FAMILY PROGRAM IN MCA

 

 

 

MCA STAGE PRESENTS TWYLA THARP

 

TWYLA THARP
MINIMALISM AND ME
Dec 7–10, various times 
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The MCA presents Twyla Tharp, one of this century’s most acclaimed artists, for the world premiere of Minimalism and Me, an original program created specifically for the MCA.

In the program, Tharp recollects the creation of her seminal early works from 1965 to 1970 and her experiences while living among major visual artists of the time. Learn more

 

 

MCA STORE

 

MCA STORE HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Silver Balloon Puppy Ornament
$7.95 (Members $7.16)

This shiny, miniature canine is ready to bring cheer to your tree. Available in silver (pictured) or gold.
Shop now

 
 

 

FAMILY FUN

 

STROLLER TOUR
Dec 6, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Designed to allow you to be mindful of your young ones as you look at and talk about art with other adults, these guided tours for moms, dads, and caregivers keep you up to date with contemporary art as you explore current MCA exhibitions. Learn more

 
 

 

FAMILY DAY: FRIENDS AND STRANGERS
Dec 9, 11 am–3 pm +cal

This month, make new friends at the museum. Treasure your neighborhood with Edra Soto, reinvent the playground through sound with Sadie Woods, and step into the shoes of famous artists with Aram Han Sifuentes. Learn more

 
 

 

ART INTERACTIONS

 

IN PROGRESS: TO THE RACY BRINK WITH MARY RICHARDSON AND LYNNE WARREN 
Nov 28, 6 pm
+cal

Join MCA Library Director Mary Richardson and Curator Lynne Warren in conversation as they discuss the process of mining the MCA’s archives to create the exhibition To the Racy Brink. Learn more

 
 

 

CHICAGO DESIGNER SHOWCASE
Dec 2, 12–4 pm +cal

Meet 8 Chicago designers and discover their creations at the MCA Store. (Shown here: Porthole Infuser designed by Martin Kastner. $120 and $108 for Members.) Learn more

 
 

 

DAY WITH(OUT) ART: ALTERNATIVE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS
Dec 5, 6pm +cal

The MCA presents a marquee screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS, the 28th iteration of Visual AIDS’ annual Day With(out) Art program. Learn more

 
 

 

TOUR: MICHAEL RAKOWITZ: BACKSTROKE OF THE WEST
Dec 5, 12 pm +cal

Curatorial Assistant Erin Toale leads a tour of Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West. Learn more

 
 

 

IN PROGRESS: LEONARD SURYAJAYA 
Dec 12,  6–7:30 pm +cal

Photographer Leonard Suryajaya collaborates with members of the MCA's Teen Creative Agency to create an opportunity for visitors to engage with live art based on questions and conversations about intimacy and community. Learn more

 
 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT PROGRAMS

 

VARIETY HOURS - T/HERE AND THE/N 
Dec 1, 6–8 pm +cal

Join the costars of Worldplay—Alberto Aguilar, Alex Bradley Cohen, and Jesse Malmed—as they host an audience-engaged variety show that addresses the various themes brought up in Edra Soto: Open 24 Hours. Learn more

 
 

 

TALK: EDRA SOTO
Dec 8, 6–7 pm +CAL

Edra Soto discusses Open 24 Hours, the Commons' inaugural Artist Project, with curator January Parkos Arnall. Soto’s project brings to the Commons reflections regarding our surroundings, identities, and communities. Learn more

 
 

 

"WASSUP W/THAT 'YAC?!"  WITH FELICIA  HOLMAN
Dec 8, 7:30–8:15 pm +CAL

Artist Felicia Holman presents an original performance centered on the perspective of a Black Gen X cis-female cognac consumer unpacking the connection between African American culture and cognac cited in Soto’s project, Open 24 HoursLearn more

 
 

 

ARRIVER & BOMBA CON BUYA WITH AMANDA ROSCOE MAYO
Dec 15, 6–8 pm  +cal

A presentation of Puerto Rican bomba music that originated in the musical tradition of enslaved Africans is paired with metal music largely popular in the 1960s and 1970s. This performance is part of Edra Soto: Open 24 Hours and explores the nature of cross-cultural influences. Learn more

 
 

 

IMAGES TOP TO BOTTOM

Twyla Tharp in Re-Moves at the Judson Memorial Church, 1966 Photo © Robert Barry.

Silver puppy ornament
MCA store

Stroller Tour, MCA Chicago, Aug 29, 2011 Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago.

Participants at Family Day, Apr 12, 2014 Photo: Joshua Longbrake © MCA Chicago.

Installation view, Bodyworks, MCA Chicago, Mar 8–Apr 27, 1975. Work shown: Chris Burden’s Doomed, 1975 Photo © MCA Chicago.

Chicago Designer Showcase
photo: Martin Kastner—Crucial Detail

Tiona Nekkia McClodden, The Labyrinth 1.0, 2017. Production still courtesy of the artist.

 

Installation view, Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West, MCA Chicago, Sep 16, 2017–Mar 4, 2018. Work shown: Michael Rakowitz, The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one’s own, 2009. Mixed-media installation; overall dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist; Jane Lombard Gallery, New York; and Princeton University Art Museum Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

Leonard Suryajaya, For Daughters, 2016. Archival ink-jet print Photo courtesy of the artist.

Alberto Aguilar, Splat Pack, 2017. Collage on paper Image courtesy of the artist.

Edra Soto 
Photo: Daniel Hojnacki

Felicia Holman 
Photo: Esvan Rivera

L–R: Arriver and Buya
 Photos: Mariah Karson/Roberto Perez

 

 

 

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