“Turning and turning in the widening gyre the falcon cannot hear the falconer; Thing fall apart; The center cannot hold… and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” –William Butler Yeats
The MCA / Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is an artist-activated and audience-engaged art museum. We generate art, ideas, and conversation around the creative process. We are a cultural leader of local necessity and international distinction.
The MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social and cultural context of the art of our time.
The museum boldly interweaves exhibitions, performances, collections, and educational programs to excite, challenge, and illuminate our visitors and offer insight into the creative process.
The MCA engages diverse audiences and creates a sense of community by providing a place to contemplate and discuss contemporary art and culture and issues of our day.