Members’ Preview: Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power

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Free for Members and Youth / $20 Additional Guests

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured images

William Kentridge, 2nd Hand Reading, 2014. Hard cover, Smyth Sewn, commercial offset, and dust jacket. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Artists’ Book Collection, Marcia and Irving Stenn Artists’ Book Fund, 2016.208A Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


Members See it First!

Event Description

Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago invite you and a guest to attend the Members’ Preview for Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power. Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar while being among the first to view the MCA’s newest exhibition.

The influence of language pervades our everyday lives, shaping our experience and understanding of the world. Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power explores four approaches that artists across generations have used to interrogate language—Remove, Review, Reframe, and Recode—addressing the complex relationship between modes of communication and power.

Reserve your complimentary tickets by Thursday, October 17.


Lead support for Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris: Caryn and King Harris, Katherine Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, and Stephanie and John Harris; Zell Family Foundation; Cari and Michael Sacks; and the Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Exhibition Fund.

Major support is provided by Julie and Larry Bernstein and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Generous support is provided by Vicki and Bill Hood.