCA & it’s always on my to-do list when I head to Chicago. Small & easy to do in a few hours, they are centrally located, have professional and courteous staff and the exhibitions they host are always thought provoking and interesting. Their...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked over from our hotel. Several of the exhibits were well worth seeing. A film related to black history was very educational. Not crowded on a Friday morning, good way to spend about 90 minutes.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DrDon62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love modern/contemporary art galleries. I just wish I lived in Chicago so I could see all the new exhibits they have. Admission was $12 each and it is wheelchair accessible. The exhibits we saw were very interesting and I loved the staircase which is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Karen C
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Great place to spend a few hours. Raining and looking for something different. The gallery's were great with different artist and well laid out with good explanations for the artist's thoughts

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fran M
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Having lived near the city my whole life, I had no reason to not visit MCA before now, but I'm glad I visited when I did. The current exhibits (Laurie Simmons, Jessica Campbell, etc.) are amazing. Laurie Simmons's exhibit, Big Camera Little Camera is truly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Used Go Chicago Card for this visit. I made a quick walk though. I wasn't that impressed as a solo traveler, but glad I went on such a cold day. Art of subjective and this wasn't my cup of tea.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marie S
Reviewed March 17, 2019

My friends and I went to the museum and really enjoyed it. The museum was nice and clean with a friendly staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lefitch013
Reviewed March 16, 2019

I love modern art so my opinion will be biased. Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, 2016 was very emotional. The video mixed past and present images with the most moving music that it froze the observer. Laurie Simmons had an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Woofy H
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

One thing museums of modern attracts me is to see how people think about our time through the means of art. This museum is of no exception. It might not be at the top on the list of modern art museums in the world, it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from foxylady23 | Reviewed this property |
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June 16, 2017|
Response from MaryinChicago | Reviewed this property |
I don't have an answer but I thought you might want to try a phone number posted on the museum's website for the "Performance Programs" area: 312-397-4085
June 7, 2016|
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Response from MicheleC106 | Reviewed this property |
No. However, there is a public parking garage nearby. You may wish to download the app Spothero where you can find nearby parking, make a reservation with a discount. Hope this assists you.