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Museum of
Contemporary Art


220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


Current Exhibitions

  • Fragments of a Crucifixion
    A basketball player leaping toward the hoop as if to dunk looks as if their body is collaged with an image of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns. A large audience looks on.
  • Atrium Project:Ellen Berkenblit
    A yellow, spotted leopard opens its mouth and bares its teeth.
  • Chicago Works:Assaf Evron
    A photograph of a light-colored rock formation shows a cross-section of sediment lines.
    1. Long A photographic print of a desert scene features a rock formation against a blue sky on a sun-filled day. The formation is made up of layers of sediment colored in a range of cream, sand, tan, and umber. The sun rakes across the surface to reveal the texture of the rock and creates long shadows. The central sediment lines are squiggly, winding horizontally across the surface of the rock. Dark crevices appear at the base of the formation and small, dried-up vegetation grows sporadically across the rocky ground. It appears as though it could dried-up riverbed.
  • Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
    Seven black-and-white illustrations hang on a white wall. While some depict what appears to be images of violence, others show mundane objects like a bed, cart, and raft.
  • Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces
    In a short animation, light-skinned hands with vivid yellow finger nails repeatedly massage a large mass of mint-green goo.
  • The Shape of the Future
    In a complex but quiet scene, a tennis court occupies the foreground. Behind the court are a line of modernist buildings, with the Egyptian pyramids looming in the distance.

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