Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Please note: The Museum of Contemporary Art is planning to reopen March 2 with safety protocols in place.

COVID-19 has changed the museum's protocols and they have new practices in place to keep staff and visitors healthy.

Learn more about safety and sanitation >>

The MCA Chicago is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for presenting ground-breaking exhibitions, the MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, film, and video. The performing arts program, MCA Stage, features leading performers from around the globe in its 300-seat theater. Located one block east of the historic Water Tower, the MCA offers ever-changing exhibitions and programs for audiences of all ages. Youth 18 and under are FREE.

The MCA boasts an award-winning store and Marisol the restaurant and bar, featuring innovative flavors from Chicago chef Jason Hammel in an immersive art environment designed by internationally renowned artist Chris Offili. 


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM

More in


We have more things to offer.


We welcome you to think of the hotels along The Magnificent Mile as your home away from home.

Plan your stay


The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of Chicago's famous fining scene and offers visitors a delectable spread of places to dine.



Shops along The Magnificent Mile include more than 450 retailers, including flagship experiences, major department stores, and international designers and boutiques.

Shops along the mile

Don’t miss out
ON Magnificent updates

Sign up for our magnificent updates. A round up of fun events, exclusive deals and happenings along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Never miss a magnificent moment.