What was the first exhibition/performance you saw at the MCA?
White on White, a group show of all-white artworks.
What was the first job you held at the MCA?
What is your favorite MCA memory?
Who is your most memorable colleague or artist? Why?
Mary Jane Jacob, Chief Curator from 1980–86. She was a strong role model and had a penetrating and wide-ranging vision of the important artists of the 1980s, showcasing figures including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Suzanne Lacy, Ping Chong, and Jannis Kounellis.
- Surrealism: The Conjured Life–
- Short Two creatures with human legs and fish heads nestle together while seated on a stone by the seashore.
- MCA DNA:Warhol and Marisol–
- Short A dark-haired woman and blonde-haired man wearing trench coats and holding drinks stand facing each other in front of an artwork.
- MCA DNA:John Cage–
- Short A map of the Chicagoland area is crisscrossed by many dozens of multi-colored marker lines.
- UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work:Takeshi Moro–
- Short A person in a red puffy coat and red gloves bows on a snow-covered surface. Their face is not seen.
- UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work:Greg Stimac–
- Short Twelve people stand on the top of a steep rock formation.
- Dan Peterman: Plastic Economies–
- Short A large installation in the shape of a house; the forth wall lays on the ground in front of the piece
- Options 48: Dan Peterman–
- Short Gallery view of four equal stacks of drywall in front of a window.
- Long Four stacks of light-colored materials, which appear to be drywall, are installed in a gallery setting. Each stack of drywall is about thigh high, is laid out lengthwise along an open window. The bare branches of trees and a street is visible outside the window. The bright sunshine out the window on the left side of the gallery cast shadows from the stacks along the right of the floor.