Talk: Celebrating Care


This event will take place on Zoom.

Featured images

Lise Haller Baggesen refuseniks in the wild, 2017 Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Photo: Federico del Vecchio. Courtesy of the artist
Installation view, The Long Dream, MCA Chicago November 7, 2020–January 17, 2021
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

About this event

How can we be resilient in moments of crisis? Join a group of Chicago artists from The Long Dream including Dutes Miller (of Miller & Shellabarger), Selva Aparicio, and Quarantine Times artists Anthony Sims and Ahniya Butler as they share their favorite ways to take care of themselves and their communities.

The experience begins with a reflection on anxiety and care, before moving into smaller breakout sessions for artist-led activities. Participate in writing exercises, creating of small objects for others, and facilitated conversations around healing as Chicago artists share insights on mutual and community care in response to collective trauma.

This event takes place on Zoom, and participants can join with video on, if they choose. Participants are invited to interact as much or as little as they desire.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines. This presentation is organized by Meagan Burger, Manager of Adult Learning and Cameron McEwen, Coordinator, with The Long Dream Public Programs team.


This program has been made possible by the generous contributors to the Allen M. Turner Tribute Fund, honoring his past leadership as Chairman of the MCA Board of Trustees.