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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Exhibition Detail
artEdge 2012
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

February 4th, 2012 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
, Nick CaveNick Cave
Michigan Ave/Downtown
Tue 10-8; Wed-Sun 10-5
music, concert, FunkadelicMCA; Here/Not There video-art, performance, modern

While the weather outside may be frightful, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) things will soon be heating up.  To kick off 2012 and commemorate another year of pioneering performances and exhibitions, the MCA will host its celebratory winter benefit, artEdge 2012.

On Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 6 to 11 p.m. artEdge will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner, as well as a guest appearance by renowned Chicago artist Nick Cave, including his famous soundsuits.  But the main event?  The performers set to hit the stage in the MCA’s enchanting sculpture garden.  The MCA has a long history of hosting prestigious and legendary musical talent, and this year is no exception.  This year’s entertainment features George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic.

One of the most notable innovators of funk music, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are known for their memorable performances and are sure not to disappoint artEdge attendees.  Spanning over five decades, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have expertly blended soul and funk music, and continue to hit the airwaves with their delicious blend of rock and roll, jazz, and hip-hop flavor.  With live performances that are both an audio and visual strike on the senses, artEdge will have the MCA ready to rock.

For the very first time, the MCA will be offering concert-only tickets for the artEdge 2012 benefit!  For $150, you can snag a ticket to see George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in concert and enjoy an open bar and desserts.  Tickets may be purchased at, and all proceeds benefit the MCA. 

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