The Dreamscape


This event will take place on Zoom and across multiple platforms. RSVP and ticketing info coming soon!

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Concept art for Derek McPhatter Afro-futurist and Afro-surreal dreamscapes. Designed by Daria Borovkova

About this event

Bringing together the time-based and live performances of artists featured in The Long Dream, this culminating event gathers and juxtaposes distinct artworks to evoke new connections between them. Audiences navigate through livestreamed music, video art, meditative performances, and intimate conversations with artists, choosing their own experience.

Join us for premieres by Lise Haller Baggeson, Eduardo F. Rosario, Selina Trepp, Rhonda Wheatley, Sadie Woods, SANTIAGO X, and work by Mariano Chavez, Jeanette Andrews, Diane Christensen and Jeanne Dunning, Joanna Furnans, Damon Locks, Derek McPhatter, Cae Monāe, Darling “Shear” Squire, Sadie Woods . . . and more!

The Long Dream is organized collectively by the Artistic Division, which includes the museum's curatorial, learning, and content teams. This event is organized by January Parkos Arnall, Interim Senior Curator, Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator, and Marguerite Wynter, Curatorial Assistant with the Performance and Public Practice Team.

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Cae Monāe, Nefertiti, Chicago, 2019. Cosmetic and digital
Image courtesy of the artist

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Joanna Furnans in rehearsal
Photo: Christine Wallers

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Darling Shear
Photo: Matthew Gregory Hollis

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Eduardo F. Rosario, On Circulation for Oscillations, Experimental Sound Studio, 2018. Improvised performance
Image courtesy of the artist

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Jeannette Andrews, Invisible Museums of the Unseen, 2020
Photo: Amanda Abernathy


Lead support for the 2020–21 season of MCA Performance and Public Programs is provided by Elizabeth A. Liebman.

Major support is provided by the Alphawood Foundation and Julie and Larry Bernstein.

Generous support is also provided by Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation; Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro/the Martha Struthers Farley and Donald C. Farley Jr. Family Foundation; Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch; and Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund.

Additional generous support for MCA Stage is provided by Enact, the MCA’s performance affinity group.

The MCA is a proud member of the Museums in the Park and receives major support from the Chicago Park District.

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