Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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Protests

MCA Chicago renounces future contracts with police until changes are made

Museums calls for policies that “respect black communities”

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Former Venice Biennale director launches satirical Instagram attack on Italian government

Francesco Bonami's new political party EXAGERAMOS! promises to introduce new laws including forbidding contemporary art in museums

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Exhibitions

Off-White cube: fashion designer Virgil Abloh gets first major show

Chicago exhibition of work by the Louis Vuitton artistic director includes jacket made with Arthur Jafa and outfits for Beyoncé and Serena Williams

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Exhibitions

From Y2K to Tor: new show explores how artists make sense of the internet

Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is one of the largest to tackle the subject so far in the US

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Omar Kholeif departs Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

MCA’s former senior curator goes freelance, focusing on projects in Venice, Sharjah and Manchester

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Art Dubai 2018

Barjeel Art Foundation regroups with long-term loans and new partnerships

Works from the collection to go on show at Sharjah Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago while foundation takes a break from programming

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Exhibitions

Howardena Pindell, shaped by segregation in 1950s America, receives first major museum survey

Activist artist tells a “very different story about what art does in our world”

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Madeleine Grynsztejn: 'A great art work and a great museum do the same thing—they raise consciousness'

The director of the MCA Chicago, which turned 50 this year, talks about how museums build citizenship—and soft power

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In the frame

Ofili adds restaurant design to his CV

To celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has given itself a gift as part of a building redesign: a new restaurant

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In the frame

Solange has something to say to the art world

The performer let loose at a sold-out talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this week

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In the frame

Janelle Monáe celebrates the MCA Chicago

Monáe is due to perform at the museum’s MCA ArtEdge: 50 gala

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Museums

An analysis of the mission statements of leading US art museums exposes collective search for purpose

The words chosen by directors reflect a desire to quash ambiguity and carve out their space in the contemporary art landscape

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Museums

Chicago’s answer to MoMA: Museum of Contemporary Art opens next month

Chicagoans have raised $55 million for this major new museum

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Alexander Calder

Major gift of works by Calder to Chicago’s contemporary museum

This ups the museums holdings of the artist to 22