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We Were There … Were You?

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Last weekend we blasted confetti, cut birthday cakes, danced with Brendan Fernandes, decorated with Edra Soto, listened to Lykanthea, performed magic with Jeanette Andrews, played chess with Alberto Aguilar, read with drag queens, and rocked with Lupe Fiasco—and that's not even half of what we did for our 50th-anniversary celebration! In case you weren't one of the more than 6,000 visitors who took part in our birthday weekend, we thought we'd share some of the highlights with you.

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🕺🏾🚩 @southshoredrillteam #MCAHeartsChicago #mca50 #southshoredrillteam

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Edra Soto poses in her Commons installation, Open 24 Hours. MCA Hearts Chicago, Oct 21, 2017 Photo: Michael Courier © MCA Chicago

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Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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CHI Voices Pop-Up Talk with Billy Corgan Photo: Marissa Reyes

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500 photos of yourself 25 years ago was not the norm but now [we don't think twice about it]. . . . She saw this coming.

Billy Corgan

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I’m from a city in the Midwest, best city in the whole wide wide world 🚀 #MCAheartsChicago

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objects found in the warehouse of mca then arranged @mcachicago #mca50 #retellingobjects

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