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Teacher Tour: Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen


Looking for fresh ideas for your curriculum?

Join us this March to explore the first major survey of the work of groundbreaking, multidisciplinary artist Howardena Pindell, discuss classroom implications, and connect with colleagues. Teacher Tours are led by MCA Artist Guides who are experts at using inquiry and dialogue to engage students in learning about contemporary art and ideas.

A beige, textured surface covered in small circles is accented with hints of blue, orange, and red paint.

Howardena Pindell, Untitled #20 (Dutch Wives Circled and Squared) (detail), 1978. Mixed media on canvas; 86 × 110 in. (218.4 × 279.4 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Albert A. Robin by exchange, 2014.15. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York


Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen traces the themes and visual experiments that run through the New York–based artist's five decades-long career, featuring early figurative paintings, pure abstraction and conceptual works, and personal and political art that emerged in the aftermath of a life-threatening car accident in 1979. The exhibition also showcases Pindell's work with photography, film, and performance—mediums she has used to explore her place in the world—as well as works from the last two years, which draw on the beauty and innovation of her approach to abstraction to build upon contemporary conversations around equity and diversity.


Support for teacher programs at the MCA is generously provided by the Polk Bros. Foundation. Additional support is provided by Discover.