NileGuide Expert Says:
Not only is the museum great for art lovers, the performances are not to be missed. World class performances are hosted by the MCA year round that are always cutting edge.
220 E. Chicago Ave
1 block east of Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
fax: +1 312 397 4095
Tues 10am-8pm; Wed-Sun 10am-5pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Visit the MCA for its First Friday event each month, where you can mix and mingle at a hopping party right in the museum! Visit the website for more info.
Located in the heart of the loop, The Museum of Contemporary Art brings today's most innovative visual work ranging from painting to sculpture to live performance. Pieces date from 1945 to present day, with works by famous artists like Andy Warhol. The MCA's permanent 2,500 piece collection focuses on a broad sampling of modern art in a variety of medias, and also shares works by great Chicago based artists. The performance series spans a wide scope from around the world as well, featuring artists like Philip Glass. Culture, history, and art become one at the MCA, sparking a great venue for new ideas and discussion. The MCA also features a great dining experience at its' restaurant Puck's, led by Chef Wolfgang Puck.
Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art