Hot Exhibits Highlight The MCA's Start To 2015

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 15, 2015 7:00PM

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Cut (Color), 2009. Chromogenic print. Collection of Pauline Karpidas, New York. Courtesy MCA Chicago.

2014 was an banner year for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The museum had many notable exhibitions, including Way of the Shovel, a beautiful look at Frida Kahlo’s works, and of course, the U.S. debut of Bowie Is, which saw the museum shatter attendance records.

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Richard HuntUntitled, c. 1963Welded chromed steel34 x 14 x 12 in. (86.4 x 35.6 x 30.5 cm)Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mark Maremont, Stephen Maremont, and Kate Maremont Stone in memory of Jill Fischer Maremont, 1994.21Photo: Nathan Keay, © Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
So, what does 2015 have in store for the museum? Plenty. Right now at the MCA there’s a whole new program of exhibits to view. If you’re a photography fan, Anne Collier’s first major exhibition serves as a retrospective of her work from 2002 to the present. Much of the exhibit focuses on shining a light on the inherent sexism Collier observed in the photography and film industries. (Through March 8.)

If you’re more interested in sculpture, the MCA will also be featuring the works of local artist Richard Hunt. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate has 35 works on display throughout Chicago. An integral part of this exhibition is a map of the city which leads you to these sculptures. This is a great chance to become acquainted Hunt's work and find some you may not have seen in your daily travels throughout Chicago. (Through May 17.)

The Body Doubles. exhibit features pieces that were already a part of the MCA’s collection as well as some fresh work, examining our relationships with our bodies through object, subject and performance. This multimedia exhibit includes the work of such artists as Wu Tsang, Lorna Simpson, Jean Arp and Valerie Belin, along with many, many others. (Through April 19.)

As we’ve mentioned before, the MCA is easy to get to, has one of the best gift shops in town and is small enough to completely explore in a single afternoon. We have a few more weeks of winter to endure, so why not take advantage of the beautiful indoor setting while we wait for spring?