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Terms of Use

The MCA has established this website in keeping with its mission to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art and to reach the broadest and most diverse audience possible.

Access to and use of this website and its contents are subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. BY ACCESSING AND BROWSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU FULLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE NOW AND REFRAIN FROM FURTHER USE. The MCA may review and update our privacy practices periodically and ask that you periodically review this page to ensure familiarity with the most current version. You are solely responsible for being in compliance with the then-current terms and conditions.

Special terms of use for the press section of the website

Except where noted, images and texts on the MCA press website may be downloaded and reproduced only by members of the media for the sole purpose of timely reporting in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, web publications, and other media. Use of images and texts for any other reason and at any time after the close of the exhibition or program may be subject to additional permission requirements. Press materials may not be downloaded or reproduced by commercial stock houses or archives or by members of the general public.


We use Verisign to protect the security of your online store order information and to encrypt your order information and prevent it from being decoded by anyone other than the MCA. We use Tessitura to facilitate purchases through our Box Office.

Venue and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.


These Terms of Use express the complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior and contemporaneous communications and agreements, written or oral, regarding this website. If any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms of Use by you or others will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of the MCA. These Terms of Use or any rights hereunder, are not transferable by you. The Terms of Use will inure to the benefit of the MCA and its successors and assigns. Section headings used in this document are for convenience only and do not have any legal effect.


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