Curator Tour: Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago

Free With Admission
  • 4th-floor Lobby
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured images

Clockwise: Amy Sherald, Maybe if I wore a Mask, 2009. Oil on canvas; 71 × 51 in. From the private collection of Dr. Anita K. Blanchard and Martin H. Nesbitt. © Amy Sherald. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Ed Paschke, Untitled (portrait of a lady), 1975. Oil on canvas; 64 × 42 in. (162.6 × 106.7 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Marianne Deson Herstein in honor of Samuel and Sarah Deson and the MCA’s 40th anniversary, 2007.24. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago. Jimmy Walker, Chicago, Illinois, June 9, 1977. Photo: Jonas Dovydenas, Collector: Beverly J. Robinson, Retrieved from the Library of Congress


Join Naomi Beckwith, MCA Manilow Senior Curator for a tour of Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, an exhibition in which designer Duro Olowu turns his cosmopolitan eye to Chicago.

Drawing from the city’s public and private art collections including works in the MCA’s collection, Olowu curates a show that reimagines relationships between artists and objects across time, media, and geography. Moving away from traditional exhibition formats, Olowu combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films in dense and textural scenes that incorporate his own work.

Live interpretation events are organized by Meagan Burger, Manager of Adult Learning Programs.