The MCA Chicago in Streeterville Set to Undergo an Extensive Makeover

Posted by Leo Clark. on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 11:09am.

One of Chicago's most visited attractions is about to undergo a pretty substantial makeover in an effort to make the experience more positive to its visitors. As reported in a recent Curbed Chicago piece, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announced a series of updates and renovations that will soon get underway, which includes adding a new restaurant, gallery, and adding totally revamped logo.

The makeover is part of the MCA’s highly publicized Vision Campaign, which has raised nearly all of its $64 million goal. The fourth floor galleries inside the Museum of Contemporary Art will also be renamed the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art after longtime trustee and local Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin, who donated $10 million to the institution’s vision campaign.

In general, the new gallery will be focused on contemporary and interactive art, while as mentioned above, the expansion also includes a new street-level restaurant on the north side of the building, which is shooting for a grand opening in the spring of 2016.

According to the release, LA-based architectural firm Johnston Marklee is tasked with creating the museum’s new master plan, while also overseeing the restaurant project.

 

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