For Our Neighbors


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. The following is an overview of information and programs that benefit our neighbors.

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To learn more, please email Elena Grotto.

Celebrate Our City

In honor of the MCA’s 50th anniversary, join us October 21–22 for MCA HEARTS CHICAGO, a free weekend-long event celebrating our city. A dynamic lineup of Chicago artists lead a range of outstanding programs, from talks and performances to DJ sets and magic shows. Check the event listing for a full lineup.

New Signage

A pair of illuminated MCA signs will adorn the wings of the museum's main entrance. When complete, the soft LED lights will appear as colored lines gently etched onto the surface of the west-facing facade. Previously the site of large, vertical banners, these letters can be modulated and will turn off at 11 pm.


The MCA’s new restaurant and bar, Marisol, is now open! With an immersive art environment by international artist Chris Ofili and an ever-changing menu by Chicago chef Jason Hammel, Marisol can be your neighborhood coffee spot—Metric coffee and pastries are available starting at 8 am—or an art-filled destination for lunch, dinner, and drinks. For hours, menus, reservations, and more information, visit marisolchicago.com.