Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Sun. 10 AM–5 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–8 PM
No-Fee Hours: 10 AM–8 PM
Wed. 10 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10 AM–5 PM
Sat. 10 AM–5 PM
220 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Chicago 60611
(312) 280-2660

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The MCA Chicago (website) is a Museum (Contemporary) in Chicago.
Official description from MCA Chicago:
One of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. The MCA documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a great view of Lake Michigan.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Museum of Contemporary Art, often abbreviated to MCA, is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The museum, which was established in 1967, is one of the world's largest contemporary art venues. The museum's collection is composed of thousands of objects of Post-World War II visual art. It had its first showroom in the building of a former baking factory. The museum has hosted several notable debut exhibitions including Frida Kahlo's first U.S. exhibition and Jeff Koons' first solo museum exhibition. Koons later presented an exhibit at the Museum that established the museum's current attendance record for an exhibition. Its collection, which includes Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder, contains historical samples of 1940s–1970s late surrealism, pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art; notable holdings 1980s postmodernism; as well as contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and related media. The museum also presents dance, theater, music, and interdisciplinary arts.

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Current Exhibitions

Nov 20, 2010 – May 01, 2011
Without You I'm Nothing comprises works drawn from the MCA Collection that demonstrate how art has reflected, if not anticipated, a larger cultural shift towards a greater agency for the individual (or the appearance of such) in the public realm.

Upcoming Exhibitions

May 28, 2011 – Sep 18, 2011
This exhibition is the first survey of the artist's work to date. Spanning the years 1996 to 2010, it examines Bradford's work in all media, beginning with early sculptural projects, and culminating in a number of new commissions.
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