Chicago Open Archives: MCA Chicago Library and Archives Open House

  • Library and Archives
    Basement of the museum
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tickets are free but registration is required.

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Chicago Open Archives event hosted by the MCA Library and Archives, Oct 7, 2016. Organized by the Chicago Area Archivists, this event exposes Chicago’s unique collections to the general public
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

About the event

Since 1967, the MCA has been in the vanguard of contemporary art, making history with provocative and engaging programming. The Library and Archives collection keeps that history alive and makes it accessible to researchers and MCA staff alike. The archival collections tell the story of the MCA's exhibitions and programming through a rich variety of materials, including publications, photographs, exhibition records, ephemera, videos, and audio tapes.

Enjoy a tour of the MCA's small Library and Archives space, which includes a show-and-tell of some of the most unique and engaging items from the collection, including photographs, ephemera, artifacts, and some archival footage from the MCA's early exhibitions.

Organized by the Chicago Area Archivists