About the Event
MCA Members enjoy first-look access to the MCA’s newest exhibitions alongside curators, artists, and fellow art enthusiasts.
Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and the MCA invite you and a guest to attend the Members’ Preview for Faith Ringgold: American People. Join us for cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres while being among the first to view the MCA’s newest exhibition. RSVP to secure your spot today!
About the DJ
In celebration of the Members’ Preview of Faith Ringgold: American People, CTRLZORA—a, music curator, black femme event and artist collective cofounder, DJ, and dance music activist coming out of the DIY scene of Chicago —will be spinning sounds to accompany viewing.
CTRLZORA is a music curator, black femme event and artist collective cofounder, DJ, and dance music activist coming out of the DIY scene of Chicago who aims to contribute to keeping the electronica dance scene alive and soulful through house and techno, world music and more. Paying homage to the history and liberation of music within communities of color across genres is their central focus, alongside perpetuating the tradition of house music in its originator, Chicago, by black and queer culture, alongside spearheading activism efforts to preserve venues in its likeness. Zora has frequently played and spoke at venues and on platforms such as the Smartbar, The Lot Radio, the Silverroom Block Party, The Frankie Knuckles Festival, Chicago House Music Festival, The Post Chicago, The Lodge, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and various venues and radio throughout the city and beyond. Zora infuses their own spiritual associations with music with intention to create an energy that can bring somatic healing not only to them but their listeners as well. Quick to reach from the archives, mentored by the sources of the genre itself alongside blending with its modern reiterations, Zora shares their open love letters to music and mutual sonic communion with their every crowd.
About the Exhibition
Bringing together more than 50 years of work, Faith Ringgold: American People provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the artist’s impactful vision. From creating some of the most indelible artworks of the civil rights era to challenging accepted hierarchies of art versus craft, Faith Ringgold has produced a body of work that bears witness to the complexity of the American experience.
Lead support for the exhibition is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, and R.H. Defares.
Major support is provided by Ellen-Blair Chube, DIOR, Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Northern Trust, Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund, Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe, and Charlotte Cramer Wagner and Herbert S. Wagner III of the Wagner Foundation.
Generous support is provided by Cheryl and Eric McKissack and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.
This exhibition is supported by the Women Artists Initiative, a philanthropic commitment to further equity across gender lines and promote the work and ideas of women artists.
Lead support for this exhibition at the New Museum, New York has been provided by The Henry Luce Foundation. Major support for this exhibition has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, Glenstone, and the Robert Lehman Foundation.