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Museum of Contemporary Art


220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611

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The museum is temporarily closed to support the city of Chicago’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We take the health and safety of the public and our museum staff as our highest priority. Until then we invite you to access our digital offerings.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, located near the historic Water Tower, is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time. With an international reputation for groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, collections, and programs, the MCA presents the latest in cutting-edge, contemporary culture. The MCA boasts a highly acclaimed gift store and a sculpture garden with views of Lake Michigan. From artists’ talks to family-friendly activities and performances, there’s always something happening at MCA Chicago.

Health and Safety

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

Average Visit/Tour Length 1 to 3 hours

Maximum Group Number 900

Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available On-site


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Preferred Catering Providers

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 900

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 300

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 900

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 300

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 7811

Max Venue Capacity 900

Private Meeting Space Available

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