Category: Museum of Contemporary Art

MCA: A great way to spend a day

MCA: A great way to spend a day
With the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) having reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after exceeding requirements for safe operations under city, state, and CDC health guidelines, Chicago is taking another big step back to normal. The museum welcomes back visitors after its second closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and is planning to be... Read more »

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates
Earlier this week Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Chicago could move to Tier 2 coronavirus mitigations. This means, among other things, that Chicago Museums can re-open (with regulations) to the public. After being dark for over two months, this is a bright light in a dark year. The opening dates are staggered with some museums... Read more »

Duro Olowu: Sees Chicago through an international lens at the MCA

Duro Olowu: Sees Chicago through an international lens at the MCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) has just unveiled a very special exhibition, “Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago,” curated by the internationally acclaimed Nigerian-born British designer Duro Olowu. Olowu is best known for his award-winning womenswear label but that is only the tip of the iceberg to his numerous endeavors. I was curious when I heard Olowu... Read more »
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Mika Rottenberg's 'Easypieces' at the MCA transcends imagination

Mika Rottenberg's  'Easypieces' at the MCA transcends imagination
Can something be disgusting and seductive at the same time? That is how artist Mika Rottenberg describes her art which is currently featured in a solo exhibition “Easypieces” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The video heavy exhibition showcases a series of Rottenberg’s strange yet alluring films filled with sounds such as rustling paper, the crackle of frying food,... Read more »

Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA

Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA
When it comes to art, are you a tourist or a purist? A purist is a person who insists on following traditional rules. A tourist is open to change and new ideas. Virgil Abloh, whose groundbreaking exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), sees himself as both a “tourist” or enthusiastic novice, and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West

Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West
A larger-than-life exhibition: Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg OPENS today, June 6th and runs through September 24, 2017 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art before traveling to the Vancouver Art Gallery in Winter 2018 and to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Summer 2018. Blurirng the boundaries between East and... Read more »

MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum

MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has announced the names of the creative team that will reimagine many of the MCA’s public spaces as part of an architectural redesign of the building.  The redesign will stay inside the original 12,000 square-foot footprint of the building in order to create public... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do for this weekend and Halloween

1. Chicago Cubs in the World Series The 7-game series for 2016’s best team in major league baseball moves to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Friday, October 28, Game Four on Saturday, October 29 and Game Five on Sunday, October 30. Hopefully, Sunday will bring Chicago’s 108 wait for the title home. If not,... Read more »
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