The MCA began as a kunsthalle, a noncollecting museum dedicated to producing rotating exhibitions. In keeping with this origin, the museum has no permanent collection galleries; works from our collection often appear in special exhibitions. This section keeps visitors up-to-date on which collection works are currently on view. Ask a Visitor Services associate (wearing a "HI" pin) about where to find them in the museum.
Short A young woman with black hair and glasses wearing beige clothes sits on a boulder with an old man with white hair and a mustache wearing a navy shirt and blue jeans. The older man has his arm around the woman and both face the viewer.
Long The setting of the photograph appears to be a clearing in the woods. The man's arm, draped loosely around the woman's shoulder, holds her hand resting in her lap. Both people in the photo wear neutral expressions for the camera, despite their affectionate pose.
Short A shirtless black boy with short curly hair clasps his hands together and drops his jaw, making an "O" shape with his mouth. He is covered in beads of water and poses in front a blurry blue-and-white background.
Short A black box mounted on a black frame contains a rendering of a white box. The entire work is intersected horizontally by a thin blue line.
Long A black box containing an image of a rectangular white box, rendered three-dimensionally, is mounted on the right side of an empty thick black frame. A horizontal blue line, which appears to be a very thin piece of painter's tape, intersects the entire work as well as the white wall behind it.
Short Three yellow sculptures of abstract human figures stand as if communicating with each other outdoors in an urban setting.
Long Three yellow and white forms are installed on an outdoor terrace. The forms resemble human bodies, yet they have no faces. The heads of the forms are created from coiled, hard textured material and the bodies are similarly constructed of coiled material, arranged into torsos, arms and legs. The scale of the figures is about double the size of an average person and the are arranged about a half of a figure length apart from each other. The figure on the left appears to have its head tilted to the sky, while the center figure faces to the right, where the third figure bends lightly towards the ground, hand upraised. The bright color of the figures contrasts with urban scene in the background: behind the figures a black fence, green leafy trees and tall gray buildings are visible. The sky is bright blue and the bright light of mid-day casts sharp shadows below the figures.
Short Two types of alien stand in four groups of two. The two largest of each alien type stand together. The smaller ones mingle with their foreign alien counterparts. One alien type is yellow, red, and lanky, has eyes on stalks, and stands on a dark blue circle; the other is green, red, and short, has black glossy oval eyes, and stands on a red circle.