With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.


AN OVERVIEW OF CHICAGO JAZZ - The Museum, in collaboration with the Chicago Jazz Association, presented a series of eight Sunday afternoon concerts. These concerts presented groups representative of the varied faces of the Chicago jazz scene, giving a broad and full picture of a thriving art form in this city whose contributions to jazz have been neglected in recent years.