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Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Curator Talk

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© Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Curator Talk
Curated by: Michael Darling

220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
August 17th, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Tour
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mcachicago.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
kloring@mcachicago.org
PHONE:  
312.280.2660
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue 10-8; Wed-Sun 10-5
COST:  
Free with suggested museum admission

DESCRIPTION

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity Curator Talk

Friday, August 17, noon

Meet by the Visitor Service Desk on the second floor

 

Visitors are invited to walk through the Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity exhibition with Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, to learn about the criteria and ideas that guided his selection of artists and artworks.

 

Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary artwork that takes as its subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world -- in addition to authors, filmmakers, poets, and architects -- have been enthralled by the human desire to build farther and farther into the sky, testing technological limits while also embodying a yearning for spiritual connection to the heavens.