Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the nation’s largest facilities devoted to the work of living artists that will excite, challenge, and provide insight into the work and creative process of the most stimulating artists of our time. View the art that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located  just one block east of Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago.

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Closed: Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All holidays are subject to change without notice.

Traveling south on North Lake Shore Drive

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive south to the Chestnut Street exit (traffic light).
  2. Turn right and then immediately left onto southbound Inner Lake Shore Drive.
  3. Take Inner Lake Shore Drive south for two blocks to Chicago Avenue.
  4. Turn right onto Chicago Avenue and go west for one block, past Fairbanks Court.
  5. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Traveling north on South Lake Shore Drive

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive north to Chicago Avenue.
  2. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  3. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Directions from the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290)

  1. Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east until it ends and becomes Congress Parkway.
  2. Take Congress Parkway east past the river for about one mile to Columbus Drive.
  3. Turn left onto Columbus Drive.
  4. Take Columbus Drive north (name changes to Fairbanks Court).
  5. Take Fairbanks Court north until it ends at Chicago Avenue.
  6. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  7. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Directions from the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94)

  1. Take the East Ohio Street/600 North exit (exit number 50B).
  2. Turn slightly left onto Ohio Street.
  3. Take Ohio Street east for about one mile, two blocks past Michigan Avenue, to Fairbanks Court.
  4. Turn left onto Fairbanks Court.
  5. Take Fairbanks Court north for five blocks until it ends at Chicago Avenue.
  6. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  7. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

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  • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 220 East Chicago Avenue
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • 312-280-2660
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