Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

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Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago 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 Chicago into our Chicago visit planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chicago.
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  • It is their 50th anniversary and they are displaying many of their excellent works. It is arranged by theme and is well presented. After the show you must visit their museum store, it has the finest c...  more »
  • Had an hour or so to kill on a day trip to Chicago before seeing a musical at the Cadillac and decided to come here. Great choice! As other reviews have stated - not the size of the Art Institute of C...  more »
  • Not very fond of art prior to this visit, it has not converted me. Pretty poor and mostly pretty expensive for what there is to expose. You have to be a connoisseur because for people like me, is not of great interest.
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  • Beautiful space with generally excellent contemporary (not modern) art exhibits. Not overwhelmingly large. Offers free days/evenings on Tuesdays - during the summer that includes an evening jazz show. Subtracting a star for getting kicked out of a film showing 10 minutes into the show because I was standing on the stairs. Manage the crowd so this doesn't have to happen (only give as many tickets are there are seats, then encourage people to consolidate space before the screening starts!).
  • I like this Museum! It has dufdifferent exhibition every season, so it's new experience each time. At 1pm and 2pm there are free guided tours. They help me a lot to better understand contemporary art. Free admission for Illinois residents on Tuesdays.
  • This is a great museum, they have discount for students and Veterans, if you appreciate contemporary art, you will enjoy, the place is clean and some work is interactive, if you don't like art or this type of exhibitions you will find this a little bit boring. Is not easy to find a parking around here so I recommend to take public transportation.
  • The MCA is one of the best art museums I've ever been to. They feature both influential and underappreciated artists, as well as live music and performance art. The layout flows well, the cafe is good, and the gift shop is hard to get through without finding something I simply must have. The best exhibit ever was "David Bowie Is..." Well worth the price of a membership!
  • Lovingly tended and beautiful museum. I got to see the Takashi Muramato exhibit and I was totally amazed. Lots of bigger than life works which left my breathless. The tour guide also seemed very knowledgeable and engaging.

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