Join Chief Curator Michael Darling for an in-depth tour of The Shape of the Future on the museum’s fourth floor. The exhibition investigates the myriad ways architecture shapes how we dream about the future.
Coinciding with the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Shape of the Future takes a close look legacies of global modernism through the critical work of MCA Collection artists. The artists in this exhibition examine the concept of progress through the dubious dream of a universal design language. Highlighting the histories and ideologies embedded in the built environment, these artists reveal the complexity—and at times absurdity—of the modernist project.