For Our Neighbors

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

Announcement

To learn more, please email Elena Grotto.

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Highlights from the Collection Now on View

Come see works by Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, and Cindy Sherman right here in Chicago. Through January 28, enjoy the major, three-part exhibition We Are Here, which highlights the breadth of our collection and celebrates our 50th anniversary.

  • A sculpture that resembles a rabbit-shaped mylar balloon stands on a pedestal. A museum gallery is visible in the sculpture's reflective surface.
A sculpture that resembles a rabbit-shaped mylar balloon stands on a pedestal. A museum gallery is visible in the sculpture's reflective surface.
Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986. Stainless steel; 41 × 19 × 12 in. (104.1 × 48.3 × 30.5 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, partial gift of Stefan T. Edlis and H. Gael Neeson, 2000.21. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Dinner and drinks at Marisol Restaurant and Bar. Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago.
Martin Kastner—Crucial Detail.
Paul Heyer, FOREVER, 2015. Acrylic on silk taffeta; 37 × 48 in. (94 × 121.9 cm). Collection of Meredith Darrow. Photo: Robert Heishman, courtesy of the artist and Chapter-NY.
Edra Soto poses in her Commons installation, Open 24 Hours. MCA Hearts Chicago, Oct 21, 2017. Photo: Michael Courier, © MCA Chicago.

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Marisol’s Winter Menu

Marisol is open for brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. With an ever-changing menu showcasing the freshest ingredients of the season, Marisol is the place to try something new. A recent favorite among staff and visitors has been the butternut squash with n’duja vinaigrette and aged gouda. For hours, menus, reservations, private parties, and more, visit marisolchicago.com.

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MCA Store Winter Sale

Now is the perfect time to shop the MCA Store. Check out the Winter Sale online and in-store for big savings on items from your wish list.

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Paul Heyer

On January 16, the MCA opens a new Chicago Works exhibition featuring Chicago artist Paul Heyer. For his first solo museum show, Heyer presents large, pastel canvases and multisensory installations, set to a hypnotic, meditative soundtrack.

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Tuesday and Friday Evening Programs

Did you know that the MCA offers free public programming every Tuesday and Friday evening? Experience live performances, workshops, talks, and screenings led by Chicago artists in the Commons when the museum is open until 9 pm. Take a look at our calendar to plan your next visit.

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.