on October 25, 2000
A day at the Museum of Contemporary Art is sure to please any art enthusiast. Compared to the Art Institute this museum is quite a bit smaller and much more manageable. The large open galleries allow the viewer to walk leisurely from piece to piece. The two large galleries on the first floor are often reserved for large exhibits of contemporary artists, such as Sol LeWitt. The upper floors include a video gallery as well as important acquistions that the museum has made in the contemporary art genre. The museum has a fine bookstore which contains a plethora of books, posters and unusual pieces to purchase. A benefit of the museum's location is its close proximity to Water Tower Place and the lake front. Though a wonderful restaurant is located in the museum, a more cost conscious visitor may want to eat at Water Tower Place, which has a lovely food court as well as McDonald's. If you are interested in the museum their website is www.mcachicago.org and their number is (312)280-2660.
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