"Museum of Contemporary Art" Museum of Contemporary Art Tip by TRimer

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago: 12 reviews and 14 photos

  Inside the MCA
by TRimer

One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film and performance. The mission of the MCA is to be 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.

The permanent collection features paintings, photography, and other media dating from 1945 onward - including works by Rene Magritte, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons. You'll also find a stunning terraced sculpture garden. There is a Wolfgang Puck restaurant in the building.

For singles, the museum offers a program called First Fridays. The first Friday of the month they open the museum at night and have drinks, food and music so singles can mingle while looking at the art (you cannot bring the food and drinks into the exhibit though). In my single days I prefered to go during the summer months as you could mingle in the garden and not feel so in a fish bowl.

Closed Mondays
Tues. 10 am to 8 pm
Wed. through Sun. 10 am to 5 pm

Admission is free from 5 - 8 pm on Tuesday evenings
$10 General Admission
$ 6 Students, Senior Citizens

Address: 220 East Chicago Avenue
Directions: 1 block East of Michigan Avenue (b/w Chicago and Pearson). Take a Mich. Ave. Bus or the red line EL to the Chicago stop.
Phone: 312-280-2660
Website: http://www.mcachicago.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2007
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