This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art offers select 2018 FIFA World Cup™matches for free in its popular new gathering space, the Commons. Museum visitors and soccer (football) fans of all ages are invited to cheer on their favorite teams while enjoying snacks and drinks from the Marisol counter, and exploring the exhibitions during half time. Visitors can enter through the main doors on the first and second floors or through the museum’s back gate, which is open all summer during regular museum hours. Space is limited, the full screening schedule is online at
The Commons space also features an artist project, eco monopoly, by Joan Giroux, which takes the form of interactive games that question the nature, identity, and ownership of public green spaces. Visitors are invited to join the artist throughout the summer to play, imagine, and learn about local ecologies in a series of programs. Also in tandem with the screenings, the MCA Storehas MCA Chicago soccer scarves designed by acclaimed artist Maurizio Cattelan as part of his latest project, MADE IN CATTELAND. Inspired by the ways today’s museums function as meeting spaces more than ever, Cattelan’s scarves are dedicated to contemporary art fans. The MCA Store also has PARK SSC soccer balls in a variety of styles and colors. For every PARK ball purchased, an identical ball is passed on to a child in need.
2018 FIFA World Cup™ Screening Schedule
Tuesday, June 19
10 am: Poland vs. Senegal
1 pm: Russia vs. Egypt
Wednesday, June 20
10 am: Uruguay vs. Saudi Arabia
1 pm: Iran vs. Spain
Thursday, June 21
10 am: France vs. Peru
1 pm: Argentina vs. Croatia
Friday, June 22
10 am: Nigeria vs. Iceland
1 pm: Serbia vs. Switzerland
Saturday, June 23
10 am: South Korea vs. Mexico
Sunday, June 24
10 am: Japan vs. Senegal
1 pm: Poland vs. Colombia
Wednesday, June 27
9 am: South Korea vs. Germany OR
Mexico vs. Sweden
1 pm: Switzerland vs. Costa Rica OR
Serbia vs. Brazil
Saturday, June 30
1 pm: 1A vs. 2B
Sunday, July 1
1 pm 1D vs. 2C
Tuesday, July 3
1 pm 1H vs. 2G
Friday, July 6
1 pm: Quarterfinals
Saturday, July 7
1 pm: Quarterfinals
Tuesday, July 10
1 pm: Semifinals
Wednesday, July 11
1 pm: Semifinals
Sunday, July 15
10 am: Final