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Enter the Mirror

Artists explore truths that are difficult or unpleasant to see.

A black message board with white, all-caps text reads: "EVENINGS AT 7 IN THE PARISH HALL." A daily schedule catering to different vulnerable populations is listed below, ending with "SUNDAY SERMON 9 A.M. 'AMERICA'S JOYOUS FUTURE.'"

Erika Rothenberg, American, b. 1950
America’s Joyous Future, 1990–91
Plastic letters in aluminum and Plexiglas notice case
36 × 24 × 2 1/2 in. (91.4 × 61 × 6.4 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Bergman by exchange, 1991.75

Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

Marisol Reopens


Marisol Restaurant and Bar has reopened at the MCA. Book now for lunch and brunch, dinner service coming soon.

The Dialogue Series

a crowded street corner in downtown Chicago

Speakers explore the idea of the public. Is it as free and open as the word implies?

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Artist-led activities return on the second Saturday of each month.



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