Museum of Contemporary Art

220 E. Chicago

312-280-2660 or

It’s no secret that Tuesdays are free at the Museum of Contemporary Art. But don’t limit your visit to a bop around the galleries and a trip to the gift shop. There are also free volunteer-led tours at 1 and 6 PM, plus monthly talks by artists featured in the 12 x 12 new-artists series and semiregular symposiums with curators and designers. And in the cafe every Tuesday evening the museum hosts events ranging from Stitch ‘n’ Bitch sessions to the monthly Literary Gangs of Chicago reading series. They’re all gratis too, and probably less of a mob scene than your average First Friday shindig.