A Whole New Art World

1960s Board Chicago Firsts Founders

The MCA's first exhibitions introduced contemporary art to many Chicagoans and contemporary art collectors to Chicago's established art world.

I think that it was an introduction for many of our friends and families to the whole world of contemporary art and, of course, the artists who participated in the exhibition. I think it was like an opening of a whole chapter of contemporary art to the Chicago community.

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WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has long been home to involved and inspiring cultural repositories dedicated to exploring artistry and redefining perspectives; and WHEREAS, one such institution, the Museum of. . . more
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