Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Chicago, IL

312-280-2660

http://www.mcachicago.org

 

Ed Ruscha at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (7/7/03)

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization. The MCA's exhibitions, programing and operations are member supported and privately funded through contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Additional support is provided through The Chicago Community Trust; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and American Airlines, the official airline of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA is located at 220 E. Chicago Avenue, one block east of Michigan Avenue. Exhibition hours and admission fees are available through the Museum's website.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents a 2 1/2-minute video featuring Othello Anderson, a Chicago artist, from the series "Behind the Scenes in the Art World."

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