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Janelle Monáe celebrates the MCA Chicago

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

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The musician and actress Janelle Monáe—who had a supporting role in this year’s Best Picture Academy Awards winner, Moonlight (and starred in category contender, Hidden Figures)—will help the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago) celebrate its 50th birthday this June. Monáe is due to perform at the museum’s MCA ArtEdge: 50 gala on Saturday, 3 June, which gives a sneak peek of the exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg (6 June-24 September), featuring sculptures, monumental paintings and illustrations from across the Japanese artist’s career. Pharrell Williams, the musician turned contemporary art collaborator, who has worked with Murakami, handpicked Monáe for the evening’s musical lineup. (And yes—octopus will be on the dinner menu.)