Just steps from the Magnificent Mile and Chicago’s historic Water Tower, the Museum of Contemporary Art is the ideal venue for corporate entertaining, dramatic cocktail receptions, elegant weddings, and multimedia presentations. The MCA offers indoor and outdoor spaces accommodating up to 1,200 guests, intimate meeting rooms, and a changing array of exhibitions by today’s most important artists.

Your guests will also enjoy panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan as they stroll through the MCA galleries.

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Rental Events Office

Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm

Museum hours

Public hours: Tuesday: 10 am–8 pm
Wednesday–Sunday: 10 am–5 pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Corporate gifts from the MCA Store

The MCA Store offers a wide variety of items that will provide your guests with unique reminders of your MCA event. You’ll find exhibition catalogues and art books, artist-designed jewelry and contemporary housewares, plus a wide selection of stylish watches, pens, mugs, notebooks, and T-shirts. For more information, call 312.397.4005.


The Museum of Contemporary Art has wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, and rest rooms. The MCA will provide sign language interpreters by advance request (call 312.397.3837 or TTD 312.397.4006).

MCA Preferred Hotel Partners

The MCA’s preferred hotel partners offer special rates at a discount of up to 20%. When booking rooms, please mention the MCA’s preferred rate. As room rates fluctuate throughout the season, please contact the hotel directly for the most current information.

The Ritz-Carlton is the MCA’s only preferred-status luxury hotel.

160 East Pearson Street


201 East Walton Place