The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, (MCA) has joined with museums around the U.S. in calling for Ai Weiwei's release. See the next page for their official statement.
The director of the MCA, Madeleine Grynsztejn, has signed the online petition calling for Ai's release, as has Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator.
This is the official MCA statement, from Michael Darling: "We join our friends and colleagues in the international arts community in expressing our concern for the release of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. His work and ideas have had a tremendous impact on the art world, and we have always seen a strong and positive response when we exhibit works by Weiwei and other contemporary Chinese artists in our galleries. We hope China will keep its pledge to nurture creativity and advance independent artistic ideas."