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Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East 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.
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220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611-2644
+1 312-280-2660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The MCA is a remarkable contemporary museum with a curatorial staff that continues to bring Chicago, the region, and the country stunning, well-thought out exhibitions. I made a special trip to see the Murakami Retrospective which was over the top. It must have been a...More

Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on an August weekend and were blown away by the incredible Takashi Murakami Exhibition that emphasized his anime works. But an outstanding exhibition does not a museum make. The rest of the much smaller temporary exhibitions simply could not compete. All were...More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, yes - I know the number one museum in Chicago is the Art Institute - but nevertheless we spend a whole afternoon at the MCA. "Chicago Works" by Amanda Williams, "Woman with a Camera", "We are here" and naturally the truly amazing exhibition "The...More

Thank RGerman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Murakami exhibit which was very colorful and fun. The rest of the museum had some very sweet exhibits some of which were very abstract. The museum is not big at all and can easily be covered in a little over...More

Thank BML111
Reviewed 1 week ago

"The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" is the name of the exhibition by Takashi Murakami. This is also a little bit of a retrospective, in that you can see how his art and his focus has changed over time - but always socially conscious. The...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takashi Murakami's exhibit "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" was quite beautiful and fun for the whole family. Visually appealing with larger than life art work involving stylized and brightly colored flowers, lions and mushrooms. The exhibit is at the museum until September 24, 2017....More

Thank coppertop1212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The free tours are available at 1pm and 2pm daily. This really assisted us in enjoying the Murakami exhibit. It well worth exploring this amazing artist who introduces you to the east/ west dichotomy. There is no restaurant only a coffee cart. We were lucky...More

Thank Marie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, we are passionate about a wide variety of art genres, and seek out museums wherever we travel. After spending 3 days at the Art Institute, we headed to the Museum of Contemporary Art. If you are a fan of anime and Murakami,...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sense is that this museum is hit or miss depending upon the exhibit -- but at this moment it is hit hit hit with the amazing must-see Murakami exhibit. Large, colorful, humorous, contemporary. Located a few blocks off the Magnificent Mile. We travelled from...More

Thank jtmurrayrealtor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful museum right downtown. The interior of the museum is lovely and a pleasure to stroll around. We were there when the Murakami exhibit was on and really enjoyed it. A few of the exhibits were closed for some reason (Photography) but we were...More

Thank soccermom13
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Anngail A
16 June 2017|
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
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.