A morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

A morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This is our 3rd day in Chicago for Lollapalooza and we're still enjoying our tourist time. This morning we walked over to tour the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago which is located at 220 E. Chicago Ave. in Chicago.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago houses one of the largest collections of art created from 1945 to present. Exhibitions include art through painting, sculpture, video, film, and performance.

The museum offers free 30-45 minute tours, with multiple times available on Tuesdays and weekends. If you're feeling hungry, Puck's Cafe (as in chef Wolfgang Puck) is open Tuesday-Sunday. A children's menu is available as well as a special brunch menu on Sundays.

One of the exhibitions we saw today was artist Amalia Pica who often uses simple items such as drinking glasses, tin cans, string and light bulbs in her art. I really liked much of her work, with my favorite being Eavesdropping which included glass bottles attached to the wall.


Our favorite was the phenomenal exhibition, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes. Daniel Clowes is an acclaimed graphic novelist and cartoonist and regularly contributes cover work for The New Yorker.

I admit, I had never heard of him before. Some of my favorite books are graphic novels (Maus: A Survivor's Tale and Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty) so I was intrigued by Daniel Clowes.


Fran and I spent a good portion of our time at the museum reading Daniel Clowes's comics and admiring his work in books that were scattered throughout the exhibition. I'm glad we were introduced to him because both of us left wanting to get our hands on more of his work.

Exhibitions at the museum change regularly so make sure you check out their website for the most current information by clicking here.

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