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Live Arts | Celebrate the Opening of entre horizontes

August 19, 202310:00 am - 5:00 pm

A bold, abstract, and colorful work.

Candida Alvarez (b. 1995, Brooklyn, NY; lives in Baroda, MI), Licking a Red Rose, 2020. Acrylic on linen; 80 1/4 × 68 1/8 in. (203.8 × 173 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2021.4. Photo: Tom Van Eynde, courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery.

Come celebrate the opening of the entre horizontes exhibition with a conversation with writer and activist José E. López, special lunch items, and a performance, all inspired by the art and artists on view.


10:30 am–2 pm

Marisol Food Specials

Grab specialty snacks created by Puerto Rican Chef Natalia Boa Rosario, winner of the Food Network’s cooking competition Ciao House, in collaboration with Chef Diana Browder, Executive Chef for the MCA and Marisol Chicago, which pays homage to Puerto Rico’s rich culinary heritage.

Chef Rosario and Chef Browder have also teamed up to create two pastries available at the Counter for the run of the exhibition: a Coconut Pistachio Parcha Financier (pistachio cake with candied emperor coconut, passionfruit, pistachio butter, and coquito glaze) and a Guava and Queso Kataifi (shredded filo dough stuffed with guava paste and cheese, topped with saffron honey, cardamom, and white chocolate rose petals).

A beautiful, round pastry sits on a parchment paper marked with the word Marisol on top of a white plate against a black background.Long strings of shredded dough with flowers on top rests on a parchment paper labeled Marisol on top of a white plate.

11 am–1 pm

José E. López and Carla Acevedo-Yates in Conversation
Edlis Neeson Theater

Writer and activist José López and exhibition curator Carla Acevedo-Yates engage in a wide-ranging conversation on the past and present of Puerto Rican activism.

Screening: Humboldt Park: Raíces de Resistencia
Edlis Neeson Theater

After the talk, attend the world premiere of the new documentary Humboldt Park: Raíces de Resistencia, produced by Televisa/Univision Chicago. Run time is 35 minutes.

Tickets include admission to both events and the museum.

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1–5 pm

nibia pastrana santiago with Eduardo F. Rosario, el agua era el cielo
MCA Plaza

Movement and sound improvisations spearhead reflections on near and far landscapes, of that possible place where water was the sky, in this four-hour choreographic event. Free