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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 vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chicago.
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  • It is always interesting what someone views as art considering most of us could replicate some of it easily. I enjoyed The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg by Murakami. Such detail and use of color, despite t...  more »
  • A must see in Chicago. An always changing set of exhibits (most exhibits last for 3-4 months) means that visitors can go back multiple times in a year and not see the same thing twice. The museum does...  more »
  • I always enjoy my visits to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. If you are visiting in Chicago, it is not to be missed! Wonderful artwork, great location, easy parking.  more »
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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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