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Circle Preview | Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

June 11, 2023   |   10 am–12 pm

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Free for Circle Members (plus a guest). 

Charcoal stars smudged on top of yellow painted rectangle framed by white, with text throughout the artwork in a wooden frame.

Gary Simmons (b. 1964, New York, NY; lives in Los Angeles, CA), High Post, 2013. Charcoal and paint on paper; 48 × 42 in. (121.9 × 106.7 cm). Collection of Jack & Sandra Guthman. © Gary Simmons. Photo: James Prinz Photography.

About the Event

The MCA is delighted to invite you and a guest to attend the Circle Preview of Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons. The most in-depth presentation of Simmons’s work to date, the exhibition covers 30 years of the artist’s career, encompassing approximately 70 works. Be among the first to view this timely exhibition and gain insight into the complex and profoundly moving work of this groundbreaking and influential artist. The event features light brunch fare, coffee, tea, and cocktails from the bar.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. We look forward to celebrating with you!


Lead support is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, Nancy and Steve Crown, Hauser & Wirth, The Joyce Foundation, and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Major support is provided by the Bluhm Family Foundation; Ellen-Blair Chube; Jack and Sandra Guthman; Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt; Kovler Family Foundation; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky; Gael Neeson, Edlis Neeson Foundation; Carol Prins and John Hart; and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Generous support is provided by Dr. Anita Blanchard and Martin Nesbitt; Diane Kahan; Cheryl and Eric McKissack; Stephanie and Neil Murray; D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies; the Rennie Collection, Vancouver; Nathaniel Robinson; and Joyce Yaung and Matt Bayer.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support for Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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