Terms of use

The MCA has established this website in keeping with its mission to be an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art and to reach the broadest and most diverse audience possible.

Access to and use of this website and its contents are subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this website, you fully acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions. if you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, please exit the site now and refrain from further use. The MCA may review and update our privacy practices periodically and ask that you periodically review this page to ensure familiarity with the most current version. You are solely responsible for being in compliance with the then-current terms and conditions.


The MCA is committed to protecting the intellectual property rights of visual, sound, literary, and performing artists and others who hold copyright. With the exception of fair use as defined by US copyright law, the MCA expressly prohibits the reproduction, distribution, downloading, transmission, sale, transfer, creation of derivative works, modification, public display, public performance, or publication of any materials on this website. Commercial use of any materials on the MCA website is expressly forbidden.

Images, text, software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials (the “Contents”) on this site are either © MCA Chicago or used with permission by MCA Chicago; and are protected under United States and international copyright laws.

Requests for Contents are accepted by emailing the Rights and Images Department (imageservices@mcachicago.org) and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please provide all available details about the image or text you are seeking and the publication or method in which it would be used.

Please note that the MCA does not hold the copyright to any works in its collection or on exhibition. Therefore, you are responsible for obtaining reproduction rights from any third-party rights holders. The institutional names, building images, trademarks, and logos that appear on the MCA website are registered and unregistered marks of the MCA. Any unauthorized use of the Trademark is strictly prohibited.

Third party links

The MCA website contains links to and from other Internet sites. You acknowledge and agree that the MCA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third party websites that may be linked to the MCA website. Links to third party websites do not constitute an endorsement by the MCA or an affiliation with those websites.

Disclaimer of warranties

This website is provided to you “as is” and “as available” with no warranty. The MCA does not warrant or represent that: (a) the website will meet your requirements; (b) the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; (c) the results or information that may be obtained from use of the website will be accurate or reliable; (d) the quality of any products, services, information, other material purchased or obtained by you through the website will meet your expectations; or (e) the website or material accessible through the website is free of viruses or other harmful components. You acknowledge your use of the MCA website and your reliance on any information or content on the MCA website is solely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, therefore the above exclusions may not apply to you.

Limitation of liability

You expressly understand that in no event will the MCA or its officers, trustees, affiliates, and agents be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special, exemplary, or punitive damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible loss, whether in an action under contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, arising out of or relating to: (a) your use or inability to use the website; (b) your reliance on any content on the website; (c) any goods or services purchased through use of the website; or (d) any goods or services advertised on the website; even if the MCA or any related party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, therefore some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

Special terms of use for the press section of the website

Except where noted, images and texts on the MCA press website may be downloaded and reproduced only by members of the media for the sole purpose of timely reporting in newspapers, magazines, television, radio, web publications, and other media. Use of images and texts for any other reason and at any time after the close of the exhibition or program may be subject to additional permission requirements. Press materials may not be downloaded or reproduced by commercial stock houses or archives or by members of the general public.


We use Verisign to protect the security of your online store order information and to encrypt your order information and prevent it from being decoded by anyone other than the MCA. We use Tessitura to facilitate purchases through our Box Office.

Venue and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Each party hereby irrevocably consents to exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.


These Terms of Use express the complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior and contemporaneous communications and agreements, written or oral, regarding this website. If any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. Failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the Terms of Use by you or others will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right of the MCA. These Terms of Use or any rights hereunder, are not transferable by you. The Terms of Use will inure to the benefit of the MCA and its successors and assigns. Section headings used in this document are for convenience only and do not have any legal effect.


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