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||MCA reopening July 24
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The Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago announced it is planning to reopen to the public Friday, July 24, after several months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With support from Northern Trust, the museum is welcoming back visitors with free admission through the end of August, as well as new museum hours, days, and a lower capacity optimized for the safety and well-being of visitors, following city, state and CDC health guidelines.
The MCA will now be open to the public on Fridays and weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with the first hour of the day dedicated to seniors and people at an increased risk. Visitors are encouraged to make online reservations in advance through a new touchless admission process.
The MCA's reopening features more work on view by Chicago artists and from Chicago collections than ever. Chicago filmmaker Deborah Stratman's exhibition on her film The Illinois Parables, includes a re-creation of the WFMT radio studio of the renowned Studs Terkel with a selection of his celebrated interviews. And "Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago" has been extended to Sunday, Sept. 27, featuring an assembly of works drawn from Chicago's greatest public and private collections by the British-Nigerian fashion designer Duro Olowu.
See MCAChicago.org .
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