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Chicago Christens New Art Museum

June 30, 1996

Chicago's new Museum of Contemporary Art opens Tuesday in spacious digs that feature nearly seven times the square footage of the old museum plus a terraced sculpture garden, a cafe and retail space.

The new structure is located downtown, just off Michigan Avenue and within walking distance of the John Hancock Center, the historic Water Tower and Chicago's premier shopping area. In the permanent collection of art (1945 to the present), the museum features works by such artists as Alexander Calder, Rene Magritte, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.

General admission to the museum, at 220 E. Chicago Ave., is $6.50 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Hours are 11-6 Thursday through Sunday, and Tuesday; and 11-9 Wednesday. It is closed Monday. For information: (312) 280-2660.

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