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Members’ Preview: “The Way of the Shovel”

Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 7–9 pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago invites you and a guest to attend the Members’ Preview of The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology.

The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (on view Nov 9, 2013–Mar 16, 2014) traces the interest in history, archaeology, and archival research that defines some of the most highly regarded art of the last decade. Consisting almost entirely of work produced after the year 2000, The Way of the Shovel re-imagines the art world as an alternative “History Channel” that is as concerned with remembering histories as it is with challenging their truthfulness. Archaeology is considered both metaphorically and literally, with an emphasis on historical and archival research and the relationship between objects and historical truth. This exhibition is organized by Dieter Roelstraete, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

7–9 pm, Members’ Preview
Be among the first to view this dynamic exhibition while enjoying specialty drinks from a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.

RVSP by November 4 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, Opening remarks by Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, Fourth Floor Atrium

RSVP by November 4 to 312.799.3504 or circlersvp@mcachicago.org.

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