Exhibitions

Description

The MCA’s exhibitions feature the art of our time in every possible media by artists of local and international renown. Explore the variety of MCA exhibitions on view now, coming up next, or from our rich past. Images in this section are published for educational use under the umbrella of the Fair Use doctrine.

Exhibitions

  • A large wall features a prominent, colorful mural. Light shining from windows casts colorful shadows on the floor.
    Atrium Project:
    Federico Herrero
  • A black-and-white photo shows a film camera next to a much smaller version of itself.
    Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
  • A nude adult with masculine shoulders wears cowboy boots on their hands and feet. They stand on one of their hands with their feet splayed across the corner of a room lit in red.
    Groundings
    1. Long A person poses dramatically balanced on one arm, limbs spread in various directions–each adorned with a cowboy boot. One booted arm points towards us and both legs splay out to touch the walls of the nearby corner. The person faces away from you, back flexing from the contortion of their pose. The lighting of the photograph is dramatic and dream-like, with one light source casting red shadows and an orange glow, while another light casts green shadows. The figure's shadow spreads across the wall revealing the outline of male genitals.
  • A yellow-tinged scene features three sculptural busts resting upright on a transparent pedestal. Two smiling McDonald's chicken nugget characters face forward in front of a shimmery backdrop.
    The Commons Artist Project:
    Public Fiction with Triple Canopy
  • A lopsided man who appears inebriated sits jauntily in a chair. One of his hands holds a smoking cigar while the other rests on the curvaceous butt of a nearby woman who stands, painting on an easel.
    Chicago Works:
    Jessica Campbell
  • A man wearing a striped polo shirt purses his lips while placing his index fingers in each ear.
    Jonathas de Andrade: One to One
  • In a blue-tinted image a stream of water pours directly into a person's ear.
    Can You Hear Me Now?
  • The words "DEATH," "LOVE," "HATE," "PLEASURE," "PAIN," and "LIFE" appear in illuminated neon, organized in a circle against a black background. In order, their colors are orange, purple, pink, green, and blue.
    Prisoner of Love

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Past exhibitions

1996