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Overlooking Lake Michigan to the east and the historic Water Tower to the west, the MCA is located in the heart of Streeterville. Nestled between two neighborhood parks—Seneca and Lake Shore—we are proud to be an asset to our local community, and we care deeply about being a good neighbor. Below is an overview of information and programs that benefit our neighbors.

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Installation view, Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, 2020
Photo: Kendall McCaugherty

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WELCOME BACK!

We're thrilled to announce that the MCA is back open! ​Our new hours are Friday through Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm, with the first hour reserved for people with an increased risk. Advance reservations are encouraged and admission is free for a limited time. Learn more about the precautions we are taking on our Safety page.

DURO OLOWU: SEEING CHICAGO EXTENDED

Describing it as a 'love letter to Chicago,' internationally renowned fashion designer Duro Olowu has curated a major exhibition drawn from the public and private art collections of Chicago, imagining new relationships between artists and objects across time, media, and geography. You won't want to miss this dazzling display of the city's deep and emotional investment in the arts, now extended through September 27, 2020.

STAY CONNECTED ONLINE

Want to stay involved with the MCA community while you stay at home? The Commons Online is a singular portal to the museum's online experiences that regularly features new content as the museum translates its programs to the virtual space. Check out the Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago Virtual Gallery; engaging at-home artmaking activities; virtual programs on Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and Zoom; fan favorites from the MCA's exhibition archives and collection; offerings from the MCA Store, and more.

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An aerial view of the MCA shows the museum in its bustling city surroundings with Lake Michigan in the distance.
Photo: T McDonald Photography @tmcd.chi

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