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Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art, often abbreviated to MCA, is a contemporary art museum near Water Tower Place in downtown Chicago. The Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1967. In 1974, the museum began acquiring a permanent collection of contemporary art objects created after 1945. You can find a famously collection in the museum (for example Jasper Johns, Ed Paschke und Andy Warhol). The new structure of the building (limestone and aluminium) was designed by the German architect Josef Paul Kleihues. The stairwells in the new museum building are also designed by Josef Paul Kleihues. The Museum of Contemporary Art contains 45,000 square feet of gallery space, an auditorium and a sculpture garden. The MCA building was Kliehues' first American structure. The outgoing Director of the MCA is Robert Fitzpatrick, incoming Madeleine Grynsztejn.
Today, the museum's collection consists of 2,345 objects, as well as about 2,500 artist's books.

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, United States

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