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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

Exhibition Detail
MCA: Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


July 21st, 2009 - October 18th, 2009
 
Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature) , René MagritteRené Magritte,
Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature) ,
1953, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro.
© © 2009 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature) ,
Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature) ,
1953, Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago., Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro.
© © 2009 C. Herscovici, London / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection

July 25 - October 18, 2009

Exploring various approaches to painting represented in the MCA Collection – from the 1940s to the present – Constellations focuses on how painting communicates ideas about life and art. The exhibition is arranged by a series of “constellations,” or groupings: New Approaches to Traditional Subjects: the Landscape and Figure; A Faux Naïve Style; The Painting as Object: A Critique of Illusion in Painting; The Phenomenon of Form and Color, Appropriation and Collage in Painting; and In-Between Representation and Abstraction. The work of approximately 75 of the most important artists of the last 60 years is featured, including Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Jasper Johns, H.C. Westermann, Josef Albers, Rene Magritte, and Francis Bacon; featured Chicago artists include Kerry James Marshall, Judy Ledgerwood, Scott Reeder, Marie Krane Bergman, and Vera Klement.


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