Founded in 1964 as a non-collecting museum, the museum transitioned into collecting in 1974.
Housed in a building designed by rationalist architect Josef Paul Kleiheus, multidisciplinary, experimental exhibitions are designed to bring artists and audiences together to experience and contemplate contemporary art and culture.
250 pieces map the shared histories of colonization, migration, religion, and tradition
Exploring archetypal gender roles through photographs, sculpture, and film
In-depth look at the artist's ever-expanding disciplines including fashion, architecture, music, and design
Works by artists with ties to the Midwest
Imagery that revolves around the human figure and its many states of being
Images present encounters between the earth and the body
Artists inhabit and shape the gallery space alongside works from the MCA's collection
Works take aim at everyday experiences that reveal the sexism women face in the 21st-century
Intimate and historical works evoke love, memory, and place
Works dwell at the interstice of architecture, decoration, place, and image
Works using diverse forms of technology explore the Arabian Gulf
Mural offers an immersive experience that changes with the shifting seasons
Works by seemingly disparate artists find common ground
Video montage of the black experience plus rotating works from the collection