Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Upcoming Happenings

All events at MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Free admission for Illinois residents, every Tuesday.

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–TodayNow through April 23

Duane Linklater: mymotherssideMarch 11—September 3

On Stage: FrictionsApril 6—June 18
Performances in April and May

Family DayMarch 11 | April 15 | May 13

Gary Simmons: Public EnemyJune 13—October 1

Spring Arrives at the MCA

Spring is on its way to Chicago, which means that time is running out to see Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition envisions a new approach to contemporary art in the Caribbean diaspora, with the 1990s as its cultural backdrop. Vogue says, “What the exhibition does well is invite an open dialogue: [Curator Carla] Acevedo-Yates and the 37 artists cast light on the intricacies of the Caribbean in a way that is both imaginative and literal.” The exhibition closes on April 23.

Groundbreaking international art isn’t the only type of cultural experience you can have at the MCA—join us in April and May for our performance series On Stage: Frictions. This year’s theme explores the frictions that exist in a society shaped by race, featuring live and video-based performances by Will Rawls, Shamel Pitts | TRIBE, and Barak adé Soleil. The series are accompanied with an exhibition that allows visitors to experience elements of the performance anytime.

MCA Family Day

Recharge during your MCA visit with lunch, brunch, dinner, or just drinks at Marisol Restaurant and Bar, named after the artist Marisol—whose artwork donation started the MCA’s collection. The creative menu from chef Jason Hammel (also the chef and owner of Lula Cafe) is driven by seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Like the exhibitions, the dishes change over frequently, so each visit feels like a new experience.

Complete your trip–or pop in for a quick gift–at the MCA Store. Named by the travel guide Fodor’s as one of the “World’s Best Museum Shops,” the MCA Store carries jewelry, design, and fashion from Chicago makers and designers, as well as products connected to the exhibitions or to the artists on view in the galleries. With something for every price point and taste, the MCA Store is the perfect place to shop off of Michigan Avenue.