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Madeleine Grynsztejn with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac October 2012
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

As the days begin to get shorter and colder in Chicago, we invite you to join us at the MCA to experience contemporary art and culture in its many forms. From the “sound and vision” of David Bowie Is to our free monthly Family Days to the cutting-edge performances on the MCA Stage and more, there is something for everyone at our museum.

Through our BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works series, we bring the outside in, showcasing artists living and working within the Chicago area. Chicago artists Sarah and Joseph Belknap create haunting and provocative planet models, landscapes, and videos of interstellar observation—a wonderful reminder of the vibrant local arts scene in Chicago.

Two new exhibitions that open this fall, Body Doubles and Anne Collier, will challenge you to think in new ways about gender in contemporary life. These shows remind us that art has a key role to play in opening up questions and conversations about who we are, both as individuals and as a collective society.

The MCA Stage’s 2014–15 season is sure to bring you in from the cold, offering a rich range of theater, music, and dance in the Edlis Neeson Theater. From the cutting-edge Latin-American theater of Mariano Pensotti’s Cineastas, whose company members probe the lives of four filmmakers and blur the lines between imagination and reality, to the Chicago-based Seldoms‘ investigation of power, to Third Coast Percussion’s collaboration with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, there is certainly something for everyone.

While we hope you can come visit the MCA in person, remember that our website remains an active entry point to contemporary art and culture. Be sure to check out our newly launched 4 Stories interactive page, which gives you a more in-depth experience of all that is going on at the museum. And visit the recently launched MCA DNA blog, which presents a wide range of voices on art and related topics at our museum and beyond.

Madeleine Grynsztejn
Pritzker Director