Grantee Profile

Museum of Contemporary Art

Grants to Museum of Contemporary Art

  • $375,000

    2013 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1967 to showcase thought-provoking contemporary art. It collects and exhibits artwork created after 1945 in a variety of mediums: paintings, sculpture, photography, performance, and video and film, emphasizing the work and ideas of living artists. Each year, the Museum presents over 25 exhibitions of contemporary art, 23 innovative performances, and a variety of education programs. Its annual audience includes more than 230,000 individuals and 11,000 students in 1st through 12th grades.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is committed to providing the public with an opportunity to experience the work and ideas of living artists. It pursues its mission through exhibitions, performances, collections and educational programs. This grant will support a theatrical adaptation of Pedro Paramo, a short story by Mexican writer Juan Rolfo, in collaboration with Cuban theatre company Teatro Buendia, the Goodman Theatre, and Northwestern University’s Theatre and Interpretation Center. Foundation support will support a five-week residency of Cuban artists in Chicago and a three-week residency of American artists in Havana to create this new work.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support performance and exhibition programs and for the Fulfilling the Promise Campaign (over two years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the MCA Performances program (over two years).

  • $250,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a multidisciplinary performing arts program (over two years).

  • $80,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $400,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To develop and launch an integrated program of performance, visual art exhibitions, and related educational activities (over two years).

  • $120,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Museum of Contemporary Art $2,500,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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