The Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave.) will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend, so come on out and celebrate the MCA. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the MCA’s founding, they are celebrating our city and the role contemporary museums play in fostering creative connections and communities with a free, weekend-long event on October 21 and 22, called MCA Hearts Chicago. Enjoy free admission and join preeminent Chicago artists from a range of disciplines to pay homage to the past, celebrate the present, and pave the way for the future. The event launches the museum’s new community space, the Commons, and is also marked by a museum-wide landmark exhibition—organized collaboratively by three of the museum’s visual arts curators—that highlights the museum’s permanent collection of art from 1945 to today.
On Saturday, October 21 there will be special guests in attendance, including Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, theater actor and director Cheryl Lynn Bruce, fashion boutique owner Ikram Goldman, local musician Jamila Woods and Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. All of the celebration will culminate on Saturday night with DJ sets by CumbiaSazo! and a FREE CONCERT by Kaycee Ortiz, theMIND and Lupe Fiasco. (You’ll be able to reserve a free ticket for the evening party on Wednesday, October 18 at noon via the MCA box office.)
MCA Hearts Chicago features:
Alberto Aguilar\Jeanette Andrews\Beer Garden\Sarah and Joseph Belknap\Cheryl Lynn Bruce\Chicago Children’s Choir\Billy Corgan\CumbiaSazo!\Christa Donner\Rachel Ellison\Enemy Kitchen\Brendan Fernandes\Lupe Fiasco*\GlitterGuts\Ikram Goldman\Chris Jones\Lykanthea\Lou Mallozzi in collaboration with Fred Schmalz\Liz McCarthy\Muffy Fishbasket\Kaycee Ortiz\Edra Soto\South Shore Drill Team\Lucy Stoole\theMIND\Jamila Woods\Young Chicago Authors
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*Free tickets for the Lupe Fiasco performance can be reserved starting Wednesday, October 18 at noon.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611