SPECIALIZING in custom, fine art framing

Located in the heart of Bucktown, for over 20 years, MCM provides quality framing and consultation services to a variety of galleries, artists, museums, art collectors and enthusiasts throughout the city of Chicago.



The Art Institute of Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art - Chicago

Alan Koppel Gallery

Ann Nathan Gallery

Architectural Artifacts

Big Cat Press

Russell Bowman Fine Art

Carrie Secrist Gallery

Kavi Gupta Gallery

Maya Polsky Gallery

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Pagoda Red

Rock for Kids


The Mission

...and more



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TEL • 773.252.7525

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MCM Fine Framing is a world class frame shop in Chicago, Illinois. Jim Callihan is a true artist at what he does. He trusted by the best museums, galleries, artists, designers, and collectors from all over the country. He and his wildly talented crew of artists and craftsmen make beautiful things more beautiful, everyday. We were honored to spend the day with them to make this video.
— Bottle Rocket Media • Chicago, IL
I work for a charity in Chicago called Rock For Kids (rockforkids...) which provides free year-round music lessons to children living under the poverty level. For years, MCM Fine Framing has been one of the three main framers that we use every year to frame items in our Annual Rock & Roll Auction. Every year we have nearly 200 items signed by bands and other celebrities, and most of those items need framed.

MCM frames the majority of the items that we use in our live auction as well as some of the more notable items in our silent auction. They have done some mind-blowing work and and a number of items they have framed have raised between $10,000 and $50,000....People who come to our auction always want to know who frames our stuff - now you know! To see samples of the outstanding framing that MCM has done for Rock For Kids visit the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rockforkids/sets/72157623384285867/

Thank you MCM Fine Framing for all that you do for Rock For Kids!
— Kyle C. "Rock For Kids" • Chicago, IL
I had a painting on a rolled up canvas that I wanted to get stretched. I called around to a bunch of places to ask how much it would cost, and most quoted me a price over $200 (this is just to have it stretched, not even framed!). I even called the chain craft store Michael’s, and they gave me the highest quote of anyone. I was almost ready to give up on ever being able to put this painting up when I finally called MCM. They said they would do it for $60, and when I brought the painting in they dropped the price even lower without my even asking. They did it quickly, and it looks absolutely beautiful. Everyone I talked to there was very friendly.

Long story short, unlike the many other frame shops I contacted, these guys gave me a very reasonable price, and do not seem to be trying to rip people off. I can’t speak to their framing, but they did a beautiful job with stretching my painting. I will definitely go back if I ever need anything framed!
— Ashley W • Chicago, IL
Fabulous custom framing without a fabulous cost. Former worker at Armend Lee-he knows high end finishing and has the same level of service-for framing. I take art to this place when I know my client doesn’t have flexibility on pricing yet the piece or art demands something that just can’t be found at a regular frame shop.

I have a client whose Father passed the weekend after I dropped off a piece for them to frame. After I heard of the Father’s passing I called the frame shop and asked if they could finish the artwork before Christmas. Crazy enough they called back 4 days later saying the frame was finished already-a week after I dropped it off! They listened and understood the situation and why I wanted to get the painting back to my client earlier than expected. They totally exceeded my expectations. This cannot always happen if its a hand carved frame or custom piece but I’m so grateful everything lined up and I can’t wait to surprise the client with this newly refurbished piece of art!
— Candice M. • Elmhurst, IL