During its forty-year history, the MCA has distinguished itself with groundbreaking exhibitions that have contributed substantially to the evolving history of contemporary art. These exhibitions have, in turn, stimulated the museum and its supporters to acquire important and often numerous pieces by these artists. A resulting hallmark of the MCA's collection is the presence of significant, in-depth bodies of work by artists.
Artists in Depth presents concentrations of work by artists whom the MCA has collected in depth, or whose pieces in the collection are definitive examples of their singular aesthetic. The current focus is on the artist William Kentridge whose "mini-retrospectives" of a group of drawings and a film based on his History of the Main Complaint are exhibited on the thrid floor and are drawn from the well-received retrospective of his work at the MCA in 2001-2.
Showcasing key artists of the last forty years whose work has been and continues to be defining to international contemporary art underscores the MCA's role as a leader in and incubator of artistic innovation. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Smith, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at the MCA.
FundingThe Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the generous sponsor of Artists in Depth: Works from the MCA Collection. Additional support is provided by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
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