Housed in a Josef Paul Kleihues-designed building in the heart of the city, MCA Chicago is one of the best contemporary art museums in the world. Last year they broke attendance records as the only US museum to host the David Bowie Is exhibition, and their original programming is just as impressive. This year, they’ve organized the US debut and first retrospective of Columbian sculptor Doris Salcedo as well as a major survey of American painter Kerry James Marshall (which they co-organized with the Met and LA MoCA). We also love MCA for its manageable size—you can easily traverse the major galleries in a single afternoon.

You may also like