Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Dedicated to exploring the new.

Chicago, USA, North America

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA) is a big supporter of new works, new artists and new art expressions. It is also a museum of firsts – in 1969, the museum served as the site of Christo's first building wrap in the United States, it hosted Frida Kahlo's first U.S. exhibition and Jeff Koons' first solo museum exhibition. Social awareness and engagement to the breadth of experimental activities has always been a key focus. The exhibition Bodyworks (1975) featured one of Chris Burden’s most memorable works, Doomed, in which Burden lay on the gallery floor behind a large pane of glass for more than 40 hours with no break or sustenance until MCA employee Dennis O’Shea ended the performance by placing a container of water behind the glass within Burden’s reach. We invite you to visit this remarkable museum where so much art history has happened. More information here: