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Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Next to the street in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art waves a black flag inscribed with the words, “Question Everything.”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 12, 2019

A mile and a half south of City Hall, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the City Council and aldermen from the city’s various wards make decisions, “CITY HALL” is emblazoned in bold letters on the front windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Next to the street in front of it waves a black flag inscri...

MCA exhibition ‘S, M, L, XL’ engages with all shapes, sizes

Kris Martin, “T. Y. F. F. S.H.,” 2011. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. © 2011 Kris Martin. (Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. Courtesy of the artist and MARC FOXX, Los Angeles.)

Tiffany Freeman

May 17, 2015

Size does matter, according to the recent exhibition, “S, M, L, XL,” at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). The exhibit held four works in varying sizes, spanning five decades with Robert Morris’ two works from the early 1960s. Constructed to be interactive, the sculptures achieved what each artist had ...

Review: MCA’s Doris Salcedo retrospective

Review: MCA’s Doris Salcedo retrospective

Jordan Sarti

February 22, 2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art’s fourth floor houses Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s first retrospective.  Salcedo has produced sculptures, installations and public interventions for the last 30 years.  She extensively researches conflict and interviews victims of political violence to inform her work.  Then, using mate...

MCA celebrates renowned Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt

Richard Hunt, “Untitled,” c. 1963. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mark Maremont, Stephen Maremont, and Kate Maremont Stone in memory of Jill Fischer Maremont. © 1963 Richard Hunt. Photo: Nathan Keay, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Jordan Sarti

January 18, 2015

Chicago is celebrating long-time resident and prolific abstract sculptor Richard Hunt this year.  In addition to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) exhibition, the Chicago Cultural Center is hosting another survey of his work, on display in its galleries until the end of March. Read More »...

Review: ‘Body Doubles’ at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Jordan Sarti

November 6, 2014

Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) premiered a new exhibition last Saturday, titled “Body Doubles.”  The exhibit’s focus is on the body and its shifting identity, calling to attention issues of gender, race, and class.  As per the labels, “Body Doubles” recognizes that the body is...

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

Installation view, David Bowie Is, MCA Chicago. Sept. 23-Jan. 4, 2015. Photo: Nathan Keay, The David Bowie Archive. Courtesy of the MCA Chicago.

Andrew Morrell

September 22, 2014

Ground control to DePaul students: The Museum of Contemporary Art is debuting a one-of-a-kind exhibit. “David Bowie Is” debuts at the MCA Sept. 23, and an exhibit celebrating one of pop culture's greatest minds couldn't come sooner. Thanks to an extensive archive of costumes, artwork, sheet mu...

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