MCA Chicago Free 50th Anniversary Days.
When: October 21 and 22, 2017, Hours below.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, 312-280-2660.
The Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund has donated $10m to fund expanded Museum programs for underprivileged Chicago and Illinois youth.
These funds will also support the MCA’s gift to Chicago during its 50th anniversary — a celebratory free weekend that will provide two days of free admission and programming for all Chicagoans to commemorate the occasion of the museum’s anniversary.
All events are free. The evening events require a ticket (also free). Tickets can be reserved starting Wednesday, October 18 at noon.
SATURDAY, October 21 (10 am–11 pm)
10 am Lykanthea (PLAZA)
11 am Opening Ceremony (PLAZA)
Noon–2 pm Lou Mallozzi with Fred Schmalz, Tracking Shots (PERIMETER OF BUILDING)
Noon–3 pm Family Nook and Drag Queen Story Time featuring Muffy Fishbasket (TERRACE)
12:30 pm Liz McCarthy, Whistle Hang Out (ATRIUM and STAIRS)
3 pm South Shore Drill Team (PLAZA—>ATRIUM—>TERRACE)
3:30 pm Cake is served! (TERRACE)
5 pm avery r. young and de deacon board perform protest pretty, followed by Jamila Woods in conversation with avery r. young and Tasha (THEATER)
After Hours in the Atrium (ticket required)*
6 pm DJ Calixta of CUMBIASAZO!
7 pm theMIND
7:20 pm Kaycee Ortiz
7:50 pm DJ Calixta
8:20 pm Lupe Fiasco with DJ Double L
9:30 pm Dance Party with Kiara Lanier and Duane Powell
*Atrium access is by pre-reserved free ticket for these performances. Ticket holders enter Atrium through Plaza steps. Tickets can be reserved starting Wednesday, October 18 at noon. Atrium reopens to the public at 9:30pm for the Dance Party.
SUNDAY October 22 (10 am–5 pm)
9 am Pre-opening guided meditation with Christa Donner (ATRIUM)
11 am Documentaries Screening #1 (THEATER)
11:30 am Aaron Hughes, Tea Ceremony (PLAZA)
11:30 am Young Chicago Authors pop-up (GALLERIES)
Noon Enemy Kitchen (PLAZA)
Noon–4 pm Teen Creative Agency: Manifesto for a Public Museum (LAKEVIEW BOARD ROOM)
12:30 pm Behind The Stage Tour with Yolanda Cesta Cursach, Curator of Performance (4TH-FLOOR LOBBY and BACKSTAGE)
12:30, 2, and 3:30pm Brendan Fernandes, Art by Snapchat
1 pm Documentaries Screening #2 (THEATER)
1:30 pm Young Chicago Authors pop-up (GALLERIES)
2:30 pm Behind The Stage Tour with Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator of Performance (4TH-FLOOR LOBBY and BACKSTAGE)
3 pm Documentaries Screening #3 (THEATER)
3:30 pm Young Chicago Authors pop-up (GALLERIES)