Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art is now open, with free admission in July and August, so that there are no barriers to anyone who wants to find respite in the galleries.

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

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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

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