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Members’ Preview: The Language of Less


A short brown sculpture made of thin rectangular slabs stacked atop one another forming a twenty-three-step-high stairway sits on a hardwood floor in a gallery space.

Jackie Ferrara, Stairway, 1973. Cotton batting with glue on cardboard; 32 x 37 x 70 in. (81.3 x 94 x 177.8 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Lannan Foundation, 1997.37. © 1973 Jackie Ferrara

Photo: Susan Einstein, courtesy of Lannan Foundation

  • Free to MCA Members (with valid membership card)

Theater program at 7:30 (space is limited)

The Language of Less (Then and Now) is inspired by the MCA Chicago's rich holdings of Minimalist and post-Minimalist work from the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition is divided into two distinct parts, one devoted to a fresh installation of this historical material (featuring Donald Judd, Carol Andre, Richard Serra, and Sol LeWitt), and a second showcasing five contemporary artists (Leonor Antunes, Carol Bove, Jason Dodge, Gedi Sibony, and Oscar Tuazon) who are working within the stylistic language of their forebears, albeit with entirely new content and concerns.

Exclusively for MCA Circle Donor members and above

Join us from 5:30 to 6:30 pm for the VIP Circle Preview.

Circle Donors, send your RSVP to 312-799-3504 or [email protected].