Get the inside view. Walk through current MCA exhibitions with the curator and learn about the criteria and ideas that guided their selection of artists and artworks.

FREE with museum admission. Curator’s Tour groups meet by the Visitor Service Desk on the second floor.

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago MCA Talk
Michael Darling on Isa Genzken
Tue, Apr 22, 2014, 12–1 pm
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago MCA Talk
Lynne Warren on Warhol and Marisol
Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 12–1 pm
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago MCA Talk
Naomi Beckwith on William J. O'Brien
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 12–1 pm
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago MCA Talk
Michelle Puetz on Lilli Carré
Tue, Jan 14, 2014, 12–1 pm
Dieter Roelstraete MCA Talk
Dieter Roelstraete on CITY SELF
Tue, Dec 10, 2013, 12–1 pm
Dieter Roelstraete MCA Talk
Dieter Roelstraete on The Way of the Shovel
Tue, Nov 12, 2013, 12–1 pm
Karsten Lund MCA Talk
Karsten Lund on Warhol and Marisol
Tue, Oct 29, 2013, 12–1 pm
Lynne Warren MCA Talk
Lynne Warren on Paul Sietsema
Tue, Oct 15, 2013, 12–1 pm
Kristin Korolowicz Curator’s Tour: Theaster Gates's "13th Ballad" Tue, Sep 17, 2013, 12–1 pm Lynne Warren Curator's Tour: Chicago Conceptual Abstraction Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 12–1 pm Heidi Reitmaier Director's Tour: Think First, Shoot Later Tue, Sep 3, 2013, 12–1 pm Lynne Warren Curator's Tour: Modern Cartoonist Fri, Aug 16, 2013, 12–1 pm MCA Curator Naomi Beckwith
September 26, 2011
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Curator's Tour: Homebodies Fri, Aug 9, 2013, 12–1 pm Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator 
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Photographer, Nathan Keay Curator Tour: Theaster Gates: 13th Ballad Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 12–1 pm Kristin Korolowicz Curator Tour: Chicago Works: José Lerma Tue, Jul 9, 2013, 12–1 pm Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Photo © Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Photographer, Nathan Keay Curator Tour: Think First, Shoot Later Fri, Jun 21, 2013, 12–1 pm Kristin Korolowicz Curator Tour: Gaylen Gerber Tue, Jun 4, 2013, 12–1 pm Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Liam Gillick’s Rescinded Production, 2008. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. © 2008 Liam Gillick. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Curator’s Tour: Amalia Pica Tue, May 21, 2013, 12–1 pm Steven Bridges Curator’s Tour: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus Tue, Apr 30, 2013, 12–1 pm Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator 
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Photographer, Nathan Keay Curator’s Tour: Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962 Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 12–1 pm Dieter Roelstraete Curator’s Tour: Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 12–1 pm MCA Curator Naomi Beckwith. Photo by Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Curator Tour: Color Bind: The MCA Collection in Black and White Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 12–1 pm Michael Darling Curator Tour: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Paul Cowan Tue, Dec 18, 2012 Karsten Lund Curator Tour: Martin Creed Plays Chicago Tue, Dec 4, 2012 Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
July 2010
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Photographer, Nathan Keay Curator Tour: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac Tue, Nov 27, 2012 Lynne Warren Curator Tour: Lynne Warren on John Cage Tue, Oct 9, 2012 MCA Curator Naomi Beckwith
September 26, 2011
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago Curator Tour: Naomi Beckwith on Jimmy Robert Tue, Sep 25, 2012 Karsten Lund Curator Tour: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Heidi Norton Tue, Aug 28, 2012 Michael Darling
Photo by Julian Calder Curator Tour: Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Fri, Aug 17, 2012 Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Pamela Alper Associate Curator, with Liam Gillick’s Rescinded Production, 2008. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. © 2008 Liam Gillick. Curator Tour: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Tue, Jul 17, 2012