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The Dialogue: The MCA Chicago’s annual conversation on museums, diversity, and inclusion


Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen.

Profound changes in demographics, modes of cultural participation, and approaches to social interaction and community creation are making accessible, inclusive, and diverse cultural institutions more possible and more necessary than ever. What does an architecture of participation look like at a civically-minded, contemporary art museum?

Following an introduction by MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, museum advisor and writer Elaine Heumann Gurian, and artist Mark Bradford address the topic participation as it relates to museums, artists, and audiences. The event then turns to discussion as both audiences and speakers respond to the ideas presented.

Presented with the MCA’s Audience Development and Diversity Committee.

Recorded Wed, Sept 15, 2010, 6-8 pm.