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Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2644
+1 312-280-2660
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Boldly interweaving exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs, the MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can directly experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social, and cultural context of the art of our time.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2644
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When in Chicago, this is a must visit for viewing of contemporary art, great exhibitions, and the gift shop offer plenty of variety. The building it serlf is great and location is ideal to combine with a trip of shopping.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum during our stay and enjoyed the Howardena’s exhibit. Such interesting work and mediums.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this very much. I especially enjoyed the video presentation of the artists and learning about their beautiful work. I recommend this museum. It doesn't take hours and the fee is minimal. You can do this museum and enjoy other things that Chicago offers...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The MCA was the prefect size for the couple of hours I had spare during a work trip to Chicago. Really enjoyed the Howardena Pindell show that was on when I visited. As well as a large collection of her work it featured some excellent...More

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Abraham R, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to visit! Glad to hear you enjoyed Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen. We hope to see you again next time you’re in Chicago!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very nice museum, with lots to see. I'm not the biggest fan of contemporary art though. Parking is expensive, but available under Grant Park.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

On our first visit students were installing Sol Lewitt's garden. We return for exhibits that push the envelope of contemporary art. This is a true learning experience for many and will inspire conversation and introspection. Take the plunge.

Thank reelwise
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is one of Chicago's must-see places, if you like art work that makes you think, or wonder, or even laugh. The Museum's store is an exhibit in itself, and well-worth a look. We saw items for sale there that we'd not seen before. No...More

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

My adult son enjoys contemporary art so wherever we are in the world, we visit one. There is usually a few pieces I think are great/interesting. The admission fee was $8 each for a senior and a student. I just shook my head when I...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Rate of $15, it was nice, I have never been in that kind of place. It has a lot of strange paints, sculptures and videos.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

It’s walking distance from the water tower mall. We went thru the whole museum within less than an hour. Not a lot to see on each floor. Some naked pictures so maybe not take the kids. If you do go, go on tuesdays when Illinois...More

Thank Marilou D
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Abraham R, Social Media Manager at Museum of Contemporary Art, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Marilou D, thank you for taking time to visit the MCA. Our exhibitions change frequently, we hope you will be back to check out what’s new!

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Anngail A
16 June 2017|
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Response from MaryinChicago | Reviewed this property |
I don't have an answer but I thought you might want to try a phone number posted on the museum's website for the "Performance Programs" area: 312-397-4085
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KTC5050
8 June 2016|
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Response from MicheleC106 | Reviewed this property |
No. However, there is a public parking garage nearby. You may wish to download the app Spothero where you can find nearby parking, make a reservation with a discount. Hope this assists you.
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