The MCA offers a variety of intimate tours designed to help you navigate the many concepts, methods, materials, and ideas that contemporary artists incorporate in their work. Join the conversation by taking a tour that's suited to your interests and schedule.
Want to know more about what's on view? Docents give 45-minute tours of the museum's exhibitions on most days of the week. Tour groups meet at the second-floor admissions desk.
Gallery tours highlight 2nd floor exhibitions and do not explore Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” on the 4th floor. For an enhanced visit, download the audio experience on your mobile device created especially for Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Don't forget headphones!
1 pm and 2 pm
1 pm and 6 pm
1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
*On the first Sunday of the month, the 2 pm tour will be in Spanish.
Private guided tours are led by artist guides—practicing artists who receive special training around each MCA exhibition. Our guides are experts at sharing background information about the artists and artworks, providing social and historical context, and creating connections with everyday life.
Explore contemporary art with stroller in tow. On the first Wednesday of every month, the MCA offers guided tours to moms, dads, caregivers, and their little ones.
Stroller tours highlight current museum exhibitions on view. Please note that we do not offer stroller tours of Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech." You are invited to download the audio experience for Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” on your mobile device. Don't forget headphones!
Illinois School Tours
Our dynamic school tours help Illinois students, grades K–12, understand contemporary art and its context by encouraging questions and participation. A variety of tours, including artist-guided as well as self-guided, are available.
To book a tour or learn more, visit our schools page. For out-of-state school tours, please see our private guided tours information above.
Únete con un guía bilingüe del MCA el primer domingo de cada mes para una visita guiada en español.
(Join a bilingual MCA docent on the first Sunday of each month for a tour in Spanish.)