Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek

Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek
MCA Building exterior at night. Photo: Peter McCullough, ©MCA Chicago.

The Pop Art Design exhibition which opens tomorrow (Saturday, December 19) at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) showcases the work of many of the most important artists from the pop art period including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Charles Eames, George Nelson and others.

Here’s a sneak peek.

The Jones Chair

The Jones Chair at the MCA Pop Art Exhibition


Allen Jones Chair, 1969 Photo: Andreas Sütterlin Collection Vitra Design Museum © Allen Jones

The perfect chair for your man cave could just be this 1969 Jones Chair created by Allen Jones.

The Bocca Sofa

Vitra Design Museum © Gufram

Vitra Design Museum © Gufram

Want to make a statement in your living room? This 1970 pop art Bocca sofa is sure to do the trick.

Oldenburg‘s beans

© MCA Chicago Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Anne and William J. Hokin © 1964 Claes Oldenburg

© MCA Chicago Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Anne and William J. Hokin © 1964 Claes Oldenburg. Photo: Joe Ziolkowski,

Shake up your dining table with these larger than life green beans–a 1964 piece by Claes Oldenburg.

Marshmallow Sofa

Vitra Design Museum © Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum © Vitra Design Museum

Sip your hot chocolate on this George Nelson Marshmallow Sofa from 1956.

Eames Chair

Charles Eames LAR, 1950 Collection Vitra Design Museum © Eames Office LLC

Charles Eames LAR, 1950 Collection Vitra Design Museum © Eames Office LLC

You’ll be sitting pretty, if you can afford this original Eames office chair.

About the Pop Art Design Exhibition

The Pop Art Design exhibition, organized by MCA Chief Curator Michael Darling, features over 150 objects from the everyday to the radical. The exhibit also includes numerous photographs, documents, films and texts.  In other words, there’s a lot to see.

It is a fun show but at the same time there are many serious facets of the Pop movement which to view and analyze. Show Me Chicago will be reviewing the show in depth in the near future. Until then, we thought you’d like this sneak preview to whet your appetite.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 221 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago. The show runs December 19 through March 27, 2016 on the 4th floor of the museum.

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