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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 4 days ago

First and foremost...……..this is an incredible place with an amazing collection of contemporary art. I love looking at the collection...…...the various artist. I just never have understood contemporary art...…..so if this is your type of art...….you will be in awe....A MUST SEE.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is open until 9pm on Fridays, which is a nice touch for visitors. We had a reservation at Marisol (the restaurant within the museum) late on a Friday evening, so we bought admission to the museum itself first. The space is lovely--bright, airy,...More

Thank brmusicman
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an original museum ! The Internet exhibit on the top floor is one of the most original museum exhibits I've seen on the impact of the internet on society in the last 10 years.

Thank uri123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While I am not a big fan of truly modern art I can find those pieces that really appeal to me. The photo exhibition was not one of my favorites but some of the avant garde art was very appealing. The "I grew up on...More

Thank McWett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique artwork and centrally located to the City. Attended a work event there and the wait and bar staff was extremely friendly. Would be a great place to have a wedding or business event.More

Thank Fladibug1975
Abraham R, Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re so glad you had a great experience at the museum with our staff, we will share your comments with the wait and bar staff. And yes, we love hosting events of all sorts: weddings, meetings, even a high school prom! Find out more details...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from Chicago and although I have always loved the MCA I never realized what an absolutely treasure it is until I began comparing it with all the museums I have visited across the States and Europe. The MCA always has an exciting exhibition on...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it rains in Chicago go to a museum. This was only a few blocks away from our hotel. It’s not quite The Art Institute but interesting and enlightening in many ways. Art can take many forms especially in the age of the internet. It’s...More

Thank jgbtravels
Abraham R, Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review – we’re happy to hear our art expanded your mind. We partner with Bank of America to offer free admission for their cardholders every first full weekend of the month.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This venue does not have permanent exhibits, so the works on display are continually changing. The current internet-themed exhibit is original, timely, and interesting. The entry fee might seem steep for a small museum, but it is a “suggested” donation.

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in Chicago for the weekend and took time to visit this museum. Different from other museums we have visited, but absolutely worth the visit. We had a great day.

Thank AntonioSecanell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the exhibits change this is a good museum to visit often. The museum is on the smaller side so a couple of hours to a morning or afternoon is enough time to set aside for this visit. Also, remember students and educators get a...More

Thank Michelle R
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Vica C
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16 June 2017|
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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
7 June 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.