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Luc Tuymans's Turtle (2007)
Opening Soon
tuymansLuc Tuymans
October 2, 2010-January 9, 2011

Luc Tuymans is considered one of the most significant European painters working today and has influenced countless younger and emerging artists. Drawing on imagery from photography, television, and film, Tuymans explores issues of history and memory, as well as the relationship between photography and painting.

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MCA Stage
redmoonRedmoon Theater
The Astronaut's Birthday
Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
through September 26

Tickets start at $12 and are selling fast!

"Sitting on the bleachers set up on the plaza in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, with the sky above... this mix of gargantuan handmade animation, live action, impeccable storytelling and music is nothing less than a perfect 65-minute escape ..."

Chicago Sun Times

New from the MCA Store
airplaneMimmo Aeroplane
Designed by Julian Meagher
Members $54, nonmembers $60

The Mimmo Aeroplane is now available in turquoise! Great retro design meets modern materials in this contemporary classic made in the U.K.
bradfordThe Mark Bradford Project
Through summer 2011

The MCA Chicago is dedicated to creating innovative opportunities for artists and the MCA community to meet and work together. Throughout the coming year, the MCA is partnering with artist Mark Bradford on a series of community engagement projects in Chicago, in anticipation of his forthcoming exhibition in summer 2011.

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Closing Soon
petitionWorks on Paper from the MCA Collection Through October 3
The works in this exhibition represent or evoke a sense of conflict or alienation, often in a disproportionately cartoonish manner. Laylah Ali's gouaches from her Greenheads series translate complicated and dysfunctional human interactions into hermetic, visually streamlined narratives, while Peter Saul's drawings depict American excess and violence in the 1960s. Works by artists Henry Darger, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Mike Kelley, Karen Kilimnik, and Raymond Pettibon are also included.
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nathanAlexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy
Through October 17

This exhibition pairs the work of Alexander Calder with the work of seven contemporary artists who have been inspired by his legacy. It is the first exhibition to explore Calder's significance for an emerging generation of sculptors, allowing us to reconsider his innovation and influence.
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Farmers' Market and Tuesdays on the Terrace
bunnyFarmers' Market and Tuesdays on the Terrace
Farmers' Market: every Tuesday through October 26, 7 am-3 pm
Tuesdays on the Terrace: every Tuesday through September 28, 5:30-8 pm
Peruse the highest quality homegrown fruits and vegetables at the open-air market on our plaza. Then, stick around for free outdoor jazz on our terrace. Arrive early for premium seating or call 312.397.4034 to RSVP for alfresco dining at Puck's cafe.
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Luc Tuymans, Turtle, 2007; oil on canvas; 144 7/8 x 200 3/8 in.; Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York; � Luc Tuymans; photo by Ben Blackwell; courtesy David Zwirner, New York

Luc Tuymans. Der Diagnostische Blick V, 1992. Oil on canvas. 22 7/8 x 16 1/2 in. (58.1 x 41.9 cm). Private collection. � Luc Tuymans. Photo by Ben Blackwell, courtesy of David Zwirner, New York

Redmoon Theater
The Astronaut's Birthday
Photo courtesy of Redmoon Theater

Mark Bradford

Photo by Fredrik Nilsen

Raymond Pettibon. No Title (I don't know why), 1985. Ink on paper. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (26.7 x 21.3 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow, 1999.45. Courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles. � 1985 Raymond Pettibon

Artwork on view: Nathan Carter's RADAR REFLECTOR ORIGIN PETIT CALIVIGNY GRENADA, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York
Part of Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Photo � Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Photo by Jeremy Lawson

Tuesdays on the Terrace, June 24, 2008, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Photo � Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Photo by Ashlee Benes