- Reading Images: A New LayerWhen we first developed Coyote to enable web users who are blind or have low vision to “see” images on the web, we didn’t anticipate just how valuable this layer…
- Long This illustration features 21 humanoid figures split between two central panels that are short and stacked on top of each other and two long vertical panels on either side. The characters have thin, brown arms and big, round, teal heads, and in the outer panels, they wear blue tank tops and black bandit masks. In the left panel, three figures appear to hang from the top of the frame by their waists. The outer two dangle belts and the one in the middle wears a belt. They hang over three figures at the bottom, cut off at the torso, who reach toward the belts. The far right panel has a similar scene, with three figures hanging from the top and reaching up from the bottom. This time, the outer two at the bottom hold belts while the center figure reaches toward the figure above, who now dangles a belt. It appears to be a before-and-after sequence. The top central panel shows two figures wearing sleeveless belted leotards, black bandit masks, and white surgical masks. They both carry smaller, masked characters with gaping mouths and belts around their necks. The bottom central panel shows five distressed figures wearing pale blue shrouds and black bandit masks.
- Warhol’s Portrait of Power
- Long A three-quarter black-and-white portrait of Richard Nixon seemingly hand-colored with garish tones: His face, a light blue-green with yellow lips, stands out against his pink suit and orange background. Written below the portrait is the directive "VOTE MCGOVERN."
- Throwback Thursdays: Dan Flavin Comment CardsThe recently opened exhibition To the Racy Brink (on view through December 10) dives deep into the MCA's history of exhibitions, performances, and publications. Among the museum's earliest documentation and…
- Long An image of a dark room with colored tube-shaped light bulbs spanning floor to ceiling installed onto a far wall that gets smaller with distance from the viewers perspective. The bulbs alternate in pink and orange, and some are close to one another, some several feet away in an unclear pattern, each bulb casting a reflection of alternating pink and orange on the glossy floor.
- Plant Parenting in WinterAs Chicago gradually returns to its regular winter weather program (i.e., cold and gloomy), two green thumbs at the MCA present a few tips for keeping your greenery alive during…
- Long An aralia, succulent and snake plant sit on an office desk with a large, rust colored volcanic rock. The rock sits on a book titled "Fucking Apostrophes". A rectangular, white clock with a countdown to Christmas sits behind the rock and book.
- Self-Care as WarfareFor tonight's post-inauguration “School Night” special, Homeroom gathers together a group of artists, activists, and professionals to discuss de-escalation tactics, media literacy, and mental health issues, as well as strategies…
- Long A white pail with the word "HEAL" spelled out in orange, green, and pink elastic bandages sits on the corner of a light-grey carpet that covers a dark-grey tile floor. The pail is filled halfway with elastic bandages.
- Moving the Medium Forward
- Long You are in a room with four similar images of two wolves, all in muted jewel tones. These colors correspond to the primary and secondary colors of light. Two projectors are on the floor. They are projecting directly at you. In the center of the wall in front of you is a doorway, so you can see through this gallery into the brightly lit gallery beyond.
- 5 Things to Know About Chef Jason HammelJason Hammel, owner and chef of Lula Cafe, Logan Square’s “best neighborhood café,” will soon take on a new role—culinary curator of the MCA’s new restaurant. Before it opens in…
- Long This brightly lit black-and-white portrait depicts a light-skinned man with slightly styled dark hair and a short, salt-and-pepper beard. His light eyes stand out against his dark hair and attire, and almost seem to match the backdrop he stands in front of.