Silence the Silence

Free With Admission


Cheryl Pope, Yell, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery
Photo: James Prinz Photography


Chicago artist Cheryl Pope explores how we grieve and remember the many Chicago youths who have lost their lives to gun violence. Her project, Silence the Silence, mourns them through a memorial parade and series of performances throughout the museum. Join in the music and dance as Pope collaborates with students from the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) to produce this special event.

Silence the Silence is part of ongoing project by Pope titled Just Yell, through which she explores the effects of gun violence on the city of Chicago. Pope presents two other programs at the MCA as part of Just Yell, MCA Live: Walk with Me on Tuesday, March 25, and MCA Live: Bring to Light on Tuesday, April 22. These projects are presented as part of RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practic, a concurrent exhibition at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery.