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In a Nutshell

Three-story museum houses works of art from 1945 to the present, including paintings, sculpture, and video by Chicago artists

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 30th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 12 months from activation date. Not valid for current members. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$39 for a one-year Household membership (a $75 value)
$69 for a one-year Friend membership (a $150 value)

Both memberships include:

  • Invitations to all Members' Previews of major exhibitions
  • Invitation to shop during members' double discount days
  • Up to 20% off tickets to MCA performances and lectures
  • 10% discount at the MCA Store and MCA café
  • $4 discount on parking
  • Discounted admission to First Fridays
  • Subscription to Dwell Magazine

The Friend membership includes all the benefits of the Household membership, as well as:

  • Reciprocal privileges at more than 85 art museums across the United States and Canada, including Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Complimentary individual gift membership
  • Donor recognition in the MCA Annual Report
  • Six guest passes for your friends

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Visual art styles from 1945 to the present converge inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to create a sometimes humorous, sometimes dramatic, always diverse exploration of works by recent and living artists. Three floors of galleries house rotating selections from the museum's 2,500-item collection, which includes a range of contemporary media such as paintings, photography, sculpture, and installations. As a whole, the collection focuses on many of the major artistic movements of the twentieth century while also highlighting the work of Chicago-based artists.

Complementing these permanent pieces are rotating exhibits. Sprawling through minimalist, white-walled galleries, limited-time displays have showcased work ranging from 1980s pop art to conceptual abstract sculptures to performance pieces. Beyond the halls of art, visitors can peruse a bookstore, take in dance and music performances in a 300-seat theater, and dine with certifiably non-painted views of Lake Michigan at Puck's Café, a culinary collaboration with chef Wolfgang Puck.

Photo Credits

Slide 1. Installation view: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac, MCA Chicago, 2013. Photo © Studio Bouroullec.

Slide 2. Background artwork: Goshka Macuga: Of what is, that it is; of what is not, that it is not 1, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Kate MacGarry, London. Commissioned and produced by dOCUMENTA (13) with the support of Fiorucci Art Trust, London, and Outset Contemporary Art Fund, London.

Slide 5. Artwork on view: Scott Reeder’s Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago|Berlin. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Commission.


The art is unique and changes frequently.

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This museum never ceases to amaze me. The exhibits are expertly curated, and its an interesting place to spend some time ...

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87% of 658 customers recommend

  • “If you plan to eat at Wolfgang Puck, they close at 2:30 (at least when we were there)...the coffee shop part stays open. You may go to this museum because you've...”

    “If you plan to eat at Wolfgang Puck, they close at 2:30 (at least when we were there)...the coffee shop part stays open. You may go to this museum because you've heard of a particular exhibit, but often there's something even more wonderful around the corner or on a different floor. And often the exhibits have an interactive quality. A great place to take a friend or relative with limited strength or stamina....it's a small museum, and you can see everything in one trip if you choose. When my kids were young, we came often....and I can still entice them (in their 20s) to come for certain exhibits. Don't miss the store! ”

  • “Had a wonderful visit. Great contemporary exhibits! Restaurant is very good.”

  • “Always good to check what are the current exhibits and don't forget to check out the store which there are discounted books with great pricing. ”

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