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Have Yourself A Bowie Little Christmas: MCA Further Extends Hours For 'David Bowie Is'

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 4, 2014 4:20PM

Installation view, David Bowie Is, MCA Chicago. September 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

We’ll be honest. We’re huge fans of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Its smaller size relative to some of the city’s other heavy hitters is great, because it means we can check in on it and the events within more often, and with MCA’s heavy programming schedule and ever-changing exhibits, there’s always something new to see.

Right now, the thing to see, of course, is David Bowie Is. This groundbreaking exhibit had most of us here at Chicagoist salivating to get a look inside. It didn’t disappoint, providing a “much richer experience than expected.” David Bowie Is is an interactive experience that explores process as much as it does the different eras of Bowie.

And even though David Bowie Day has come and gone, the crowds have not. David Bowie Is is scheduled to leave the MCA on Jan. 4, and demand is so high for the show that the MCA has extended its hours yet again, allowing even more time to see it. The museum will now be open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’re someone who hasn’t gotten around to it, or if you have friends and family from out of town who may want to give it a go, we highly recommend taking advantage of the extended hours to see it. It’s the only chance you’ll get, as Chicago is David Bowie Is’ only US stop.

A word of advice: Remember that this is a scheduled exhibit. If you’re getting tickets online, you need to schedule at least a day before, and you need to choose a time to see it. There are walkup tickets available daily, but they are first-come, first-serve. Price of admission is $25 for adults.