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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Streeterville, Chicago
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    Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and AFAR Media
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    "David Bowie exhibit awesome"(2 Tips)
    "The Calder exhibit is pretty awesome - come check it out."(2 Tips)
    The Capital Grille
    "your table for the live jazz concerts every Tuesday"(4 Tips)
    AFAR Media
    "musicians on the patio"(5 Tips)
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  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbyAugust 31, 2016
    Absolutely amazing collection of art at this museum.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerMarch 8, 2015
    They do a good job sorting out the stuff I could make in my garage from good art
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 16, 2010
    BRUNCH BUFFET is the name of the game. Often gets busy on Sundays, so call ahead for reservations. Best way to cram food+art together.
  • Julia S.heart icon on user image
    Julia StylesOctober 11, 2011
    Attend First Fridays-a cocktail party surrounded by new art. Buy your tickets online and save $5. http://mcachicago.org/programs/now/events/2011/e62
  • Sara L.
    Sara LJanuary 10, 2012
    Free Tuesdays until 8pm! Look on their website to see who is speaking or performing
  • Karl N.heart icon on user image
    Karl NennigApril 7, 2017
    Nice selection of contemporary art.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    Students get reduced prices on MCA Stage tickets and admission. Check out what's coming up on the MCA Stage: http://mcachicago.org/performances/now/all
  • Thierry L.heart icon on user image
    Thierry LevenqSeptember 30, 2019
    This museum is interesting but it is overrated compared to any other modern art museum in large cities. It’s tiny.
  • Bryce J.heart icon on user image
    Bryce JensenDecember 2, 2014
    Diverse array of shows. Free days are nice to soak in some culture.
  • Lina G.heart icon on user image
    Lina GonzoAugust 9, 2012
    My kids love the Family Fun Saturdays at the Museum. I love that they are learning about art!
  • Mattheart icon on user image
    MattSeptember 17, 2015
    Amazing exhibit on AACM through Nov 22
  • Shalimarheart icon on user image
    ShalimarFebruary 28, 2013
    The current exhibit - Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 is a must see. Up till June 2th.
  • dawn.in.newyorkheart icon on user image
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 22, 2015
    The most interesting and fun place in Chicago!
  • Laura S.heart icon on user image
    Laura SavinoJuly 14, 2018
    Great area for little kids to play
  • Phill C.
    Phill C.January 6, 2020
    Free admission on Tuesdays for residents.
  • Jeff R.heart icon on user image
    Jeff RyanNovember 30, 2015
    Smaller than I expected. Interesting art if you've never been here though.
  • Gil S.heart icon on user image
    The new Nick Cave Exhibit
  • terry m.
    terry mJuly 18, 2013
    Not to be a hater, but tile from a guy's bathroom is now art?
  • Marty E.heart icon on user image
    Marty ErwinApril 5, 2018
    Surprised how small the collection is.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneNovember 10, 2018
    4 floors & outdoors
  • Dima S.heart icon on user image
    Dima ShJanuary 4, 2015
    David Bowie is... Great exhibition even if you are not his fun
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicApril 30, 2016
    Great special exhibits
  • Mark A.
    Mark AllenSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy jazz concerts and bar and grill during Tuesdays on the Terrace all summer long.
  • Fiona Q.
    Fiona QJuly 10, 2010
    Calder exhibit is worth a short trip, paired with complimentary exhibit from other comtemporary artists, wasn't disapponted.
  • Pam
    PamOctober 1, 2014
    David Bowie Is worth a visit.
  • Thompson Hotels
    Thompson HotelsJune 20, 2011
    Our concierge Catherine at Sax Chicago recommends the free alfresco jazz performance- every Tuesday from 5:30-8PM.
  • Mamadou B.heart icon on user image
    Mamadou BahJanuary 10, 2017
    The vibe. My Favorite art museum
  • Chicago Dancing Festival
    Join us for two performances at the MCA as part of Chicago Dancing Festival 2012! If you check in, use #CDF12! Read more
  • Leticia S.heart icon on user image
    Leticia SilvaJanuary 29, 2015
    I love it, plus it's only $7
  • s p.heart icon on user image
    s pOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Autoxylopyrocycloboros. Say that 5 times fast.
  • StreetWise_CHI
    StreetWise_CHIAugust 3, 2012
    We're a work of art. You're looking at art. Let's make beautiful art together ;)
  • Christopher M.heart icon on user image
    Christopher MarianoMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Free on Tuesdays. During the summer, catch their Tuesdays on the Terrace. Free jazz. Free art. Good shit.
  • Laurie
    LaurieJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    First Fridays are always a fun alternative to bars for meeting singles!
  • Laurin B.
    Laurin BelloNovember 2, 2014
    David Bowie is.... Awesome!
  • Belit R.heart icon on user image
    Belit RodriguezDecember 1, 2017
    The shop is to die for.
  • Wynne J.
    Wynne JacobsonMay 8, 2015
    Hey Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Topshop
    TopshopJune 19, 2012
    The best way to spend a rainy day in the city.
  • Chrisheart icon on user image
    ChrisJuly 20, 2015
    Fun physical exhibits which tease your perception.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 23, 2014
    It was ok; not incredibly impressed. I think I caught it during an off time of renovation.
  • Jessie B.
    Jessie BarberApril 3, 2010
    They have an amazing gift shop — I could seriously spend so much time (and money) in that place!
  • Janelle P.
    Janelle PetersMarch 7, 2015
    Exceptional flamenco workshop... on stage!
  • Amelia
    AmeliaNovember 21, 2014
    Tuesdays are free for residents--just give your zip code!
  • Juan D.heart icon on user image
    Juan DiegoOctober 18, 2016
    Amazing come check it out ;)
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AkinDecember 20, 2014
    The Dave exhibit
  • Alice Graphix
    Alice GraphixSeptember 25, 2011
    Checking out some modern art is always a good way to get your mind going
  • Araceli A.
    Araceli ArroyoFebruary 4, 2012
    Great collection, ever changing exhibits
  • Michael B.heart icon on user image
    Michael BurkeNovember 26, 2014
    Always something to see at MCA!
  • Taylor W.heart icon on user image
    Taylor WilliamsNovember 24, 2013
    Kids under 12 get in free!
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.July 31, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & look @ contemporary art.
  • Mary D.heart icon on user image
    Mary DonahueOctober 16, 2014
    David Bowie exhibit awesome
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