Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL

Exhibition: Water After All
12/14/2019–03/14/2020 (more information)
John Akomfrah
still from Vertigo Sea, 2015
48 min. 30 sec.
Purchased jointly by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, with funds provided by the Pritzker Traubert Visionary Art Acquisition Fund, and by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2018
© Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
Drag King Mural, 2019
Exhibition: Atrium Project:Ad Minoliti
Through 06/07/2020 (more information)
Ad Minoliti
Drag King Mural, 2019
An abstracted group of curvy shapes is flatly rendered in vivid shades of green, purple, pink, red, and blue. Digital image
Courtesy of the artist and Galería Agustina Ferreyra
Exhibition: Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder
11/16/2019–04/20/2020 (more information)
Alex Chitty
The Workaround
(screenshot), 2019
Courtesy of the artist
The Workaround
Self Portrait, 2016
Exhibition: Commons Artist Project:blkHaUS studios
11/12/2019–03/01/2020 (more information)
Norman Teague
Self Portrait, 2016
Ash wood and bending plywood. Installed at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Photo courtesy of the artist
Exhibition: Routes and Territories
11/02/2019 – 04/19/2020 (more information)
Noe Martinez
Las cosas vividas antes de nacer
(The Lived Things Before Being Born)
, 2017
4K color video and stereo sound. Edition 1 of 3, 1 AP.
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Fernando Yañez, 2018.36
Image courtesy of the artist and PARQUE Galería
Exhibition: Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
Through 01/26/2020 (more information)
Exhibition: Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
Tennis Courts and Pyramids, Giza, Egypt, 1989/1995
Exhibition: The Shape of the Future
10/19/2019–04/05/2020 (more information)\
Richard Misrach
Tennis Courts and Pyramids, Giza, Egypt, 1989/1995
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund. Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago
Excerpt from Spaghetti Blockchain, 2019 (still)
Exhibition: Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces
10/02/2019 – 03/08/2020 (more information)\
Mika Rottenberg
Excerpt from Spaghetti Blockchain, 2019 (still)
Single-channel video installation, sound, color; approx. 21 min.
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser and Wirth
Exhibition: Chicago Works: Assaf Evron
07/23/2019–01/06/2020 (more information)
Assaf Evron
Untitled (Sodom and Gomorrah), 2018
A photograph of a light-colored rock formation shows a cross-section of sediment lines.. Pigment print; 40 × 40 in.
Untitled (Sodom and Gomorrah), 2018

MCA Building exterior at night. Photo: Peter McCullough, © MCA Chicago

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Located one block east of the historic Water Tower, the MCA champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture. Our innovative exhibitions, performances, and programs will inspire you.

Founded in 1967 as a Kunsthalle, or noncollecting art gallery, the MCA is now one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to art since 1945. Since our inception, it has been our mission to exhibit new and experimental work artists in all media, paired with ambitious education programs. In 1974, the MCA expanded our mission to include collecting and preserving contemporary art for future generations with the inauguration of a permanent collection that has grown to include more than 2,000 works. After 29 years in a storefront on Ontario Street, the museum moved to our current location in 1996, giving our collection, exhibitions, and programming room to evolve to meet the needs of 21st-century art and audiences.

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In 1964, a group of collectors, art dealers, artists, art critics, and architects united with a shared belief that the city of Chicago deserved a contemporary art museum dedicated to exploring the new. The institution’s founders originally conceived of the museum as a Kunsthalle, or a noncollecting “art hall” that organized and hosted temporary exhibitions of new and experimental artists.



Water After All
Dec 14, 2019–Jun 14, 2020
(more information)

Atrium Project:Ad Minoliti
Through Jun 7, 2020
(more information)

Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder
Nov 16, 2019–Apr 20, 2020
(more information)

Benefit Art Auction 2019
Nov 12–Nov 16, 2019
(more information)

Commons Artist Project:blkHaUS studios
Nov 12, 2019–Mar 1, 2020
(more information)

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
Through Jan 26, 2020
(more information)

Routes and Territories
Nov 2, 2019 – Apr 19, 2020
(more information)

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
Through Jan 26, 2020
(more information)

The Shape of the Future
Oct 19, 2019–Apr 5, 2020
(more information)

Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces
Oct 2, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
(more information)\

Chicago Works: Assaf Evron
Jul 23, 2019–Feb 16, 2020
(more information)\

Atrium Project: Ellen Berkenblit
May 4–Nov 24, 2019
(more information)\


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