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2023 Annual Report

MCA Building. Photo: Peter McCullough, © MCA Chicago.

Letter from the Board Chair

Close-up portrait of a woman with long dark brown hair.

Cari Sacks. Photo © MCA Chicago.

Dear Friends,

It is my great pleasure to introduce the MCA’s Annual Report for 2023. It has been an honor to serve the MCA’s mission with the fulsome support of the board during a time that was a historically important inflection point for arts and culture in Chicago.

It is during significant moments like these that I am reminded of the amazing power and value of a contemporary art museum. Speaking to both the present and the future, artists enable us to explore, contextualize, and marvel while providing us with a lever to create meaningful experiences, dialogue, and action in response.

The MCA works closely with artists and creatives to realize their visions for both exhibitions and broader engagements with the community. For instance, the incredible exhibition Nick Cave: Forothermore, which involved collaboration between the artist, the MCA, and the Dusable Black History Museum and Education Center, inspired both off-site programming and a companion exhibition.

When Cave conceived of the performance piece The Color Is, he recognized that the performance’s full and intended impact could only be achieved if it were presented in a majority-Black community. This led to a year-long collaboration between the MCA and the DuSable. The historic Roundhouse at the DuSable was chosen as the site for three performances of The Color Is, as well as an MCA Music Talk featuring Nona Hendryx and Jamila Woods. The Color Is paid tribute to Black excellence and innovation throughout history, drawing on influences including the Ebony Fashion Fair, ball culture, and the iconic Emerald City sequence from the 1978 film The Wiz. As part of the event, Chicago-based performers and community members modeled around eighty looks—each garment a unique, couture art object—designed by brothers and artists Nick and Jack Cave while artist Jamila Woods performed at the center of the space. The Color Is: Fashion Exhibition followed at the Roundhouse.

Nick Cave’s exhibition, performance piece, and accompanying fashion exhibition are beautiful examples of how the MCA’s strategic priorities of presenting revelatory art and sparking social belonging have come to fruition.

Nick Cave: Forothermore is a highlight for me of what the MCA accomplished in 2023, but it is only one example. As you read this report, please know that your support and engagement with the MCA’s exhibitions, performances, talks, and learning programs are what drive contemporary art and culture in Chicago and beyond.

I am deeply grateful for your continued support. I am also grateful to the MCA’s Board of Trustees, Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, and the talented and dedicated staff whose work created the platform for dozens of artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors in 2023. Working together, the MCA strives to create a museum that is a dynamic and responsive conduit for our most important artistic voices. Thank you.


Cari B. Sacks
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Letter from the Director

MCA Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn. Photo: Maria Ponce.

Dear Friends,

It brings me great joy to acknowledge and thank you for your support of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2023. As I reflect on the exhibitions, programs, performances, and community engagement from this year, I am in awe of the ambitious work that we accomplished together. I am grateful to you for your sustained commitment.

This year, following the COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need to address systemic inequities, we re-energized the museum’s Strategic Plan with the support of our tremendous Board of Trustees. That plan clearly lays out our core work: championing revelatory art, sparking social belonging, and achieving sustainable and purpose-driven operations. Together, these principles inspire individuals and build bridges to communities; facilitate understanding; and catalyze the society we wish to see.

The leadership of our division heads, including our newly joined Chief Development Officer Mollie Alexander and Chief Finance Officer Wes Moran, was key to our ongoing efforts of building a stronger, more relevant, and more impactful MCA, and I thank them for their collaboration and vision.

With your support, the MCA created a powerhouse year of offerings that point to an inclusive and embracing program. When we started the year, Nick Cave: Forothermore was in full swing, as were other impressive exhibitions like Martine Syms: She Mad Season One and Chicago Works: Gregory Bae. In September, we opened the brilliant collection exhibition Enter the Mirror, which was followed in November by the historically groundbreaking survey show Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today. Later, in March, Duane Linklater: mymothersside opened in three languages—English, Spanish, and Cree—to great success. Meanwhile, our atrium was activated by two remarkable works—the first by Firelei Báez and the next by Lotus L. Kang.

It was also a formative year for performance, with our new, annual celebration of local live arts, Chicago Performs, debuting in the fall, and the thematic series Frictions opening in spaces across the museum in the spring. Equally memorable were our learning and community engagement programs like the Designing for Dignity symposium hosted in partnership with Deem Journal, among many other events.

This year the MCA was also recognized in The Burns Halperin Report as a leader in the fields of diversity and inclusion, acknowledging a key success that will benefit our visitors for decades to come. The report identified the MCA as “one of the few institutions that has shown consistent dedication to diversifying its collection . . . over an extended period.” Notably, since 2020, 54 percent of acquired artworks have been by women artists and 68 percent have been by artists of color. The MCA is now among the leading institutional collectors of work by Black American artists.

Equally important was the recognition we received from the Black Trustee Alliance for our work in diversifying our Board of Trustees. Indeed, while our public programs are visible reminders of our work, we are equally proud of what we have accomplished behind the scenes as we build a better institution, including intentional progress towards equitable hiring and compensation practices, and enhanced training and support for staff.

As we look back at 2023, it’s important to remember that a contemporary art museum necessarily looks to the future. As such, I would like to thank the MCA’s Board of Trustees for their forward-looking insight, diligence, and deep commitment. They not only stewarded the museum this year, but they did so while considering the emerging needs of Chicago’s communities. It’s my honor to work with them as they champion the significant role that contemporary art plays in creative inspiration and dynamic discourse locally, nationally, and internationally. Thanks to them, and to you, for the opportunity to do this work together.


Madeleine Grynsztejn
Pritzker Director

Departmental Reports



Based on a True Story
Feb 12–Aug 14, 2022

Atrium Project: Firelei Báez
Mar 26, 2022–Mar 26, 2023

Nick Cave: Forothermore
May 14–Oct 2, 2022

Intricate: Calder and the Poetry of Science
May 14, 2022–Mar 5, 2023

Chicago Works: Gregory Bae
Jun 28, 2022–Mar 12, 2023

Martine Syms: She Mad Season One
Jul 2, 2022–Feb 12, 2023

Jul 16, 2022–Apr 23, 2023

Enter the Mirror
Sep 10, 2022–Jul 23, 2023

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today
Nov 19, 2022–Apr 23, 2023

Duane Linklater: mymothersside
Mar 11–Sep 3, 2023

Mona Hatoum: Early Works
Mar 29–Oct 22, 2023

On Stage: Frictions
Apr 6–Jul 9, 2023

Atrium Project: Lotus L. Kang
Apr 8, 2023–Feb 11, 2024

Apr 14, 2023–Apr 14, 2024

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy
Jun 13–Oct 1, 2023


Charles Gaines (b. 1944, Charleston, SC; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
Regression Group 4, 1973–74
Ink on paper
7 parts, each: 23 × 29 in. (58.4 × 73.7 cm); framed, each: 29 × 35 × 2 in. (73.7 × 88.9 × 5.1 cm)
Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro and Albert A. Robin by exchange, 2022.119.a-g

Nick Cave (b. 1959, Fulton, MO; lives in Chicago, IL)
Tondo, 2022
Mixed media including wire, bugle beads, sequined fabric, and wood
Diameter: 144 in. (366 cm)
Gift of The American Art Foundation by exchange, 2022.120

Anne Collier (b. 1970, Los Angeles, CA; lives in New York, NY)
Woman with Camera (35mm), 2009
Slide installation with nineteen 35mm slides, with 35mm slide projector, pedestal base, and stand
Overall (in situ): 60 × 90 × 204 in. (152.4 × 228.6 × 518.2 cm); image (projected): 55 1/2 × 66 in. (141 × 167.6 cm); overall (projected): 60 × 90 in. (152.4 × 228.6 cm)
Gift of The American Art Foundation by exchange, 2022.121

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan)
Safehouse Side A / Side B, 2018
Two-channel HD video (color, sound)
20 minutes
Edition 1 of 5, 2 APs
Gift of Dr. John J. Drammis, Jr. and Ira Levy by exchange, 2022.122

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (b. 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico; lives in San Juan)
Nuevos Materiales, 2018
Single-channel HD video (color, silent)
4 minutes
Edition 1 of 5
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Weiss and Morton G. Neumann by exchange, 2022.123

Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978, Beirut, Lebanon; lives in Beirut and Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
My specialty was to make a peasant’s haircut, but they obliged me work till midnight often, 2018
Hand and machine stitched embroidery
50 × 43 1/3 in. (127 × 110 cm)
Restricted gift of Murat Ahmed and Katherine Mackenzie, 2022.124

Lucio Fontana (b. 1899, Rosario, Argentina; d. 1968, Varese, Italy)
Concetto Spaziale, Attese, 1960, 1960
Water-based paint on canvas
39 1/3 × 31 1/2 in. (100 × 80 cm)
Gift of the Stenn Family in honor of Marcia Stenn and Madeleine Grynsztejn, 2022.125

Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955, Birmingham, AL; lives in Chicago, IL)
If Jesus Christ Were Communist, the Throne of God Would Be a Red Chair, 1980
Acrylic on paper
50 × 40 in. (127 × 101.6 cm)
Gift of the Stenn Family in honor of Paul Gray, 2022.126

Robert Therrien (b. 1947, Chicago, IL; d. 2019, Los Angeles, CA)
Untitled (Red Chapel), 1992
Enamel on fiberglass
109 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 9 1/4 in. (278.13 × 100.33 × 23.50 cm)
Gift of Barbara Bertozzi Castelli, 2022.127

Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Bogotá, Colombia; lives in Bogotá)
Disremembered III, 2009
Sewing needles and silk thread
33 7/8 × 18 1/2 × 5 1/8 in. (86 × 47 × 13 cm)
Gift of Helen and Sam Zell in honor of Anne L. Kaplan, 2022.128

Roger Brown (b. 1941, Hamilton, AL; d. 1997, Atlanta, GA)
Untitled (Theater), 1968
Oil on canvas with artist’s frame
19 3/4 × 19 3/4 in. (50.17 × 50.17 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.129

Roger Brown (b. 1941, Hamilton, AL; d. 1997, Atlanta, GA)
Ticky Tack Tilt-A-Whirl, 1970
Oil on canvas
48 × 60 in. (121.92 × 152.4 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.130

Art Green (b. 1941, Frankfort, IN; lives in Stratford, Canada)
Yin Yan, Gang Bang . . . , 1971
Oil on canvas
36 3/4 × 33 1/4 in. (93.35 × 84.46 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.131

Miyoko Ito (b. 1918, Berkeley, CA; d. 1983, Chicago, IL)
Shrine, 1971
Oil on canvas
38 1/2 × 30 1/4 in. (97.79 × 76.84 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.132

Robert Lostutter (b. 1939, Emporia, KS; lives in Chicago, IL)
Dutchman 5: The Lesson, 1975
Oil on canvas
66 3/4 × 48 1/2 in. (169.55 × 123.19 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.133

Gladys Nilsson (b. 1940, Chicago, IL; lives in Chicago)
Stompin’ at the Snake Pit, 1968
Watercolor on paper
22 1/2 × 30 1/4 in. (57.15 × 76.84 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.134

Jim Nutt (b. 1938, Pittsfield, MA; lives in Chicago, IL)
mmmmmph . . . , 1967–68
11 5/8 × 7 7/8 in. (29.53 × 20 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.135

Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929, Stockholm, Sweden; d. 2022, New York, NY)
Proposed Colossal Monument, 1967
Text, graphite, and gelatin silver print
15 1/4 × 31 3/4 in. (38.74 × 80.65 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.136

Ed Paschke (b. 1939, Chicago, IL; d. 2004, Chicago)
Tattooed Lady, 1972
Oil on canvas
50 3/4 × 36 1/2 in. (128.91 × 92.71 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.137

Barbara Rossi (b. 1940, Chicago, IL; d. 2023, Wisconsin)
Poor Self Trait #2: Shep, 1970
Color etching and aquatint
8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in. (21.91 × 16.83 cm)
Edition 2 of 10
Gift of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.138

Barbara Rossi (b. 1940, Chicago, IL; d. 2023, Wisconsin)
Male of Sorrow #6, 1970
Color etching and aquatint
13 3/4 × 11 1/4 in. (34.93 × 28.58 cm)
Edition of 20
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.139

Karl Wirsum (b. 1939, Chicago, IL; d. 2021, Chicago)
Junior Messin’ with the Kid, 1969
Acrylic and glitter on acrylic
32 × 31 3/4 in. (81.28 × 80.65 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.140

Ray Yoshida (b. 1930, Kapa’a, HI; d. 2019, Kauai, HI)
Untitled, 1972
Felt-tip pen on paper
19 7/8 × 14 7/8 in. (50.78 × 37.78 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.141

Howard Finster (b. 1916, Valley Head, AL; d. 2001, Rome, GA)
Untitled (13,000.661, Feb. 8, 1990), 1990
Gouache and gilding on vellum
16 × 12 in. (40.64 × 30.48 cm)
Bequest of Richard Dean Christiansen, 2022.142

Rosângela Rennó (b. 1962, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil; lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Untitled (Shadow) (from the Red series), 2000
Digital print
71 × 39 1/2 in. (180.34 × 100.33 cm)
Edition 2 of 5
Gift of Barbara Ruben, 2022.143

Rubén Ortiz Torres (b. 1964, Mexico City, Mexico; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
Phoenix Flag, 2017
Ashes in a glass container
5 1/2 × 6 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (14 × 16 × 14 cm)
Gift of Lance Renner, 2022.144

Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957, Bern, Switzerland; lives in Paris, France)
Nail Sculpture (Yellow), 2003
Mixed media (wood, packing tape, nails, screws, coins, plastic, metal hinges, metal door number plaques, stickers, wire, one wooden bowl, one metal bowl, Black and Decker screwdriver, power adaptor, hammer, and color photocopies)
108 1/3 × 30 × 30 in. (275.17 × 76.2 × 76.2 cm)
Gift of Mary Stowell, 2022.145

Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978, Beirut, Lebanon; lives in Beirut and Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
The Mute Tongue, 2010
Nineteen-channel video installation (color, sound)
3 minutes
Edition 1 of 5, 2 APs
Promised gift of Murat Ahmed and Katherine Mackenzie, PG2022.2

Teresita Fernández (b. 1968, Miami, FL; lives in New York, NY)
Rising(Lynched Land), 2020
Copper, wood, burlap, and rope
192 × 176 × 176 in. (487.7 × 447 × 447 cm)
Gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange; restricted gift of Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation and Moss Family Foundation, 2023.1

Álvaro Barrios (b. 1945, Barranquilla, Colombia; lives in Barranquilla)
El Mar de Cristóbal Colón, 1971–ongoing
Silkscreens, clothesline, and wooden clothespins
Display dimensions variable
Edition 1 of 3
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.2

Lorraine O’Grady (b. 1934, Boston, MA; lives in Brooklyn, NY)
The Strange Taxi: From Africa to Jamaica to Boston in 200 Years, 1991/2019
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Baryta pure cotton photo rag paper
50 × 40 in. (127 × 101.6 cm)
Edition 1 of 10, 3 APs
Gift of Albert A. Robin by exchange, 2023.3

Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker (b. 1966, Atlanta, GA; b. 1975, Quito, Ecuador; live in Panama City, Panama)
The Voice Adrift (Voz a la deriva), 2011
HD video (color, sound)
5 minutes, 41 seconds
Edition 3 of 5
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.4

Maksaens Denis (b. 1968, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; lives in Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Kwa Bawon, 2004
Iron structure with seven monitors
Approx. 144 × 72 in. (365.76 × 182.88 cm)
Edition 1 of 2, 1 AP
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.5

Alia Farid (b. 1985, Kuwait City, Kuwait; lives in Kuwait City and San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Mezquitas de Puerto Rico, 2022
Wool, plant fibers, and natural dyes
132 × 102 in. (335 × 259 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.6

Duane Linklater (Omaskêko Cree, b. 1976, Treaty 9 territory, Canada; lives in North Bay, Canada)
tipi cover for new old geometries, 2018
tipi cover for new old geometries / little door for Sassa, 2018
tipi cover for deep forest dazzle / four on the floor for Tobias, 2018
tipi cover for unknown future horizon / Indian lemonade diamond for Mina, 2018
Digital prints on hand-dyed linen, sumac, cedar, charcoal, and nails
Dimensions and installation dimensions variable
Gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2023.7

Gregory Bae (b. 1986, Salt Lake City, UT; d. 2021, Chicago, IL)
One Coinciding Minute Felt in Rotation on 10.31.14 Seoul/ 10.30.14 New York City, 2014
Two-channel video (color, silent)
49 minutes, 30 seconds
Edition 1 of 3, 1 AP
Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2023.8

Fernanda Laguna (b. 1972, Buenos Aires, Argentina; lives in Buenos Aires)
Me encanta, 2018
Acrylic on canvas with cut-outs
Two panels, each: 27 3/4 × 48 3/4 in. (70.36 × 123.70 cm)
Gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange; purchased with funds provided by anonymous donor, 2023.9.a-b

Justin Caguiat (b. 1989, Tokyo, Japan; lives in New York, NY, and Oakland, CA)
Cupio Dissolvi, 2022
Oil on linen, artist frame
127 1/2 × 94 in. (323.9 × 238.8 cm); framed: 131 × 98 × 2 in. (332.7 × 248.9 × 5.1 cm)
Restricted gift of Lisa and Steven Tannenbaum, 2023.10

Charles Atlas (b. 1949, St Louis, MO; lives in New York, NY)
MC9, 2012
Nine-channel video (color, sound)
18 minutes
Edition of 3, 2 APs
Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2023.11

Gretchen Bender (b. 1951, Seaford, DE; d. 2004, New York, NY)
Aggressive Witness–Active Participant, 1990
Live television broadcast on eight monitors, vinyl lettering; black and white computer-generated film on four monitors, with soundtrack by Stuart Argabright
Display dimensions variable
Edition 1 of 5
Gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2023.12

Claudia Peña Salinas (b. 1975, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; lives in Brooklyn, NY)
Untitled (World’s Fair), 2023
Brass, dyed ceramic, wood, shell, found objects, thread, and postcard
72 × 96 × 48 in. (182.88 × 243.84 × 121.92 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.13

Christopher Cozier (b. 1959, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; lives in Port of Spain)
Dem things does bite too?, 2014–15
Ink on paper
30 × 44 in. (76.2 × 111.76 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Mellon Foundation, 2023.14

Deborah Jack (b. 1970, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; lives in St. Maarten and Jersey City, NJ)
the fecund, the lush and the salted land waits for a harvest . . . her people . . . ripe with promise, wait until the next blowing season, 2022
Seven-channel HD video projection with sound and vinyl
Display dimensions variable
Edition 1 of 3, 2 APs
Gift of The American Art Foundation and Albert A. Robin by exchange, 2023.15

Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York, NY; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
Reflection of a Future Past (from 1964 series), 2006/2023
Oil stick and pigment on panel
120 × 480 in. (304.8 × 1219.2 cm), overall
Gift of The American Art Foundation by exchange, 2023.16a-h

Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York, NY; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
In the Blink of an Eye (from 1964 series), 2006/2023
Oil stick and pigment on panel
120 × 480 in. (304.8 × 1219.2 cm), overall
Gift of The American Art Foundation by exchange, 2023.17.a-h

Cauleen Smith (b. 1967, Riverside, CA; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
Space Station (A Rock and a River), 2022
Mixed media installation comprising:

Space Station: Two Rebeccas, 2018
Wallpaper, disco balls, turntable, motor, fur, shag carpet, two projectors, bench, and two-channel digital video (color, sound)
2 minutes, 25 seconds and 2 minutes, 57 seconds

Sojourner, 2018
Single-channel video (color, sound)
22 minutes, 41 seconds
Wallpaper (unique), c-print (unique), and shag carpet

Display dimensions variable

Gift of Marshall Field’s by exchange, 2023.18

Edra Soto (b. 1971, Puerto Rico; lives in Chicago, IL)
La Distancia, 2022
Plywood, MDF, latex paint, commercial banner
84 × 60 × 42 in. (213 × 152.4 × 106.7 cm)
Restricted gift of Murat Ahmed and Katherine MacKenzie; purchased with funds provided by the Mellon Foundation, 2023.19

Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, b. 1984, Ferndale, WA; lives in Hudson Valley, NY)
In Dreams and Autumn, 2021
Three-channel video (color, sound)
Display dimensions variable
Edition 2 of 3, 2 APs
Restricted gift of Emerge, 2023.20

Christo (b. 1935, Gabrovo, Bulgaria; d. 2020, New York, NY)
Museum of Contemporary Art Wrapped, 1968
Pencil, wax crayon, pastel, and charcoal
40 × 60 in. (101.5 × 152.5 cm)
Gift of Estate of Christo V. Javacheff/Jeanne-Claude Christo-Javacheff Trust, 2023.21

Luis Gispert (b. 1972, Jersey City, NY; lives in Brooklyn, NY)
Remix (Extended Beats), 2001
Wood, leather, fur, speakers, rhinestones, and rims
Display dimensions variable
Gift of Liza and Dr. Arturo F. Mosquera in honor of Dr. Teresa Castro – Rojas, 2023.22

Suzanne Jackson (b. 1944, St. Louis, MO; lives in Savannah, GA)
Woodpecker’s Last Blues, 2013
Acrylic on acrylic, deer netting, woodpecker feathers, redbud leaves, and tar paper
76 × 60 × 3 in. (193 × 152.4 × 7.6 cm)
Gift of Helen and Sam Zell, 2023.23

Faheem Majeed (b. 1976, Chicago, IL; lives in Chicago)
Untitled (cabinets), 2015
Particleboard, found glass, hinges, nails, and acrylic on plaster
Three parts, each: 36 1/2 × 35 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (92.7 × 90.2 × 29.2 cm); overall dimensions variable
Gift of King Harris, 2023.24

Cosmo Whyte (b. 1982, St. Andrew, Jamaica; lives in Los Angeles, CA)
Sketches of Character 3, 2021
Charcoal and mixed media on paper
78 1/2 × 87 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (199.39 × 221.62 × 5.72 cm)
Gift of Harry Tawil, 2023.25

Rashid Johnson (b. 1977, Chicago, IL; lives in New York, NY)
Bruise Painting “Starmen”, 2021
Oil on linen
94 1/4 × 120 × 2 in. (239.4 × 304.8 × 5.1 cm); framed: 95 1/4 × 121 × 2 1/2 in. (241.9 × 307.3 × 6.5 cm)
Promised gift of Andrea and James Gordon, PG2023.1

Barbara Bloom (b. 1951, Los Angeles, CA; lives in New York, NY)
The Complete Works of Barbara Bloom, 2018
38 books, black bound, with gold embossing and Bordeaux red tail band on wooden shelf
15 × 52 × 8 3/4 in. (138 × 132 × 20.5 cm)
Promised gift of John Morace and Tom Kennedy, PG2023.14

Lotus L. Kang (b. 1985, Toronto, Canada; lives in Toronto)
Great Shuttle, 2020–21
Flex track, steel studs, airline cable, hardware, unfixed and continually sensitive film, photograms, spherical magnets, silicone, thread; cast aluminum anchovies, lotus root, perilla leaf, and cabbage leaf
120 × 384 × 64 in. (304.8 × 975.4 × 162.6 cm)
Promised gift of Sandra Ballentine, PG2023.20


Tuesdays on the Terrace 2023

A crowd spread out on the MCA's lawn in their sculpture garden.

Tuesdays on the Terrace, 2023.

Performed at the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden or in the Edlis Neeson Theater.


The Jeremiah Review
Tribute to Charles Mingus
Jul 5, 2022

Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth SWAY
Jul 12, 2022

Edwin Daugherty
Tribute to Captain Walter Dyett
Jul 19, 2022

Alexander/McLean Project
Jul 26, 2022

Yoko Noge
Aug 2, 2022

George Freeman with Mike Allemana
Aug 9, 2022

Marques Carroll Quintet
Aug 16, 2022

Black Diamond
Aug 23, 2022

Junius Paul
Aug 30, 2022

Coco Elysses
Robbins Juke Joint
Jun 13, 2023

Victor Garcia
Tribute to Tito Puente
Jun 20, 2023

Mzz. Reese and the Reese’s Pieces Band
Jun 27, 2023

Chicago Performs 2022

A group line dances under a disco ball in a blue-lit room with plants hanging from the ceiling.

Chicago Performs, 2022. Performance view, Bimbola Akinbola: You Gotta Know It: a durational moving meditation on (Black) collectivity, labor, and joy, MCA Chicago, Sep 16, 2022. Photo: Jeremy Lawson.

Erin Kilmurray
The Function
Sep 15, 2022

Bimbola Akinbola
You Gotta Know It: a durational moving meditation on (Black) collectivity, labor, and joy
Sep 16, 2022

Derek Lee McPhatter
Water Riot in Beta
Sep 16, 2022

In Progress

Isaiah Collier
The Celestials Project
Oct 4, 2022

Devin T. Mays
Oct 18, 2022

Jenn Freeman, a.k.a. Po’Chop
Bamalama Legs
Nov 1, 2022

Cat Mahari
Blk Ark: The Impossible Manifestation
Dec 6, 2022

Keyierra Collins
How I Found My Feet Again
Feb 21, 2023

Stand-Alone Performance

Kikù Hibino
Performance in celebration of the opening of Chicago Works: Gregory Bae
Jul 9, 2022

Frictions 2023

An array of TV screens at the foot of the MCA spiral staircase all show a Black man in a wheelchair whose back is to the viewer.

Barak adé Soleil, SHIFT, 2023. Single-channel digital video (color, sound). Not exhibited: Wood-framed picture of ancestor and necklace flap box with trinkets; 21 minutes, 3 seconds. Installation view, Frictions, MCA Chicago. Photo: Shelby Ragsdale, © MCA Chicago.

Shamel Pitts and TRIBE
Touch of Red
Apr 6­­­–8, 2023

Will Rawls
Apr 27–30, 2023

Barak adé Soleil
May 6, 2023

*These performances were accompanied by video installations in the MCA’s public stairwells.


Joy as a Question
Chicago Performs artists in conversation with Tempestt Hazel
Sep 15, 2022

Shamel Pitts in Conversation with Jafari S. Allen
Apr 8, 2023
Wirtz Theatre in Abbott Hall at Northwestern University
Co-organized with Northwestern University’s Black Arts Consortium.

Will Rawls in Conversation with Taylor Renee Aldridge
Apr 29, 2023
Wirtz Theatre in Abbott Hall at Northwestern University
Co-organized with Northwestern University’s Black Arts Consortium.

Barak adé Soleil with “Promenade” Performers
May 2, 2023
Co-organized with Northwestern University’s Black Arts Consortium.


Family Programs

Family Day participants. November 12, 2022.

Sculpture-Making at Seneca Park
Jul 13, 2022

Sculpture-Making at Seneca Park
Aug 3, 2022

Sensory-Friendly Morning
Sep 18, 2022

Family Day
Telling Our Stories
Oct 8, 2022

Family Day
Express Yourself Through Movement
Nov 12, 2022

Sensory-Friendly Morning
Dec 4, 2022

Family Day
Dec 10, 2022

Family Day
Jan 14, 2023

Family Day
Feb 11, 2023

Sensory-Friendly Morning
Feb 26, 2023

Family Day
Mar 11, 2023

Family Day
We Are Rooted, We Are Flowing
Apr 8, 2023

Family Day
Poetry and Improv
May 13, 2023

Sensory-Friendly Morning
Jun 25, 2023

Youth Programs

21Minus | What Was, What Is, Jun 17, 2023. Photo: Shelby Ragsdale, © MCA Chicago.

Taking Shape: Sculpture
Jul 19–23, 2022

Movement and Dance at Seneca Park
Jul 27, 2022

Hip-Hop & Healing: Intersecting Paths to Abolition
Youth-Led Program
Nov 5, 2022

TCA x Zine Mercado Artists
Dec 10, 2022

Zine Fest 2022
Youth-Led Program
December 17, 2022

Chicago Freedom School 101
Youth-Led Program
Feb 25, 2023

21Minus: What Was, What Is
Jun 17, 2023

Teacher Programs

Kane One of the Graffiti Institute
Learning Series
Mar 18, 2022

Harold Green for Flowers for the Living Foundation presents Black Roses and Black Oak
Spring Educator Workshop
Apr 22, 2022

Access and Arts Education
Learning Series
May 20, 2022

Public Programs

Ekphrastic Poetry with Raych Jackson. Photo: Davon Clark

Power of the Party: Chicago House and Nick Cave
Aug 27, 2022

Nick Cave and Naomi Beckwith
Sep 20, 2022

Ekphrastic Poetry with Raych Jackson
Sep 24, 2022

Nick Cave and Jack Cave’s 376 Days
Sep 27, 2022

The Color Is: A Behind-the-Scenes Conversation
Oct 1, 2022

Cliff Rome and Jason Hammel on Nourishing Community
Oct 15, 2022

Rick Lowe
Oct 22, 2022

Wendy Red Star with Katerina Stathopoulou and Gaylord Torrence
Oct 25, 2022

An Evening with Great Women Painters and Madeleine Grynsztejn
Nov 3, 2022

Keynote: Elizabeth Alexander on The Trayvon Generation
Nov 15, 2022

On Thinking and Being Caribbean: A Roundtable Discussion
Nov 19, 2022

Lee Bey, Blair Kamin, and Laurie Petersen
Nov 29, 2022

In Conversation in the Community—Pullman: Laboring Together, Where Are We Going?
Dec 3, 2022

Being & Belonging
Dec 4, 2022

Manasseh + the Fam
Dec 13, 2022

Daniel Lamar & The Storytellers
Jan 22, 2023

24-7, 365: A Roundtable on the Life and Work of Gregory Bae
Jan 22, 2023

Martine Syms with Jadine Collingwood
Feb 2, 2023

Afrotrak: Mike Orie
Feb 5, 2023

MCA x Black x Art
Feb 5, 2023

Joelle Mercedes
Feb 28, 2023

Designing for Dignity: A Convening of Possibilities
Deem Symposium
Mar 4, 2023

Access Praxis: Cripistemology and the Arts
Apr 18, 2023

Diasporic Rhythms
Apr 21, 2023

Apr 22, 2023

Tony Tasset Book Signing
Apr 25, 2023

Katinka Kleijn
May 2–31, 2023

In Conversation In the Community: Spirit Work
May 4, 2023

APIDA Arts Festival
May 7, 2023

#OTVTonight: A Return to Fellowship
May 16, 2023

Gary Simmons
Jun 11, 2023


Exhibition Catalogues

Nick Cave: Forothermore. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books, New York. Director’s Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Curator’s Acknowledgments by Naomi Beckwith. Artist’s Acknowledgments by Nick Cave. Essays by Naomi Beckwith, Romi Crawford, Antwaun Sargent, Malik Gaines, Krista Thompson, and Meida Teresa McNeal, with interviews by Naomi Beckwith and the MCA Staff and a roundtable discussion between Nick Cave, Linda Johnson Rice, Nona Hendryx, and Damita Jo Freeman. Hardcover, 304 pages.


Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and DelMonico Books • D.A.P. Director’s Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Curator’s Acknowledgments by Carla Acevedo-Yates. Essays by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Carlos Garrido Castellano, Genevieve Hyacinthe, Aaron Kamugisha, and Mayra Santos-Febres, with a roundtable discussion between Carla Acevedo-Yates and artists Christopher Cozier, Teresita Fernández, and María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Hardcover, 288 pages.


Exhibition Brochures

Chicago Works: Gregory Bae. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Essay by Nolan Jimbo. Softcover, 8 pages.

Performance Brochures

On Stage: Chicago Performs. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Text by Tara Aisha Willis. Softcover, 4 pages.

On Stage: Frictions. Published by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Texts by Tara Aisha Willis, Laura Paige Kyber, and Nolan Jimbo. Softcover, 20 pages.

Financial Support

Financial Report

On behalf of the leadership team of the MCA, I am pleased to share our financials for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. The MCA maintained operating revenue of $27.4 million, which is consistent with the previous fiscal year when excluding COVID-19-related federal programs. These pandemic relief funds from programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, and Employee Retention Credit amounted to over $11 million in fiscal year 2022 and were crucial in enabling the Museum to rebuild its capacity this past year. In doing so, the MCA presented thirteen exhibitions—including a career retrospective for artist Nick Cave—twenty music and dance performances, and five year-long education and community engagement programs.

We are grateful for the support of individual contributions, corporations, and foundations which together made up over $10 million of public support in fiscal year 2023. Government funding, including tax appropriations from the Chicago Park District, comprised $2.4 million. Earned revenue from admissions, museum programs, memberships, special events, and ancillary services totaled $7.3 million. The remaining revenue for fiscal year 2023 came from the MCA’s investment spending allocation of $7.1 million.

While growth in operating expenses to $34.1 million resulted in an operating loss of $6.8 million in fiscal year 2023, this was a planned deficit. As noted, the MCA intentionally utilized its operating surplus from fiscal year 2022 to accelerate its recovery. This operational restoration plan will continue into fiscal year 2024, with deficit spending budgeted. All the while, the Museum’s balance sheet is strong with over $160 million in cash and investments to $30 million in debt, as of June 30, 2023.

At the MCA, we are committed to prudent management of resources and rigorous financial oversight. Program expenses made up 70% of all the Museum’s operating costs in fiscal year 2023 and will continue to comprise the majority of expenditures. As we look ahead to the future, fast approaching the MCA’s 60th anniversary in 2027, we are committed to reestablishing a balanced budget to promote the long-term financial sustainability that has enabled the Museum to be the innovative and compelling center of contemporary art in Chicago.

Wes Moran
Chief Financial Officer

A pie chart on fiscal year 2023's operating revenue of $27.4 million, with 40% from public support; 26% from investment spending; 25% from earned revenue; and 9% from the government.

Pie chart of fiscal year 2023's operating expenses of $34.1 million. With 70% from programs; 21% from management and general; and 9% from development and membership.

Statement of Activities

Years Ended June 30
($ in 000s)
2023 2022
Public support $         10,452 $         12,414
Tax appropriations 2,147 2,155
Government grants 297 419
Special events, net 550 804
Ancillary services 4,169 3,336
Museum programs 474 473
Membership and admissions 2,129 2,138
COVID-19-related federal programs 11,093
Investment spending allocation 7,132 5,649
Total revenue 27,350 38,481
Program services:
Museum programs 16,433 11,072
Guest services 2,290 1,960
Ancillary services 5,221 4,697
Support services:
Development and membership 3,113 2,415
Management and general 7,070 7,642
Total expenses 34,127 27,786
Change in Operating Net Assets (6,777) 10,695
Nonoperating Income (Loss)
Investment gain (loss), net 9,938 (20,886)
Investment spending allocation (7,132) (5,649)
Change in value of interest rate swap, net 1,114 2,217
Collection acquisitions (2,054) (634)
Total nonoperating income (loss) 1,866 (24,952)
Decrease in Net Assets (4,911) (14,257)
Net Assets – Beginning of Fiscal Year 179,834 194,091
Net Assets – End of Fiscal Year $         174,923 $         179,834

Statement of Financial Position

June 30
($ in 000s)
2023 2022
Cash and cash equivalents $         24,622 $         33,449
Contributions receivable, net 3,869 2,730
Other receivables 2,743 3,069
Inventories 993 624
Prepaid expenses and other 1,212 1,709
Investments 136,659 132,599
Property and equipment, net 38,415 39,334
Right-of-use operating lease 5,040   –
Interest rate swap 940
Total assets 214,493 213,514
Accounts payable 1,659 1,475
Deferred revenue 251 440
Accrued expenses 2,649 1,671
Operating lease 5,071   –
Interest rate swap  – 174
Bonds payable, net 29,940 29,920
Total liabilities 39,570 33,680
Net Assets
Without donor restrictions 120,664 123,668
With donor restrictions 54,259 56,166
Total net assets 174,923 179,834

Donor Recognition

Your generous contributions to the MCA play a pivotal role in bringing contemporary art to Chicago’s communities and beyond. Every year, your support creates invaluable opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in the creativity and ideas of living artists. Thanks to your gifts, audiences are invited to engage with the art of our time.

Your unwavering support impacts every facet of the museum, empowering us to spotlight the work of contemporary artists and create profound connections between visitors, artists, and communities. We are sincerely grateful for your generosity and the impact it has on making art accessible for all. Thank you!

$100,000 and above

Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand and The Bluhm Family Foundation
Robert J. Buford
Builder’s Initiative
Chicago Park District
Christian Dior Couture
Ellen-Blair Chube
Crown Family Philanthropies
Nancy and Steven Crown
R. H. Defares
Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Kenneth C. Griffin
Hauser & Wirth
Jana and Bernardo Hees
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Institute of Museum Services
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Anne L. Kaplan
Susie Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt
Leadership in Art Museums
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Nancy Lauter & Alfred McDougal Charitable Fund
Nancy Lauter & Alfred McDougal Charitable Remainder Unitrust
National Endowment for the Arts
Gael Neeson, Edlis Neeson Foundation
Northern Trust
Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund
Cari and Michael Sacks
Karyn and Bill Silverstein
Lisa and Steve Tananbaum
Terra Foundation for American Art
The Joyce Foundation
The Mellon Foundation
Warhol Foundation
Joyce Yaung and Matt Bayer
Helen Zell, Zell Family Foundation


Katherine Mackenzie and Murat Ahmed
Julie and Larry Bernstein
Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
Carol and Douglas Cohen
Conagra Brands Foundation
Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
Dr. Julius Few
Jack and Sandra Guthman
Caryn and King Harris
Stephanie and John Harris
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Jack Shainman Gallery
Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul
Kovler Family Foundation
Schuyler and Jon Levin
Louis Vuitton
Laura and Craig Martin
Max Mara
Polk Bros. Foundation
Pritzker Foundation
Reyes Holdings, LLC
Megan and Joshua Rogers
Rebekah and Ilan Shalit
Sara Crown Star and James A. Star
Tiffany & Co.
The Harris Family Foundation in honor of Bette and Neison Harris
The Loewenberg Charitable Foundation, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
The Teiger Foundation
Dia S. Weil
Carol and John Winzeler


Anonymous [4]
Artspace LLC
Elise and Peter J. Barack
Dimitris Daskalopoulos
Ernst & Young LLP
GCM Grosvenor
Helyn D. Goldenberg and Michael Alper
Rachel and David Grund
Madeleine Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro
Sheila and Joseph Gutman
Nickol and Darrel Hackett
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
John R. Halligan Charitable Fund
Julius N. Frankel Foundation
Cynthia Hunt and Philip Rudolph
Diane Kahan
Kering Americas, Inc.
Rebecca W. and Lester B. Knight
Ron and Fifi Levin
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Moss Family Foundation
Caroline Reyes Murphy and Ryan Murphy
Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel
Neisser Family Foundation
Dr. Anita Blanchard and Martin Nesbitt
Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pamela Netzky
Claire and Michael O’Grady
D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies
Nathaniel Beau Robinson
Eve Reppen Rogers
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Cheryl and John Seder
Sara Szold
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Bank of America
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Culinaire International
Discover Financial Services
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Nancy and Nicholas Giampietro
Nancy Lerner Frej and David Frej
Khloe U. Karova
Judy and Bob Neiman
Peoples Gas Community Fund
Betsy and Andrew Rosenfield
Marjorie and Louis Susman
The Corporation For Interest Rate Management
The Edgewater Funds
William Blair
Tarrah Cooper Wright and Jeffrey Wright


Bloomberg Philanthropies
David D. Colburn
Dana and Stan Day
Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly
Lisa Duarte
Jeanne B. Ettelson
Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro
Health Care Service Corporation/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Katie and Billy Hutchens
Irving Harris Foundation
Brenda and Steffen Jacobsen
Henry and Susan Johnson
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LeRoy Neiman Foundation
Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Eric McKissack
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Yumi and Douglas Ross
Siragusa Family Foundation
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Jennifer and Alex Brown
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Andrea and Steven DeMar
Deloitte & Touche LLP
DLA Piper
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Elizabeth and Gary Feinerman
French American Cultural Exchange
Laura D. and Marshall B. Front
Ellen and David Goldberg
Suzanne and Larry Gould
Paul Gray and Dedrea Armour Gray and Richard Gray Gallery
Mirja Spooner Haffner
Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Donna Henslee
Vicki and Bill+ Hood
Daniel J. Hyman
Margaret Izzo
Robert Judelson
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lakonishok
Lannan Foundation
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Lauren and Todd Lustbader
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery LLC
Steven and Margaret McCormick
Emma McKee
Monique Meloche and Evan Boris
Mendelsohn Legal, Inc.
David and Linda Moscow
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Norcon, Inc.
Christina Ochs
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Earl and Sandra Rusnak
Julie and Kenneth Sacks
Arvin Scott and Ayrika Hall
Ali Sheikh
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Liz Stiffel
The Polsky Foundation
Kay Torshen
United Healthcare
Natasha and Rohit Vuppuluri
Ellen Wallace and Steven Gould
Tom Wilson and Jill Garling


21c Museum Hotels Chicago
Samir J. Abraham
Daniel Ajun
Sara Albrecht
Janet Murphy Anixter and Steven Anixter
Anonymous [2]
Jennifer Armetta
Arts Midwest
Arnold B. Becker
Alexis and Jerry Bednyak
Tammi Bedolla
Sabrina Blaichman
James Blinder and Mary Wilson
Susan D. Bowey
Tim Bresnahan
Susan Brunstrum
Rada Burdeen
Helen and Joseph Cesarik
Linda and William Cheeseman
Joyce Chelberg
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Mr. Kenneth Coquillette
Lori A. Crosley
Sarah E. de Blasio
Roxanne J. Decyk and Lew Watts
Helen L. Dunbeck and John H. Zimmermann
Sang and Shawn Ellis
Emily Ferrero
Forest Capital Management
Marcia and Tom Fraerman
Marilyn Freund
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Gilford-Atkins Families Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Ella and Scott Goldstein
Jane Grover
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Jeri Netter Henoch
Julie and William W. Hobert
Michelle and Glenn Holland
Amanda Andrews Howlader and Shubhashish Howlader
Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Torsten Johnson
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K&L Gates LLP
Nancy and Frank Karger
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Laura Luckman Kelber and Daniel Kelber
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Caitlynde and James Langer
Lamb Partners
Susan Manning and Doug Doetsch
Kathleen A. McQueeny and Jack B. Franaszek
Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson
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Barbara and Ted Rouse
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Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley Ann Ryan
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The Cultivist
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Todd A. Harding and David W. Lassiter
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Lela Hersh
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Kuochi Chan and Elizabeth C. Hogan
Anne Hokin
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Kasia Kay
Alexandra Kleiman
Merrillyn J. Kosier and James F. Kinoshita
Laura and Cory Lester
Meryl and Gary Levenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Loeb
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Eleanor Miller
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Diana and David Moore
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Ralph G. Nuzzo and Victoria Y. Nelson
Mr. Christian Olson
Clarisse Perrette and Larry Freed
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The Peninsula Chicago
Adrienne and Edward Traisman
Dana Shepard Treister and Michael Roy Treister
Kay and Craig Tuber
Shelley Turk
Bryan Vanderhoof and Scott Gall
Audrey Weaver
Amanda Williams and Jason Burns
Ruth Winter
Elizabeth Dolan Wright

+ In Memoriam

As of June 30, 2023

If you prefer a different recognition listing, please reach out to [email protected].

Board and Staff

Board of Trustees

Cari B. Sacks

Michael O’Grady*

Ellen-Blair Chube
Nickol R. Hackett

Leslie Bluhm

Pedro Weiss

Sara Albrecht
Michael Alper
Peter J. Barack
Julie Bernstein
Marlene Breslow-Blitstein
Marc Brooks
Robert Buford
Michael Canmann
Carol Cohen
Tarrah Cooper Wright
Nancy Carrington Crown
Dimitris Daskalopoulos
Robert H. Defares
Lisa Duarte
Cheryl S. Durst
Lois Eisen
Dr. Julius Few
Larry Fields
Nicholas Giampietro
Rachel Grund**
Madeleine Grynsztejn**
Jack Guthman
John B. Harris
King Harris*
Jana Hees
Cynthia Hunt
Anne L. Kaplan*
Liz Lefkofsky
Jonathan Levin
Ron Levin
James H. Litinsky
Marquis D. Miller
Carrie Reyes Murphy
Martin Nesbitt
Ashley Hemphill Netzky
Jay Owen, Jr.
Carol Prins
Nathaniel Robinson
Eve Reppen Rogers
Joshua Rogers
Ilan Shalit
William Silverstein
Sara Szold
Nigel F. Telman
Dia S. Weil
I. Joyce Yaung
Daniel Yih
Helen Zell*

John D. Cartland*
Marshall Front
Helyn D. Goldenberg*
James A. Gordon
William Hood +
Mary Ittelson*
Don Kaul
Sally Meyers Kovler*
Gael Neeson
Penny Pritzker*
Dorie Sternberg
Daryl Gerber Stokols
Donna A. Stone +
Marjorie Susman
Allen M. Turner*

Jennifer Aubrey
Gerhard Bette
Donald J. Edwards
Laura Keidan Martin
Sylvia Neil
Kate Neisser
Lorna Simpson

*Past Chair
+ In Memoriam



Anslem Elumogo-Gardner
Wancy Young Cho
Madeleine Grynsztejn
Janet Wolski


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René Morales

Collections and Exhibitions

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Jenny Chernansky
Craig Cotsones
Emily Edwards
Bailey Ellens
Kayla Foster
Sean Gannon
Tom Guenther
Dan Hojnacki
Audra Jacot
Jane Jefferies
Angela Kepler
Wyatt Lasky
Ian Ogdahl
Nathan Pope
Emilie Puttrich
Claire Renaud
Rachael Shelton
Paul Simmons
Leah Singsank
Teddy Smith
Natalie Toth
Sophie Wallace
Iona Woolmington
Ty Wubbenhorst


Carla Acevedo-Yates
Iris Colburn
Jadine Collingwood
Jason Foumberg
Kamala GhaneaBassiri
Jamillah James
Nolan Jimbo
Bana Kattan
Laura Paige Kyber
Jack Schneider
Erica Schwartz

Curatorial Affairs

Erica Erdmann
Sandy Guttman
Claire Ruud


Miguel Aguilar
Daniel Atkinson
Ahmad Bracey
Christiana Castillo
Jeremy Kreusch
Miguel Limon
Angèle Nyberg
Mayra Cecilia Palafox
Georgina Quintana
Andres Regalado
Alicia Sandoval Vadillo
Evelyn Sanford-Nicholson
Olive Stefanski
Cassandra Castillo Valentin


Mollie Alexander
Pablo Anaya
Lizz Biswell
Grace Brandt
Kate Doughten
Miguel Fernández
Hillary Hanas
Adair Huang
Julia Katz
Victor Mendoza-Garcia
Stephanie Morgan
Amanda Owens
Emma Palermo
Kristen Taylor

Content Strategy

Gabrielle Banks
Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
Antonio Díaz Oliva
Tyler Laminack
Katie Levi
Shelby Ragsdale
Mary Richardson
Elijah Teitelbaum

Strategic Communications

Chris Cloud
Otez Gary
Brian Hedrick
Laura Herrera
Suraiya Nathani Hossain
Saadia Pervaiz
Ari Reyes
Abraham Ritchie
Hannah Smith
Lindsay Starr
Rainn Thomas
Manuel Venegas
Katie Williams


Andrea Bartosik
Sherron Brangman
Wes Moran
Angela Myrick
Aleena Williams


Janelle Brooks
Linsey Foster
Gwendolyn Perry Davis

Audience Experience

Annie Ali
Amy Babinec
Spike Bahermez
Llewyn Blossfeld
Princeton Cangé
Denali Casara
Perrine Coudurier
Gina Crowley
Alexis Dassios
Whitney Davis
Efrain Dorado
David Dowd
David Downs
Julian Esquiliano
Akaelah Flotho
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Nastasia Goetschy
Rebecca Grant
Judith Harding
Jenny Hinojosa
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Genesis James
Kristen Kaniewski
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Anwar Mahdi
Chloe McMullen
Corvin Mecklenburger
María Morales
Emilio Nieto
Hannah Parker
Phongtorn Phongluantum
Marcelo Quesada
Laura Ralston
Eddy Resillez
Mitchell Scollon
Maria Siciliano
Javi Siebert
Jasmine Smith
Eric Strom
Michael Thomas
Amy Tran
Casey VanWormer
Andrew Wesley
Kristi Widgery
Alanna Zaritz

Building Operations
Duncan Anderson
Arianna Brown
Nick Chamernik
Sam Clapp
Paul Deuth
Hanna Elliott
Mitchell Finger
Molly Garrison
Bonita Kaze
Haruhi Kobayashi
Emmelia Lamphere
Rafael Loza
Marissa Mangoni
Mike McShane
Seth Nguyen
Rich Norwood
Medina Robinson
Julio Saravia
Meike Schmidt
Matt Sharp
Devin Sullivan
Matthew Test
Information Technology

Ryan Bell
Colette Custin Bevard
Radu David
John Ghorbati

People and Culture

Jamar Beyonu
Mickey DiGuilmi
Josh Mann
Erin Misiaveg
Adrienne Quint
Arissé Stephens