The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago houses a collection of more than 2,000 artistic pieces spanning the decades from 1945 to today, and visitors who are interested in art would do well to add it to the itinerary for their Chicago vacation.
The visual artwork on display in the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum collection primarily consists of examples of the minimalist and surrealist style created by the individual artist through sculpture, photography, and painting. The collection is diverse and provides visitors with a fine selection of interesting and unique pieces of art to appreciate.
Throughout the year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago schedules dance ensembles and interpretive music performances at the museum along with special events including jazz concerts, a farmers market, and hands-on art activities.
Dining at the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum is available at Puck's full-service restaurant for lunch and Sunday brunch, and on Tuesday evenings, Puck's serves an international buffet.
Education plays an important role at the Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago, and through teacher, school, and family programs, along with workshops and discussions, the museum provides plenty of opportunities to learn, similar to the interactive programs at the Children's Museum at Navy Pier.
The Contemporary Art Museum in Chicago is located on the Magnificent Mile and is open Tuesday through Sunday. At the museum, self-guided tours as well as curator-led and group tours are available. Admission to the museum is free.
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