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The Mark Bradford Project
Sep 2010–May 2011


Mark Bradford

Photo: Fredrik Nilsen


The Mark Bradford Project connects MacArthur Fellow and contemporary artist Mark Bradford with different Chicago communities to interact around the theme of the creative process. Over the course of a year, Bradford serves as a catalyst for community engagement projects and ongoing discussions, including connecting Bradford with Lindblom Math and Science Academy, as well as teenagers in Chicago Public Library’s YOUMedia program. The theme of mapping, which Bradford explores in many of his paintings, serves as a unifying thread for both projects.

Participate in the project through The Mark Bradford Project blog.

Building upon the MCA's long history of working with artists and exemplifying the artist-activated, audience-engaged MCA vision, this yearlong creative residency is offered in conjunction with our May 2011 presentation of Bradford’s major solo exhibition organized by the Wexner Center.


This exhibition is organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Resource Interactive.

Significant contributions are provided by The Broad Art Foundation, the Nimoy Foundation, Nancy and Dave Gill, and Toby Devan Lewis.

General support for the Wexner Center for the Arts is provided by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Nationwide Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, and by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation and Wexner Center Members.

Support for the Chicago Presentation and The Mark Bradford Project is generously provided by The Chicago Community Trust, The Joyce Foundation, and Sara Lee Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Cari and Michael Sacks, Helen and Sam Zell, Robert and Sheryl Bellick, The Broad Art Foundation, Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly, Jack and Sandra Guthman, Kovler Family Foundation, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Susan and Lew Manilow, Kim and Brad Keywell, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Gary and Denise Gardner, The Good Works Foundation, Nora Daley Conroy and Sean Conroy, Susan and Larry Marx, Linda Johnson Rice, and Desiree Rogers.

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