Founded in 1967, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) was initially a gallery that featured temporary exhibitions. Today, it has a superb permanent collection with works by international artists such as Bacon, Mapplethorpe and Kline. In addition to paintings, the museum houses art in all its forms, including music, theatre and dance performances on its stage.
Halfway between Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan, the museum is a cultural break that is definitely worth a visit. Designed by the German architect Josef Paul Kleihues, it fits perfectly in its environment. Its aluminium facade and large windows make it a very contemporary building, while remaining faithful to the typical architecture of Chicago. Inside, the works are bathed in natural light and the grand staircases of the MCA have become well known thanks to their atypical form.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
+1 312 280 2660