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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Jenna D wrote a review Oct 2020
10 contributions12 helpful votes
It left a lot to be desired. The most exciting part of the museum was the corridor in the gift shop. The Baltimore Museum of Art is way better and it’s free
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Date of experience: October 2020
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scott r wrote a review Aug 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland494 contributions194 helpful votes
There are good contemporary art museums, there are self-indulgent contemporary art museums and then there are those which leave little impression whatever - this is the latter. From the droning repetition of the first exhibit through the last, there's little here one wouldn't expect to find in a high school exhibition of people trying to make a 'statement' without a lot of maturity, or even wit. Not saying there weren't a few things worth viewing, but generally it's an easy walk off mag mile and a time filler.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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JAB wrote a review Jul 2020
Chicago, Illinois160 contributions14 helpful votes
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This is always a unique museum to visit. Many forms of art to see. Pictures, sculptures, paintings, one has a talking video head under a mattress asking for help! It’s easy to stop in as it’s right off of Michigan Ave. Lake Michigan can be seen through the windows inside. Not to be missed is the gift shop. It has unique items of all kinds.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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liverpool1023 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom688 contributions16,659 helpful votes
I wasn’t bowled over by MICA. The permanent Collection is a bit on the thin side; lots of filler and not much chiller. The consequence of having one Cindy Sherman, one Francis Bacon, etc means it all feels a little random. I think this may one to visit selectively depending on what travelling exhibition is on.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Russ Lacuata wrote a review Mar 2020
Long Beach, California8,138 contributions6,247 helpful votes
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I am not a fan of contemporary arts at all, however I do appreciate and admire the seeing the artist perspective through art works. On my visit there was the Seeing Chicago, Duro Olowu , some very interesting pieces and others I thought it was straight garbage. The building alone is not very huge, but they make great use of the space for exhibits. One of the highlights of the visit is seeing the grand staircase with the web like nettings.
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