Launched on November 11, 2015, the MCA’s website rethinks what a museum website can do, providing visitors with greater access than ever before to contemporary art and culture. It offers extensive coverage of MCA exhibitions, collections, and events, as well as a broad spectrum of stories about our extended community of artists, audiences, and partnering organizations. It also serves as a rich archive of our past exhibitions and programs, and a demonstration of the long-term relationships that the MCA has forged with art communities and audiences in Chicago and throughout the world.
Design, development, and content management system:
Tomáš Celizna, assisted by Asger Behncke Jacobsen and Sebastian Ly Serena
Sina Bahram, Prime Access Consulting
The site showcases the visual identity developed for the museum by Linda van Deursen and Armand Mevis of the Dutch design firm Mevis en van Deursen and the MCA font designed by Karl Nawrot.
The MCA website is produced by the Design, Publishing, and New Media department at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: Chief Content Officer Susan Chun, Director of Digital Media Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Web Content Manager and Editor Anne Walaszek, Associate Video Producer Bridget Reilly O’Carroll, Senior Editor Sheila Majumdar, Senior Designer Gabriel Melcher, Production Designer Dorothy Lin, Associate Editor Leah Froats, Manger of Planning and Production Lorenzo Conte, and Administrative Assistant Christina Stephens, along with Manager of Rights and Images Bonnie Rosenberg and Rights and Images Assistant Elyssa Lange. Former team members who have made key contributions to the site design, content, and functionality include Senior Interactive Designer Tobey Albright, Digital Media Designer Paul Esposito, Design Director Dylan Fracareta, Editor in Chief Lisa Meyerowitz, Web Content Manager and Editor Shauna Skalitzky, Editor Lindsey Anderson, Manager of Planning and Production Joe Iverson, Rights and Images Assistant Lauren Reese, Rights and Images Assistant Analú Maria López, and Rights and Images Coordinator Jared Sheldon, as well as web developers Marty Spellerberg and Nathan White.
The site is the result of a collaboration with many members of the MCA staff and our extended community. We are grateful to current and former staff members and interns who have researched, created, and proofed content for the site, especially Amanda Abernathy, Matti Allison, Annie Breckenridge Barrett, Phill Cabeen, Michelle Clairmont, Gina Crowley, Radu David, Kamila Farshchi, Nicholas Fattore, Alex Field, Linsey Foster, Pat Fraser, Sarah Grosspietsch, Kristen Kaniewski, Nathan Keay, Martha Koch, Molly Laemle, Amy Louvier, Karsten Lund, Erin Matson, Diandra Miller, Peggy Papaioannou, Phongtorn Phongluantum, Adrienne Quint, Matthew Renton, Mary Richardson, Abraham Ritchie, Tola Ros, Lily Yates, and Steve Zirbel.
The design and production of the site is made possible in part by the Kovler Web Fund. The digitization and cataloguing of works from the MCA's collection was supported by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services.