A Letter from Madeleine Grynsztejn
Hello and welcome.
The MCA's chief priority, in all instances, is our community. For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the MCA is temporarily closed.
Although our doors are closed, we remain active—and our community remains our priority. That’s why, over the coming weeks, we’ll be offering exciting digital content and programming through the Commons Online, the museum's digital hub. From virtual talks to art activities for kids and families, join us as we reaffirm the way art can strengthen the bonds between us all—even over great distances.
Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Featured image of Madeleine
Creativity is not canceled! Tune in for virtual programs.
From the MCA Collection
Highlights chosen by the MCA community.
I’ve chosen Catherine Opie’s Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer (Lake Michigan), 2004–05. I love these photographs so much, particularly because they make me feel calm, and at this moment calm is a precious feeling. There’s one from each season, but as I look at them I think about the sameness of all four. They could be from the same day, knowing the weather in Chicago. I think a lot of people are feeling that “sameness” in their lives right now, and I wonder what things people are documenting to look back on. The lakefront is closed, but someday I’ll be able to spend some time looking at the lake again, and that’s something to look forward to. — Bridget Reilly O’Carroll, Video Producer
Dig into our archives to discover videos, interviews, and more.
In Progress: Angel Bat Dawid
We’re releasing the entire recording of the January 21 In Progress with clarinetist and improviser Angel Bat Dawid. Get inspired by Dawid’s habits, process, and embrace of 'oddness
Find creative projects for artists of all ages.
Searching for something to do? Want to create curiosity? Need learning activities to fill up an afternoon? Check out our Learning Resource page that collects instructions, videos, examples, and explorations by artists and teachers for anyone to enjoy.
Tweet. Post. Share.
Find an archive of past and upcoming events below.