Category: Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society

Laurie Simmons: Big Camera Little Camera at Chicago's MCA focuses on myths of our society
Big Camera/Little Camera (1976), depicts a small toy camera next to the one given to Simmons by her father: Simmons says, ‘I put the two cameras together for scale, and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction.” Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, a major survey of the work of Laurie Simmons at the Museum of Contemporary... Read more »

Chicago Museums: Top 5 must see exhibitions

JOHN SINGER SARGENT John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age will run at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 1 through September 30, 2018. The exhibition explores the art of American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)–the most sought-after portraitist of his generation-–with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections.  Using the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibition explores the... Read more »

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look
“Johnston Marklee understands the strength of our Josef Paul Kleihues-designed building, and they carry a deep respect of history throughout their architectural practice.” Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee (JML) have completed a major redesign of select public spaces of the... Read more »
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Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know

Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know
Who is Merce Cunningham? If you don’t know, you aren’t alone. But after viewing the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) retrospective exhibition, Merce Cunningham: Common Time, you’ll walk away with full knowledge and respect for this 20th icon who almost single-handedly set the world of dance spinning–transforming its nature and status–making him one of the most... Read more »

Diana Thater exhibition at the MCA explores the natural world

An immersive video installation, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, that opened Saturday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) creates a whole new lens through which to observe the natural world. For the past 25 years, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater has traveled the world in order to depict a range of natural phenomena–some joyful... Read more »

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015
With admission rates as high as $31 a person at some Chicago museums, a family of four can easily spend $100 before lunch. Lucky for us, most all Chicago museums offer FREE DAYS. The museums may be a little more crowded but that’s a small price to pay for the money you’ll save. Below is... Read more »
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Chicago Events June 10-16: Just for Laughs, Music, Theater, more

Chicago Events June 10-16: Just for Laughs, Music, Theater, more
Don’t let Mondays get you down. You don’t have to wait until the weekend to celebrate. Chicago offers a calendar-load of weekday happenings that are second to none. Here’s what’s up for this week: All Week Just for Laughs (June 11-16). The 2013 edition of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago will take place across 15 locations,... Read more »

Chicago Fall Events 2012: Top 5 Picks for September 27-30.

Chicago Fall Events 2012: Top 5 Picks for September 27-30.
CHICAGO, Thursday, September 27, 2012. It looks like the final weekend of September will be a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the best of all Chicago has to offer. This weekend the Ryder Cup brings Tiger and Phil to Medinah Country Club, more great theater, Maestro Ricardo Muti kicking off his third season... Read more »