Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

3.6
#11 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art features 2,700 objects and 3,000 books that represent art from 1945 to the present day. Take a guided tour of this 7,400 sq m (79,000 sq ft) museum, or if you'd rather explore at your own pace, ask at the admissions desk for an audio tour, which is available for most major exhibits. As you delve into the collections, you'll see pieces that represent Pop art, Surrealism, Minimalism, Postmodernism, and conceptual art. The site also offers performances in the 296-seat multipurpose theater. Put Museum of Contemporary Art into our Chicago visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chicago.
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  • I love modern/contemporary art galleries. I just wish I lived in Chicago so I could see all the new exhibits they have. Admission was $12 each and it is wheelchair accessible. The exhibits we saw were...  more »
  • Great place to spend a few hours. Raining and looking for something different. The gallery's were great with different artist and well laid out with good explanations for the artist's thoughts  more »
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  • Really cool museum! Very interesting and interactive exhibits. The special events they host in the evening are wonderful. The food was great and the bar in the basement is really cool. Definitely worth a visit if you are a fan of art or just want to try something different.
  • We visit the MCA regularly. I love the different exhibits and programs. We specially love attending during Family Days as it exposes children to not only the art exhibits, but also allows them to create art. With contemporary art, it is important to understand the artist and what the artist was trying to portray, as well as the period. I hear so many people say they don’t like contemporary art, and I say that exposure and understanding go a long way. Give it a chance. You will not be disappointed and your mind may open up in unimaginable ways.

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