The MCA’s diverse programs bring artists and audiences together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences, and explore contemporary art and culture.


Children and artist guide in MCA gallery with art

Students explore the creative process, develop critical thinking skills, and make relevant connections between their lives and the art of our time.


We invite teens to learn about art, the world, and themselves in the company of like-minded peers.


The MCA offers experiences that redefine the way that kids and families explore and create art together.


A man and woman discuss a painting

Our programs invite civic and artistic exchange and welcome communities to learn, share, and experiment.


Archival boxes and books are displayed on shelves, behind red chairs and red carpet in the library the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

The Library and Archives collection keeps the MCA's history alive and makes it accessible to researchers and MCA staff alike.

Facts and Figures

Number of CPS students given free tours