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An Unprecedented List of Cultural Exhibitions and Events in Chicago This September

Tony Karman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Tony Karman

Now is the time to be here for September in Chicago. Our unparalleled visual arts alignments in venues throughout the city offer the chance to survey some of the best in international contemporary and modern artwork being made today, opening in stride with EXPO CHICAGO. All of them are not to be missed.

EXPO/CHICAGO Announces Participation of Premier Galleries and Citywide Celebration of ARTS and CULTURE

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.

Everything You Need To Know About Mike Kelley

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts

At long last, Mike Kelley's gargantuan retrospective has come to Los Angeles, and in case you haven't yet seen the overwhelming display of fuzzy frien...

Peter and the Wolf: How the Opera Is Dying With Its Patrons

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

To stay alive, an art nonprofit organization must engage the next generation of major donors now.

O'Brien as Other

Paul Klein | Posted 04.30.2014 | Chicago
Paul Klein

The William J. O'Brien show at the Museum of Contemporary Art is full of contradictions. I vacillate between calling it a brilliant show and thinking the art is dumb, between seeing the work as sloppy, and that it elegantly fulfills its intent.

And This Year's Distinguished Women In The Arts Are...

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has announced the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Women in the Arts award. The four honorees includ...

Big Changes In The L.A. Art World...

Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts

L.A. Weekly's Dennis Romero reported last night that Jeffrey Deitch, the controversial director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, is leaving...

MOCA Triples Endowment, Gets 'Financial Security'

Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

If MOCA were starring in its own Lifetime original movie, this would be the part where the protagonist gets his or her life back on track. The contem...

Bend, Fold, & Mutilate at the MCA's 'Destroy the Picture'

Paul Klein | Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void is an exhibit that looks at the global redirection of art immediately after World War II, which reinforces the notion that the same good idea can happen in multiple places at once.

...Got Art?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

August is here, and there's still plenty of art to see and things to do to alleviate those end of summer blues. From dance to theatre to public art, this blog offers lots of options for making the most of the dog days of summer.

The Week In Art

Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts

This week we caught up on the MOCA drama, caught up with our favorite hero Ai Weiwei, and contemplated buying a taco on Etsy. Read on for more... ...

'Black Swan' Choreographer Dances Through MOCA

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

It's not every day you get to watch dancers caper around a museum gallery. But last Thursday, celebrated dancer-choreographer (and Natalie Portman's h...

Taipei's Museum Of Contemporary Art Offers A Voyage Into The Bizarre

Matt Gibson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Western art can be pretty weird, but there's nothing quite as mind-bendingly bizarre as modern Asian art.

MOCA Fires Chief Curator

The Informer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

Local arts blogger Mat Gleason broke the game-changing news last night that Paul Schimmel, chief curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art...

Artist's Solo 'Message To Our Folks' Exhibition Opens Soon

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and cov...

Artist and Cultural Planner, Theaster Gates

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Theaster brings together the disciplines of ceramics, urban planning and religious studies to focus on the concept of transformation and re-imagining possibilities in his artwork of sculptures made from the gutted materials of his rehabbed home.

Iconic Images of Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich Designs, Captured by William Claxton (PHOTOS)

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Tanja M. Laden

In Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art presents a free exhibition that showcases some of the best images from Peggy Moffitt. But you don't have to live in L.A. to see the pictures -- we've got a few right here.

MOCA Pays Tribute To Mike Kelley

Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

Mike Kelley, who passed away on February 1, was one of the most influential artists living in Los Angeles. His fearless approach made bad taste, dark ...

PHOTOS: AIDS, Nukes And The 1980s In New MCA Show

AP | By CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 02.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A new exhibit about the 1980s is opening at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring interpretations of icons like Ronald Reagan, An...

WATCH: Abramovic's Artist Manifesto At Outrageous MOCA Gala

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

This year's MOCA Gala 2011 was a night to remember. There were living human heads propped on serving platters, eyeing guests as they ate. There were n...

Museums for Tolerance

Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

The idea that art can broaden awareness of and exposure to "other" cultures is particularly well expressed in Los Angeles right now.

Weekend Plans: Beer, Jazz And Pinup Style

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Pack away the fake blood and prepare for turned-out umbrellas: blustery November’s upon us. While you step away from your Halloween candy stockpile ...

WATCH: Baldessari On Street Art

latimes.com | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts

Last week, artist John Baldessari joined Times art critic Christopher Knight for a public talk at the Hammer Museum. At one point, the conversation tu...

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Video)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

While we walk the corridors of the museum and throughout the superb exhibit Pandora's Box, Mr. Darling talks about the importance of the museum creating a safe space to ask questions, and ways we can all relate to art.

Street Art Stories: A MOCA Symposium From Brooklyn Street Art And HuffPost Arts

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

HuffPost Arts and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) hosted a presentation and panel discussion given by Brooklyn Street Art founders ...