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Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2604
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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    You can visit a museum in any season, but a summer visit to the MCA offers the double benefit of refreshing indoor air-conditioning and a beautiful terraced sculpture garden with views of Lake Michigan.

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    4 Nov 05, 2013

    An attractive modern art museum with a nice sculpture garden. The collection here isn't quite on par with the great modern museums of the world but it is certainly worth a visit and is easy walking distance from Michigan avenue.

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    4 May 10, 2012
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    If you like contemporary art (I mean contemporary, now stuff, not Modern) and you like being challenged, this is a great place to spend a few edifying hours. It's an easy walk from the El and near the Hancock center as well.

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    Charlene Quach
    3 Apr 13, 2013

    It was definitely not worth the 12 bucks if you're not into Art, but there was some cool pieces to look at! Luckily we were able to get in for free that day so we didn't waste a dime.

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    Snave Legrev
    5 Dec 13, 2012

    Do you have 3 hours to spare? Are you looking for some interesting art to check out? This place is the place for you. The exhibits we saw were quite exciting! The space is well curated and definitely well thought out.

    Not sure what it's like during the week, the weekend wasn't too crowded with people, so we enjoyed lots of time to ponder the art and wander the areas.

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    Bonnie Kyburz
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    this is one of my favorite museums. it is intimate yet always exhibiting shiny new works and revered, more established ones. the cafe is lovely, the design, architecture, delightful.

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    Lorrie M
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Pretty cool except a little too contemporary for me maybe? I've always found this to be the case when I visit art museums of contemporary nature. This was how I felt at MoMa and the Guggenheim and many other attractions in New York as well as San Francisco where modern art was on display. For some reason I'm just not that into modern art perhaps?

    Some of it seems rather odd, and most of them seem like my 12 year old sister could have done it when she was 7. I do enjoy the sights and the sounds but I think I need a little bit more art education to truly be able to appreciate it. Aside from that, this is a valuable visit as Chicago's downtown is filled with art similar to what you would find in here. They're spread out amongst different alley ways and centers and plazas and squares all over the city. This adds a peculiar flare to the already culturally enriching city of Chicago.

    My personal favorite for this museum is that I discovered the likes of Labbits here. The kidrobot creation that has since taken the world by some what of a storm. This very museum store was where I discovered labbits that now fill my room up to the brim. Fantastic.

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    Marianna Ruiz
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    You can't come to Chicago and pass up on the chance to see the Museum of Contemporary Art of the MCA as it's referred to locally. Tuesdays admission is free for Chicago residents and all you need for proof of residency is to tell them your zip code. The exhibitions are always incredible. The museum store has awesome art books and gift ideas. If you get hungry Puck's Cafe has a great hummus dip.

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    Mark Waldron
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Exhibits tend toward the edgy and unintelligible for me. Great weekly jazz on the veranda series during the summer.

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    Madeline
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    love the museum but ALSO love the outdoor patio and outdoor jazz (check their website) AND Tuesdays they have free days with crafts for the kids.

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    Margaret Seelie
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is one of the best contemporary art museums I've been to. As a Chicago local I saw almost every show on display, and it is one of the things I miss most about Chicago. Even if you don't know what is up, go check it out because its bound to be good!

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    5 Apr 29, 2013
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    4 Apr 28, 2013
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great museum for Contemporary Art & often less traveled than Chicago Art Inst.

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    Tania Roquette
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Great experience...

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4.0 out of 5
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    10a-8p Tu, 10a-5p W-Su, Closed M, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
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Make you way to the Museum of Contemporary Art on East Chicago Ave in Chicago, IL. In this museum, you can experience the artists work and learn about the history on contemporary art. You should attend a free tour, so you can learn about the collections at Museum of Contemporary Art such as The Language of Less and MCA Screens. You can also enjoy performances such as Stages, Sights, and Sounds ... read more
plays and John Jota LeaƱos's Imperial Silence. After your visit, make sure to stop by the bookstore for a souvenir and a quick beverage from the cafe.

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