Commons Artist Project: blkHaUS Studios

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents a participatory exhibition by blkHaUS studios in the museum's Commons space. BLKHAUS is a Chicago-based design studio that explores design as a vehicle for social change.

Inspired by the MCA's Collection, blkHaUS’s project examines the ways museum collections convey meaning and reflect diverse narratives, inspiring cross-cultural dialogue and exchange.

blkHaUS studios encourages visitors to explore the personal values of their own collections that are significant to them and represent their community. 

Participants are encouraged to bring small items they feel represent their community to be added to the Commons Collection, allowing visitors to discover the personal and cultural values of the museum’s broad community.



Open Hours occur at the MCA on select Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm and Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm in the Commons. Visitors bring small items to have them photographed, catalogued, and added to the Commons Collection. Dates are:

  • November 12
  • December 7, 10, and 21
  • January 4, 7, 18 and 21
  • February 1, 4, 15, 18, and 29

Commons Artist Project: blkHaUS Studios

  • Monday 12:00AM – 12:00AM
  • Tuesday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Wednesday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 10:00AM – 9:00PM
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Closed at 5 pm on Labor Day and on the eves.

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