R. Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) was one of the greatest American thinkers of the 20th century—and a visionary for the 21st century. Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe is the first major US exhibition of Fuller’s work in 35 years and is a testament to his fascinating mix of utopian vision and organic pragmatism. A combination of models, sketches, and other artifacts—many on view for the first time—represent six decades of the artist’s integrated approach to housing, transportation, communication, and cartography.

Buckminster Fuller’s grandson, Jaime Snyder, provides insight on the exhibition.

Artists in Depth presents concentrations of work by artists whom the MCA has collected in depth, or whose pieces in the collection are definitive examples of their singular aesthetic. This installment showcases the work of artist William Kentridge and features his film History of the Main Complaint along with a group of drawings used to create the film.

MCA Chief Curator Elizabeth Smith, Director of Collections and Exhibition Services Jennifer Draffen, and Senior Preparator Brad Martin examine the exhibition from multiple angles: interpretation, installation, and caring for the artworks.



For more than 30 years, Jenny Holzer’s work has paired text and installation to examine emotional and societal realities. Her choice of forms and media brings a sensate experience to the contradictory voices, opinions, and attitudes that shape everyday life. The 1990s heralded a turn in Holzer’s practice toward greater visual and environmental presence. In this exhibition, which centers on her work from the mid-1990s to the present, Holzer joins political bravura with formal beauty, sensitivity, and power.

Jenny Holzer’s studio assistant David Breslin provides insight on the exhibition.