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Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago, Illinois
www.mcachicago.org

Museum of Contemporary Art was awarded $5,925,000 between 1981 and 2018, including 22 grants in Chicago Commitment.

$500,000

2018 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

The Museum of Contemporary Art (the Museum) creates and curates exhibits, presents performances, and conducts public education and engagement programs. The Museum emphasizes the work and ideas of living artists in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, performance, video, and film. It is one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to exhibiting and collecting contemporary art. The Museum has more than 250,000 visitors each year. This award recommends renewed general operating support to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

$50,000

2016 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

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 -- including paintings, sculpture, photography, performance, video, and film -- emphasizing the work and ideas of living artists. It actively programs a theater space located in its building, presenting more than 20 innovative performances each year. 

The Museum of Contemporary Art proposes an artistic exchange project that brings together Mexico City theater-based artists with peers based in Chicago. Together, they conduct research develop a play, and produce other related works that draw on the cultural and social conditions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in Chicago. Award funds support direct project expenses: travel, performance, marketing and communication, and production costs. This is the MCA’s second International Connections Fund award.

$375,000

2013 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

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.

$50,000

2011 • 1 year, 1 month • Chicago Commitment

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.

$375,000

2008 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$250,000

2003 • 5 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over five years).

$500,000

2002 • 2 years

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

$100,000

2001 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

To support the MCA Performances program (over two years).

$250,000

1999 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

To support a multidisciplinary performing arts program (over two years).

$80,000

1998 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

In support of general operations (over two years).

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