Museum of Contemporary Art
Water Works Pumping Station
Built in 1869, the Pumping Station and Water Tower , its companion building across the street, were constructed in Gothic style with...
Chicago Sports Museum
To understand Chicago's tortured sports psyche, check out the memorabilia-filled cases at this gallery beside Harry Caray's 7th Inning...
Set inside the historic Water Tower , the gallery showcases Chicago-themed works by local photographers and artists.
Buy half-price tickets (plus a $5 to $10 service charge) to comedy, dance, classical and theater shows. There are three Hot Tix...
Francesca's on Chestnut
Part of a well-loved local chain, Francesca's buzzes with regulars who come for the trattoria's rustic standards, such as seafood...
220 E Chicago Ave · interesting places nearby
Museum of Contemporary Art information
Consider it the Art Institute’s brash, rebellious sibling, with especially strong minimalist, surrealist and conceptual photography collections, and permanent works by René Magritte, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol. Covering art from 1945 onward, the MCA’s collection spans the gamut, with displays arranged to blur the boundaries between painting, sculpture, video and other media. Exhibits change regularly so you never know what you'll see, but count on it being offbeat and provocative.