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Eighth Blackbird

Will Oldham Joins eighth blackbird for 'Ghostlight' Concerts >>

March 25 and 26, the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago -- founded in 1967 as one of the world's largest contemporary art venues -- presents 'Ghostlight,' a new concert by Grammy-award winning ensemble eighth blackbird, who perform two pieces that were written for the ensemble: David T. Little's Ghostlight and Bryce Dessner's Murder Ballades

Live Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Embodies ‘The Freedom Principle’ Exhibit

Live Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Embodies ‘The Freedom Principle' Exhibit >>

In conjunction with the art exhibit 'The Freedom Principle,' the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an impressive lineup of jazz performances, premieres and multimedia events.

Ragamala Dance Company

Ragamala Dance Co., Rudresh Mahanthappa to Perform 'Song of Jasmine' at MCA >>

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago will present 'Song of Jasmine,' an experiment across the forms of Western jazz and South Indian music by the dance and music ensemble Ragamala Dance Company and saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa.

The Seldoms

MCA Stage Presents The Seldoms's 'Power Goes,' Focuses on LBJ >>

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Stage will be presenting a new, multidisciplinary work by the dance group The Seldoms titled "Power Goes." The piece will be focusing on the nature of political power and its relationship to social action and change through President Lyndon B. Johnson.

David Bowie

'David Bowie Is' Exhibition Breaks MCA Attendance Record >>

The "David Bowie Is” exhibition broke the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s attendance record with more than 193,000 people visiting in its 15-week run. “David Bowie Is” is the most successful exhibition in the MCA’s 47-year history, with some Bowie-related programs and performances selling out in less than an hour as well as the highest sales for the MCA Store. “We brought this exhibition to the MCA because it was an ideal bridge to connect with new audiences who are interested in the multidisciplinary arts that have always been a hallmark of the museum. We are thrilled that so many people from around the country visited us for the first time, and we are especially proud of the enthusiasm and support we had in Chicago, where members of the community had a chance to rediscover the MCA,” says MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn. “David Bowie Is,” which opened Sept. 23 and ran until Jan. 4, is the first international exhibition of the career of Bowie, one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. According to MCA, the exhibition focuses on his creative processes and collaborative work with artists and designers, and demonstrates how his work has influenced and been influenced by wider movements in art, design, music and theater.

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