Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the nation’s largest collections of the art of our times, and has, since 1945, been a place for conversation, visual stimulation, and creative learning. A wander through the massive MCA is a wonderful way to get a taste of the art scene that makes Chicago one of the most vibrant cities in the nation and a hub of creative and progressive thinking.
MCA Chicago houses thousands of pieces of post-World War II art and boasts a rich history of displaying the art of many visionary and controversial artists. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s first United States collection was housed in this building, as well as the art of Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, both famous for their contemporary and pop art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, boasts a well-rounded permanent collection featuring such pieces as Jackie Frieze and Troy Diptych by Andy Warhol, and Four Boomerangs by Alexander Calder. MCA is home to not only an impressive permanent collection, but like any good museum, is also worth a visit for its temporary exhibits. Here’s a look at the kinds of displays one can expect to behold at MCA:
Aficionados of contemporary art are in for a treat at this museum, which easily requires several hours to navigate. After a full day of gazing, pondering, and beholding, you’ll likely be hungry, so do stop in at Puck’s Café (yep, that’s the Wolfgang Puck) for a tasty and fresh treat. You can also pick up an ultra-abstract and perhaps functional objet d’art before heading home.
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One of the best art museums I have ever been to. It does it's niche well. It's a great place to check out contemporary art by contemporary artists. There's all kinds things to see - from installations to paintings to sculptures. The temporary exhibits are very ntriguin.
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