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Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

Lynne Warren

Former Curator



Armory Club Questionnaire

What was the first exhibition/performance you saw at the MCA?

White on White, a group show of all-white artworks.

What was the first job you held at the MCA?

Education Assistant

What is your favorite MCA memory?

Watching Gordon Matta-Clark work on his Caribbean Orange piece with giant chainsaws.

Who is your most memorable colleague or artist? Why?

Mary Jane Jacob, Chief Curator from 1980–86. She was a strong role model and had a penetrating and wide-ranging vision of the important artists of the 1980s, showcasing figures including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Suzanne Lacy, Ping Chong, and Jannis Kounellis.

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