Cutting-edge dance, theater, and music from Chicago and around the world push the boundaries of performance in the intimate Edlis Neeson Theater.
Located on the second floor of the museum, the MCA's Commons places artistic and civic exchange at the heart of the museum. Everything that happens within the space, including an array of programs, community meetings, and artist projects, is meant to encourage formal and informal dialogue as well as interaction among artists, visitors, and communities.
View classical works on the stage, improvised performances in the sculpture garden, or contemporary works on the staircase. Dance at the MCA happens everywhere and for everyone.
From zine release parties to monthly public discussions led by Chicago youth: the MCA is proud to highlight Chicago artists and cultural leaders under 21.
The Dialogue Series is a museum-wide commitment to sustained inquiry about museum practice, access, and inclusion.
In Progress is a series of public programs designed to give artists, thinkers, and curators a platform for developing new works, and to give patrons a glimpse into the creative process.
The MCA is a vital platform for experimentation, where visitors experience art and performance throughout the museum.
Using sound, lights, and video, performers from around the world create new experiences that expand your concept of music.