"From a 'treasure box' to a 'toolbox.'"
Architectural Record on our upcoming renovations
From a treasure box to a toolbox Architectural Record on our upcoming

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Renovation Will Cater to a Wider Public

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Marco Alcide
Are you a "Mercist?" Read how The Wall Street Journal's Edward Rothstien saw "nature of dance itself" in "Merce Cunningham: Common Time": [ On.wsj.com Link ]
Are you a Mercist Read how The Wall Street Journals Edward Rothstien

‘Merce Cunningham: Common Time’ Review: The Nature of Dance Itself

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Happy Mardi Gras!
If Nick Cave's Soundsuits remind you of Fat Tuesday then you're absolutely right. Learn more: [ Nytimes.com Link ]
Happy Mardi Gras If Nick Caves Soundsuits remind you of Fat Tuesday

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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"The MCA's investment in women artists does represent a rebellion of sorts." Learn how "RIOT GRRRLS" addresses the gender gap in museums in WDCB's Gary Zidek's interview with chief curator Michael Darling.
The MCAs investment in women artists does represent a rebellion of sorts

The Arts Section: MCA Shines Light On Women Artists in RIOT GRRRLS Exhibit

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WATCH: WTTW - Chicago PBS goes behind the scenes for “Merce Cunningham: Common Time."
WATCH: WTTW Chicago PBS goes behind the scenes for “Merce Cunningham: Common Time"

Revolutionary Dance of Merce Cunningham in the Spotlight at MCA

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Nat Alie
New from the MCA Store, statement socks that speak volumes!

March into the store or shop online:[ Bit.ly Link ]
New from the MCA Store statement socks that speak volumes
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Lauren Miller
Judith Wilson
Starting Monday, Feb 27, artist Basim Magdy is embarking on a weeklong Instagram takeover of @mcachicago! Glimpse into the thoughts of the artist behind the exhibition "The Stars were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings" every day at noon. (Image: Basim Magdy, "Every Decade Memory Poses as a Container Heavier than Its Carrier," 2013, Spray paint and acrylic on paper, 27 9/16 x 39 3/8 in....
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Starting Monday Feb 27 artist Basim Magdy is embarking on a weeklong
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"The arts sector [the National Endowment for the Arts] supports employs millions of Americans and generates billions each year in revenue and tax dollars."
–Director Thomas Campbell of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The arts sector the National Endowment for the Arts supports employs millions

The Folly of Abolishing the N.E.A.

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Upcoming "Chicago Works" artist Amanda Williams has been tapped to help develop the Barack Obama presidential library planned for Jackson Park.
Upcoming Chicago Works artist Amanda Williams has been tapped to help develop

Obama Taps National African American Museum Designer For Library Exhibits

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Artist Rashid Johnson (his "Message to Our Folks" was shown here in 2012) is making the jump to the big screen.
Artist Rashid Johnson his Message to Our Folks was shown here in

Rashid Johnson to Direct Adaptation of Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ in Feature Film Debut | ARTnews

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"No choreographer in history has so naturally prompted museum exhibitions as Merce Cunningham." Learn more about "Merce Cunningham: Common Time." [ Nyti.ms Link ]
No choreographer in history has so naturally prompted museum exhibitions as Merce

Merce Cunningham and the Drama of Sheer Motion

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Happy Presidents' Day!
We're open during the holiday today, see Joyce Pensato's mural "Felix and Lincoln" on view now.
Happy Presidents Day Were open during the holiday today see Joyce Pensatos
From Radiohead's Phil Selway, to electronic music pioneer David Behrman, to AACM scholar and trombonist George Lewis (below), there's an all-star lineup planned for MCA Stage: Music for Merce.
From Radioheads Phil Selway to electronic music pioneer David Behrman to AACM

An all-star cast celebrates the legacy of radical choreographer Merce Cunningham

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Lynda Jerit
Leo ODell
The MCA Store has everything you need to celebrate National Drink Wine Day in style!

You can visit the MCA Store on Monday, February 20th, as the MCA and Store will be open for President's Day.
The MCA Store has everything you need to celebrate National Drink Wine Day in style
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We're proud to participate in #DayofFacts today with museums, libraries & more worldwide.

Read up on our facts, from how the National Endowment for the Arts has supported over 125 of our exhibits since 1972, to how design can help us live with climate change.
We're proud to participate in DayofFacts today with museums libraries more worldwide

MCA – Blog: A #DayofFacts

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Renae Alana
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Go in-depth with "Common Time" during Artsmart: Merce Cunningham next week.

This intimate after-hours event features a private tour of the exhibit, followed by drinks and hor d'oeuvres. Tickets: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Go indepth with "Common Time" during Artsmart: Merce Cunningham next week

Artsmart: Merce Cunningham

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"I must begin with a confession. I am not a Mercist."
You don't have to be a dance expert or a choreography superfan to enjoy "Merce Cunningham: Common Time," says The Wall Street Journal. More about the exhibit: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"I must begin with a confession I am not a Mercist"

‘Merce Cunningham: Common Time’ Review: The Nature of Dance Itself

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From Radiohead's Phil Selway, to electronic music pioneer David Behrman, an all-star cast of Merce Cunningham collaborators come together in a once-in-a-lifetime event. Learn more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Before MCA Live: Mocrep tomorrow, learn more about Frequency Festival that "explores points of contact between disparate sounds and scenes," courtesy of Chicago Reader.
Before MCA Live Mocrep tomorrow learn more about Frequency Festival that explores

This week’s Frequency Festival finds points of contact between classical, jazz, and the avant-garde

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"Cunningham liked to work together–but apart." More on his artistic partnerships in Surface Magazine.
Cunningham liked to work togetherbut apart More on his artistic partnerships in

“Merce Cunningham: Common Time” - SURFACE

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