Another of the great museums in our windy city is the Museum of Contemporary Art. This is one of those jewels that many Chicagoans know about, but most out-of-towners may not have heard of. Even better for Illinois residents, there are Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago free days!
The Museum of Contemporary Art (also called the MCA) is dedicated to the art of our time rather than the cherished art that we see exhibited from hundreds of years ago. There are fascinating pieces in addition to those that you will stand and blink at, but the MCA is definitely a museum worth visiting.
One of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945. MCA Chicago documents contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the MCA boasts a gift store, bookstore, restaurant, 300-seat theater, and a terraced sculpture garden with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Free Days: As with a few other museums in the city, the MCA has chosen to offer free admission one day per week rather than a few days here and there throughout the year. The MCA offers free entrance to all IL residents every Tuesday between 10AM-8PM with a valid ID.
Visiting the MCA will have you exposed to artists that you’ve heard of (like Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol) in addition to lesser known artists that are just as talented. Give yourself the gift of art and plan your schedule so that you can visit during any of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago free days!
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