Artists in Residence

Begun in 2011, our Artist in Residence program brings artists and audiences together, reaching out to communities all over the city. Each year, the MCA invites an artist (or artists) to the museum for extended periods of time to explore their practice, meet new people, use new materials, and experience life in a new location. The results are often provocative and wide-ranging—from mining the museum’s history to populating public spaces throughout Chicagoland with helium-filled balloons. You never know what you’ll see or learn.