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Ascendant Artist

This series presents the first major museum exhibition and catalogue for artists who have entered full maturity. It acknowledges the risk-taking history of the museum, which gave many important contemporary artists their first shows, continuing the MCA’s legacy of identifying important artists early in their careers.

Commons Artist Project

The is a biannual exhibition series that provides a platform for artists to create commissioned installations that consider the big issues of our time. Developed in dialogue with our visitors, the projects provide direct opportunities to interact with the works and ideas of local and regional artists of national recognition. The Commons also hosts an array of programs and community meetings. New events and experiences are added to our regularly.