Museum of Contemporary Art

★★★★☆
The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.
  • 220 E Chicago Ave

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Cross street: N Michigan Avenue

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  • 312-397-4010

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Windy City should have a feeling of my current show in New York tagged FELASPIRATIONS..Art is Universal!

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Windy City should have a feeling of my current show in New York tagged FELASPIRATIONS..Art is Universal!

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MoCA is a must-see for any art lover visiting Chicago. If you're going to visit and are serious about art, then plan at least a full day visit or even break it into two days! You won't regret it!

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MoCA is a must-see for any art lover visiting Chicago. If you're going to visit and are serious about art, then plan at least a full day visit or even break it into two days! You won't regret it!

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MCA is a great place for all ages. They have nice collections and very good art gallery. My children learned a lot and are asking for next visit, I will definitely visit there again.

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MCA is a great place for all ages. They have nice collections and very good art gallery. My children learned a lot and are asking for next visit, I will definitely visit there again.

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I'm gonna be incredibly unpopular here and give this museum a 3 star review. I realize it's a culturally significant building and the works of art that they store are rare and controversial and exciting and incredibly valuable....but...this place is sooooo big and it's in a city filled with broke unemployed artists who have shelves of art they want to show and no where to put it in. How can a city with sooooo many artists have a contemporary art gallery with sooooo few exhibits. \r
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If they would just use the space the architect gave them, this place would have a lot more to look at.

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I'm gonna be incredibly unpopular here and give this museum a 3 star review. I realize it's a culturally significant building and the works of art that they store are rare and controversial and exciting and incredibly valuable....but...this place is sooooo big and it's in a city filled with broke unemployed artists who have shelves of art they want to show and no where to put it in. How can a city with sooooo many artists have a contemporary art gallery with sooooo few exhibits. \r
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If they would just use the space the architect gave them, this place would have a lot more to look at.

Pros: Famous art gallery

Cons: Kind of ...empty

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Where else could you check out art and mingle at the same time? Every first Friday of the month, this museum offers a chance to look at the art while socializing, eating and drinking. It's a great concept. They are conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile. I highly recommend this museum especially for First Fridays!

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★★★★☆

Where else could you check out art and mingle at the same time? Every first Friday of the month, this museum offers a chance to look at the art while socializing, eating and drinking. It's a great concept. They are conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile. I highly recommend this museum especially for First Fridays!

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My favorite museum in Chicago, hands down. The constantly rotating exhibits are always thought provoking, easy to navigate, and not at all daunting. The current exhibit highlights Chicago favorite, Jeff Koons. The MCA does a great job of highlighting his works and influences throughout his career. \r
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First Fridays are always fun events, too, and great for networking.

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★★★★★

My favorite museum in Chicago, hands down. The constantly rotating exhibits are always thought provoking, easy to navigate, and not at all daunting. The current exhibit highlights Chicago favorite, Jeff Koons. The MCA does a great job of highlighting his works and influences throughout his career. \r
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First Fridays are always fun events, too, and great for networking.

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I recently went to the Jeff Koons exhibit & I was thoroughly impressed. It's a vast collection from throughout his career. The museum is beautiful, in and of itself, but I love the art within. I was also fascinated by the wonderful collection of Alexander Calder mobiles on the top floor. Tuesdays are free, and I can't think of a better value for your buck than great art for free!

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★★★★★

I recently went to the Jeff Koons exhibit & I was thoroughly impressed. It's a vast collection from throughout his career. The museum is beautiful, in and of itself, but I love the art within. I was also fascinated by the wonderful collection of Alexander Calder mobiles on the top floor. Tuesdays are free, and I can't think of a better value for your buck than great art for free!

Pros: Free Tuesdays, Contemporary Art

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The MCA has a great selection of rotating exhibitions, most featuring the work of living artists or retrospectives of contemporary greats. Increasingly visitor-friendly, spending some time at the MCA will give you a lot to think on, in the best sense possible. Social events like their Tuesday jazz program and First Fridays are also a fun way to see the art & meet new people.

PROS: Great, new art. Little buttons free with admission
CONS: Rarely displays permanent collection

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★★★★★

The MCA has a great selection of rotating exhibitions, most featuring the work of living artists or retrospectives of contemporary greats. Increasingly visitor-friendly, spending some time at the MCA will give you a lot to think on, in the best sense possible. Social events like their Tuesday jazz program and First Fridays are also a fun way to see the art & meet new people.

PROS: Great, new art. Little buttons free with admission
CONS: Rarely displays permanent collection

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This is a really intresting museum, with just a cool array of exhibits. I don't particularly like modern art, but I find all of the exhibts here really cool! Right now they have an excellent exhibit called "Dan Flavin: A Retrospective" which is simply really cool! They also have free jazz Tuesday nights untill October 30th! Check it out!

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★★★★☆

This is a really intresting museum, with just a cool array of exhibits. I don't particularly like modern art, but I find all of the exhibts here really cool! Right now they have an excellent exhibit called "Dan Flavin: A Retrospective" which is simply really cool! They also have free jazz Tuesday nights untill October 30th! Check it out!

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My mother and I recently went to the Museum of Contemporary Art and really enjoyed the exhibits, especially the special photography one about Asia, in which we learned alot during the guided tour. The museum is just the right size because you can get through it in 2-3 hours and see everything. There's also a Wolfgang Puck's overlooking an outdoor sculpture garden that is really good. There is an attached parking lot and admission is reasonable. Definitely not as good as the Art Institute, but worth a visit if you enjoy contemporary art.

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My mother and I recently went to the Museum of Contemporary Art and really enjoyed the exhibits, especially the special photography one about Asia, in which we learned alot during the guided tour. The museum is just the right size because you can get through it in 2-3 hours and see everything. There's also a Wolfgang Puck's overlooking an outdoor sculpture garden that is really good. There is an attached parking lot and admission is reasonable. Definitely not as good as the Art Institute, but worth a visit if you enjoy contemporary art.

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The museum of contemporary art has a collection that is quite different from that at the Art Institute. They display more modern art that invoke lots of thought. I found the exhibit about animal furs to be quite interesting. they hung fur pelts from the ceiling and showed images on the tv screen on how inhumane people were to get these pelts.

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The museum of contemporary art has a collection that is quite different from that at the Art Institute. They display more modern art that invoke lots of thought. I found the exhibit about animal furs to be quite interesting. they hung fur pelts from the ceiling and showed images on the tv screen on how inhumane people were to get these pelts.

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GREAT selection of art. Great for any first-timers in Chicago. I really enjoyed going to this museum with my boyfriend. We both found points of interests throughout the museum.

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GREAT selection of art. Great for any first-timers in Chicago. I really enjoyed going to this museum with my boyfriend. We both found points of interests throughout the museum.

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I really like the space and layout of the MCA but I'm not very intersted in the art there. It is too unusual for my interests. The events that are held there like First Friday's are great though. There's lots of space and a large crowd attends. Admission is not expensive, so it's worth a visit.

PROS: Great events
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I really like the space and layout of the MCA but I'm not very intersted in the art there. It is too unusual for my interests. The events that are held there like First Friday's are great though. There's lots of space and a large crowd attends. Admission is not expensive, so it's worth a visit.

PROS: Great events
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This museum is great for art lovers. I went there but was completely bored because I was not familiar with the art. It was nice to look at but got boring for me after awhile. They did not have any guided tours either.

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This museum is great for art lovers. I went there but was completely bored because I was not familiar with the art. It was nice to look at but got boring for me after awhile. They did not have any guided tours either.

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Although admission is a bit pricey, viewing the objects on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a great way to spend an afternoon. Since it is set back, off Michigan, it is supremely less crowded than the Art Institute, which allows visitors to spend more time looking at objects up close. In addition, the permanent collection is outstanding, a veritible who's-who in contemporary art. Lastly, the building itself is a work of art and farmer's markets outside in the summer are an added treat.

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Although admission is a bit pricey, viewing the objects on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a great way to spend an afternoon. Since it is set back, off Michigan, it is supremely less crowded than the Art Institute, which allows visitors to spend more time looking at objects up close. In addition, the permanent collection is outstanding, a veritible who's-who in contemporary art. Lastly, the building itself is a work of art and farmer's markets outside in the summer are an added treat.

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This is a great space for museum-lovers for several reasons. For one, it's a great place to see challenging, contemporary works by innovative artists. Also, it's a beautiful space, and it's never packed! Very conveniently located next to the Mag Mile.

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★★★★★

This is a great space for museum-lovers for several reasons. For one, it's a great place to see challenging, contemporary works by innovative artists. Also, it's a beautiful space, and it's never packed! Very conveniently located next to the Mag Mile.

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