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Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago

Feb 29 - May 10, 2020

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Sanford Biggers, American, b. 1970. Quilt 24, 2013. Antique quilt, assorted textiles, acrylic, and spray paint; 77 × 79 in. (195.6 × 200.7 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.24
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Duro Olowu, Fall/Winter 2017, Look 10. Photo: Luis Monteiro
Duro Olowu, Fall/Winter 2019, Look 16. Photo: Luis Monteiro
Duro Olowu, Spring/Summer 2015, Look 5. Photo: Luis Monteiro
Duro Olowu, Spring/Summer 2019, Look 14
Photo: Luis Monteiro
MCA Photo Archive, Opening celebration for Pictures to be Read/Poetry to be Seen, 1967
Photo: © MCA Chicago
Jimmy Walker, Chicago, Illinois, June 9, 1977. Photo: Jonas Dovydenas
Terry Adkins, Omohundro, 2002
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, promised gift of Helen and Sam Zell, PG2018.1. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Judy Chicago, Sky Sunfrom Flesh Gardens series, 1971
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of The American Art Foundation by exchange, 2019.6. Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, New York, and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Richard Hunt, Small Hybrid, 1964. ©1964 Richard Hunt. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Kerry James Marshall, Portrait of a Curator (In Memory of Beryl Wright), 2009. Acrylic on VC; 30 7/8 × 24 7/8 × 1 7/8 in. (78.4 × 63.1 × 4.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
© Kerry James Marshall
Sister Gertrude Morgan, Chart of Revelations 10, 11, 12, 13, c. 1970. Pen and paint on poster board; 22 × 28 in. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Susann Craig, 2002.4
Lari Pittman, Untitled #14, 2003. © 2003 Lari Pittman. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 1 pm, Mason’s Yard, 2014. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Corvi-Mora, London
Jonas Dovydenas, Kevin Henry at the Annual Midwest Fleadh Cheoil Music Competition, Bogan High School, 1977. © 1977 Jonas Dovydenas. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Brice Marden, 8, 1987–88. © 2019 Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Henri Matisse, Laurette with a Cup of Coffee, 1916–17. Oil on canvas 22 11/16 × 15 11/16 in. (57.6 × 39.8 cm). The Art Institute Chicago, Estate of Marguerita S. Ritman; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner Endowment; through prior gifts of Philip D. Armour; through prior bequests of Dorothy C. Morris and Marguerita S. Ritman. © 2019 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)
Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY
Magdalene Odundo, Teardrop I, 1996. Terracotta and slip. 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Harriott A. Fox Endowment. © Magdalene Odundo
Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY
Daniele Tamagni, Sapeurs posing in front of Memorial Savorgnan de Brazz, Brazzaville, 2008. Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
Dawoud Bey, Muhammad (Chicago), 2001. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment. Image courtesy of DePaul Art Museum
Jeffrey Gibson, TO SAY I LOVE YOU RIGHT OUT LOUD, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your moments of joy have the precision of military strategy.), 1980. Collection of Liz and Eric Lefkofsky.
Simone Leigh, No Face (House), 2017. Photo: © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Simone Leigh, No Face (House), 2017. Photo: © Simone Leigh; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Ed Paschke, Untitled (portrait of a lady), 1975. Photo: Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago
Gladys Nilsson, Reclyning Blackveenus Rabbit, 1971. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Barbara Rossi, 3-D Do, 1973. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Kim MacConnel, Taco Bill, 1979. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Larry Clark, Untitled, 1963. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Niki De Saint Phalle, Vivian, 1965. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Elad Lassry, Purple Hats, 2011. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Judy Ledgerwood, Sailors See Green, 2013. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Marlene Dumas, The Trophy, 2013. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Mickalene Thomas, A Moment's Pleasure, 2006. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Alice Neel, Ginny with the Yellow Hat, 1971. Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY. © The Estate of Alice Neel, Courtesy The Estate of Alice Neel and David Zwirner
Cauleen Smith, Untitled, 2010. Collection of Dr. Daniel S. Berger. Courtesy the Artist, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago and Kate Werble Gallery, New York
Rashayla Marie Brown, You Can't See Me, Fool Keïta and Sherman Had a Baby Near Threatened Endangered Species Passing for a Leopard Imitation of Life Equal Opportunist The Domestication Effect True Beast Dionysius, the Dying God For My Grandma Who Passed for White, then Stopped Living a Lie is a Poor Substitute Fuck you, I like leopard 50 Shades of Slay Jeremiah 13:23: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil., 2014-current. Courtesy Dr. John E. Ellis
Barbara Crane, People of the North Portal, 2018. Collection Museum of Contemporary Photography, Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tell the Air, 2016. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Corvi-Mora, London.
Wangechi Mutu, That’s my death mask you’re wearing, 2004. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Joyce Pensato, Silver Batman II, 2012. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, © 2012 Joyce Pensato Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Deborah Roberts, It’s not me, It’s you., 2017. From the Collection of Toni Irving, © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy the artist; Vielmetter Los Angeles, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Toyin Ojih Odutola, An Exceptional Cloth (Adire), 2018. © Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York