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The MCA's permanent collection includes more than 2,500 artworks that span media and movements from the 1920s to the present. Although not on permanent display, works from the collection appear regularly in our many rotating exhibitions. The entire collection, with images and descriptions, is presented here for the first time. Explore it by artist, title, or creation date. Images in this section are published for educational use under the umbrella of the Fair Use doctrine.

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Gloved hands review a 4x5 color transparency and a roll of 35mm black and white film over a light box with a viewing loupe.

A colorful glimpse of the MCA's original building at 237 East Ontario Street

Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago