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Members’ Preview: “Homebodies” & “Modern Cartoonist”

Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 7–9 pm

MCA Chicago invites MCA members to join us in celebrating the opening of two exhibitions: Homebodies and Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes.

Homebodies (on view Jun 29—Oct 13) presents work by contemporary artists who examine the space of the home, both literally and metaphorically, as an integral site for making art. Featuring an expansive range of artworks, some made of materials found in the domestic sphere and others that represent or re-create a sense of domesticity, Homebodies demonstrates a new understanding of how the domestic context has influenced the creation and interpretation of contemporary art.

Daniel Clowes is an acclaimed comic book artist and graphic novelist—although he prefers the designation “cartoonist”—with nearly fifty publications to his credit. This major survey (on view Jun 29—Oct 13), the first museum retrospective of Clowes’s work, presents more than 125 original drawings and artifacts in an elegant, inviting installation combining today’s graphic style with shades of a Victorian parlor. A traveling exhibition that first appeared at the Oakland Museum of California Art—the city that Chicago-born Clowes now calls home—the show is expanded significantly for its MCA Chicago presentation.

7–9 pm, Members’ Preview
Members enjoy a first look at the exhibition, a cash bar, and appetizers from Wolfgang Puck’s.

MCA members, RVSP for you and a guest by contacting 312.397.4040 or memberservices@mcachicago.org. Additional guest tickets will be available for $20 at the door.

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Exclusively for MCA Circle Donor members and above

Join us from 5:30 to 7 pm for the exclusive Circle Preview and be the very first to view the exhibition while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

5:45 pm, Welcome remarks

Circle Donors, RSVP for this exclusive preview by contacting 312.799.3504 or circlersvp@mcachicago.org.

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