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Members’ Preview: Doris Salcedo


As a Member, you play an important role in supporting living artists, new art, and new ideas. Members’ Previews are one of the ways we can show how much we appreciate your support—offering you opportunities to experience the work of cutting-edge artists before our exhibitions open to the public. Members’ Previews also provide a more intimate setting for you to connect with other MCA Members who are just as passionate and curious about contemporary art as you.

All MCA Members are invited to a special preview of

Doris Salcedo.

Using commonplace materials, Doris Salcedo creates visually powerful works that bear witness in startling ways to the political violence of the modern world and prompt viewers to contemplate the importance of remembrance and mourning. The exhibition features all major bodies of work from the artist's 30-year career—most of which have never been shown together before—as well as the US debut of her recent major work Plegaria Muda(2008–10) and her newest body of work, Disremembered (2014).

Take advantage of the intimate Members’ Preview to more fully experience the emotional weight of Salcedo’s work.

7–9 pm, Members’ Preview

7:30 pm, Remarks by exhibition cocurator Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks from a cash bar while being among the first to view the MCA’s newest exhibition.

Please RSVP by February 13 for you and a guest by calling 312-397-4040 or emailing [email protected]. Additional guest tickets are available for $20 at the door.

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A close-up image shows several rectangular wooden tables and secondary, identical tables stacked upside-down on top with thin blades of green grass poking out of them.

Doris Salcedo, Plegaria Muda, 2008–10. Wood, concrete, earth, and grass; 166 parts, each: 64 5/8 x 84 1/2 x 24 in. (164 x 214 x 61 cm): Overall dimensions variable. Installation view, CAM–Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, 2011

Exclusively for MCA Circle Donor members and above

Be the very first to view the exhibition while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

5:30–7 pm, Circle Preview

5:45 pm, Opening remarks by Pritzker Director and exhibition cocurator Madeleine Grynsztejn**

To RSVP to this exclusive preview, please call 312-799-3504 or email [email protected].

Not a Circle Donor? Upgrade your membership by calling Monica Guerrant, Manager of Individual Giving, at 312-397-3831.

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