Members’ Preview: This Will Have Been



Laurie Simmons, Blue Living Room, 1983. Courtesy of the artist


Be among the first to celebrate the MCA’s new exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s.

The art produced during the 1980s veered between radical and conservative, capricious and political, socially engaged and art historically aware. This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s provides viewers with an overview of the artistic production of these heady days, as well as impart the decade’s sense of political and aesthetic urgency by placing many of the decade’s competing factions in close proximity to one another.

Present your MCA membership card for free admission at the door.


Exclusively for MCA Circle Donor members and above

Join us from 5:30 to 7 pm for the VIP Circle Preview.

5:30 pm – Doors open (enter through the first floor education lobby or MCA Store)
5:45 pm – Remarks by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator (fourth floor atrium)

Circle Donors, RSVP for this exclusive preview by contacting 312-799-3504 or