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Faith Ringgold : American People

Newcity: Can’t-Miss Art Events (Fall Arts Preview 2023)

Chicago Tribune: Column: Bring on the fall arts! It’s time to focus on who and what is happening

Newcity: Today In The Culture: September 19, 2023: Faith Ringgold at MCA | World Music Festival Returns | Jazz Nutcracker at Auditorium

Artdaily: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces new exhibition ‘Faith Ringgold: American People’

WTTW: Shows to See This Fall in Chicago: More Than 20 Music, Theater, Film and Art Picks Worth Celebrating

Hyperallergic: 10 Art Shows to See in Chicago This Fall

Airmail: Faith Ringgold Takes Chicago

Newcity: Art Top 5: November 2023 | Newcity Art

Chicago Sun-Times: MCA retrospective celebrates Faith Ringgold’s groundbreaking work

Culture Type: November Exhibitions: 12 Museums Shows Feature African American Artists Betye Saar, Simone Leigh, Dawoud Bey, Charles White, Faith Ringgold, Kehinde Wiley & More

Chicago Gallery News: New Exhibitions Open Nov 16 – 20 (Part II) – Chicago Gallery News

Chicago Sun-Times: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 16-22: The Mix

Art Africa Magazine: American People: Faith Ringgold at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, United States – ART AFRICA Magazine

WTTW: Vibrant and Defiant: American People and Stories Populate the Artwork of Faith Ringgold at MCA Chicago

Culture Type: Culture Type Gift Guide 2023: Celebrate the Holidays with 50 Great Finds Inspired by Leading African American Artists

Harper’s Bazaar Italia: Culture Type Gift Guide 2023: Celebrate the Holidays with 50 Great Finds Inspired by Leading African American Artists

WBEZ: Listen Now: Chicago’s Faith Ringgold exhibit: jarring and still relevant after 60 years



Chicago Works: Maryam Taghavi مریم تقوی


Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Choose Chicago: 12 Chicago museum exhibits not to miss in 2023

Chicago Gallery News: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

e-Flux: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Ocula: London Gallery Weekend: Six Must-See Exhibitions

Wallpaper: Gary Simmons on the erasure of racist tropes: ‘I don’t want them to be forgotten for their menace’

The New York Times: The ‘Haunting’ of Gary Simmons

Freize: The Grand Gesture of Gary Simmons

Vocalo: Gary Simmons: ‘Public Enemy’ at the MCA Chicago

Modern Luxury | Chicago Social: Take A First Look At “Gary Simmons: Public Enemy” At the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago

Cultured: How Artist Gary Simmons Transforms Chalk Into a Potent Symbol of American Life

Newcity: The Fire Right Now: Gary Simmons Fights the Power with “Public Enemy” at the MCA

CNN Style: Gary Simmons’ provocative art lays bare the ‘unresolved traumas’ of America’s History

Chicago Tribune: Top 10 art shows to see this summer: From a Stanley Brouwn retrospective to a Derrick Woods-Morrow solo exhibition

AirMail: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Culture.org: Chicago Art Shows This Summer: Best-Kept Cultural Secrets 2023

Juxtapoz: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy @ the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

HypeArt: Gary Simmons Presents ‘Public Enemy’ at MCA Chicago

Brooklyn Rail: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy

Urban Matter: 8 Art Exhibitions in Chicago to See this July (2023)

Document Journal: ‘Public Enemy’ charts 3o years of Gary Simmons

Chicago Tribune: Gary Simmons and the phantoms of racial and cultural history at his MCA retrospective ‘Public Enemy’

NBC 5: MCA Chicago tackles issues of race with conceptual artist Gary Simmons

Concierge Preferred: MCA Presents “Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark,” A Celebration of Chicago’s Dance History

Hyde Park Herald: Celebrating Chicago’s social dance history

The Art Newspaper: The Big Review: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ★★★★★

Sixty Inches from Center: August Art Picks

True Star Media: True Star Closes Out Summer At MCA

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: NO. 616: Gary Simmons, Benjamin Wigfall

Miami Herald: These are the visual arts exhibits that you don’t want to miss this season


entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Puerto Rico and Chicago

El Neuvo Dia: El arte boricua llega a cambiar narrativas en Chicago

Newcity: Art Top 5: August 2023

Los Angeles Times: A Moment of Visibility for Puerto Rican artists in U.S. Museums

Sixty Inches from Center: August Art Picks

Newcity: Today In Culture, August 11, 2023: New Leader for Chicago Artist Coalition | Lifetime Achievement Award To Cynthia Weese | MCA Gets a Soto

Newcity: The Choreography of an Exhibition: Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates Discusses Her Path to “entre horizontes” at the MCA

Block Club Chicago: MCA’s ‘Entre Horizontes’ Exhibition Highlights Chicago’s Role In Puerto Rican Activism And Art

Chicago Sun-Times: MCA exhibit explores sense of place, intertwined history between Puerto Rico and Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times: Exposición en el MCA explora la historia entre Puerto Rico y Chicago

Univision: Resistencia de comunidad puertoriqueña en Chicago será honrada en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Chicago Sun-Times:  Things to do in Chicago Aug. 24-30: The Mix

Chicago Tribune: Art for fall 2023: Top 10 exhibitions on climate change, Indigenous futurism and William Estrada in a crowded few months

The New York Times: Cross-Cultural Exchanges from Vietnam, Ethiopia, the Caribbean

Luxe Interiors + Design: Between Horizons: How Chicago Is A Center For Puerto Rican Art

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: NO. 619: EDRA SOTO, JOSÉ LERMA

My Imperfect Life: The My Imperfect Life guide to: Chicago

The San Juan Daily Star: ‘To Infect and to heal’

NBC 5: MCA Chicago explores the unique relationship between Chicago, Puerto Rico

NBC 5: NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

WGN 9: Around Town Previews ‘entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Hyperallergic: Three Shows Celebrate Chicago’s Latine Art Heritage

WTTW: New MCA Exhibition Examines the Social and Political Issues of the Puerto Rican Community Through Art

WBEZ: MCA show highlights Puerto Rican diaspora’s impact on Chicago

Hyperallergic: 10 Art Shows to See in Chicago This Fall

On the Block: ‘Entre Horizontes’ Highlights Puerto Rican Activism and Art


Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today

Chicago Tribune: Books to give as gifts for the 2022 holidays. If the message you want to send is …

Vogue: At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, a Moving Investigation of Art From the Caribbean Diaspora

Harper’s Bazaar: How Chicago Became an Art-World Capital Without Giving In to Art-World Clichés

The Plain Dealer: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s chilly architecture is warmed up by renovations, excellent show on ‘Caribbean Diaspora’

Hyperallergic: Top 55 Exhibits of 2022

ARTnews:2022 Latinx Art Year in Review

ARTnews: Museum Shows to See January 2023

Sixty Inches from Center: Not Geography, But a State of Mind

Urban Matter: 6 Art Exhibitions in Chicago to Check Out Right Now

WGN TV: ‘Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today’

Culture Type: 5 New Books Focus on Artists Ming Smith, Wangechi Mutu, Romare Bearden, Caribbean Art, and Found Photos of Black Life

Newcity: Art Top 5: December 2022

Chicago Magazine: Go: November Agenda

Cultured Magazine: This Week In Culture: November 21 – November 27, 2022

Chicago Sun-Times: Things to do in Chicago Nov. 17-23: The Mix

Essence: 20 Fall Exhibitions & Art Shows To Explore

TimeOut: January 2023 events calendar for Chicago

Chicago Sun-Times: Fall visual arts guide 2022: Art Institute showcasing the arts of Africa in major exhibit

WTTW: MCA Chicago Speaks Spanish to Art Lovers

Thrillist: How to Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago This Year

Hyperallergic: The Tides and Currents of Art From the Caribbean Diaspora

The Brooklyn Rail: Forecast Form

Artforum: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today

150 Media Stream: Conversation between Deborah Jack and Carla Acevedo-Yates

WBEZ: Chicago exhibition of Caribbean contemporary art takes on history and identity

The Columbia Chronicle: MCA exhibit showcases exploration of home amid diaspora

Mousse Magazine: “Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s–Today”

Freize: The Best Shows to See in Chicago Right Now

FOX 32: People living in the Caribbean is the focus of a huge exhibit at the Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago

Art in America: A Complex Survey of the Caribbean Diaspora in Chicago Goes Beyond Geographical Boundaries

Forbes: Art, Not Artifice, The Focus at Expo Chicago

Vocalo: Un tour al MCA: ‘Forecast Form’ con la curadora Carla Acevedo-Yates

Whitewall: Download the Spring 2023 Artist Issue

Invisible Culture: Exhibition Review: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today

College Art Association Reviews: Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today

Chicago Gallery News: Felix Gonzalez-Torres “Untitled”, 1995, Billboard

The New York Review: ‘Places That Weren’t Supposed to Be Places’

The New York Times: What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries in September

The Boston Globe: At sea with ‘Forecast Form’ at the ICA

The Bay State Banner: ICA exhibit explores the Caribbean diaspora


Chicago Gallery News: Interiors

Nick Cave: Forothermore

Sweety High: These Are the Art Events You Need to See This Season

Chicago Gallery News: Nick Cave’s MCA Retrospective Will Be Part of Citywide Celebration

Chicago Gallery News: CGN Art World Recap: 3/31/22

Elephant Art Sun: Fashioning  the Self: The Exhibitions Not to Miss This Spring and Summer

The New York Times: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Will Celebrate Nick Cave

The Art Newspaper: Nick Cave: ‘Art has always been my saviour’

Chicago Now: Celebrated Artist Nick Cave to Bring First Retrospective, Forothermore, to MCA Chicago

Chicago Theater and Arts: Around Town: Three very different art exhibits to see now

Chicago Sun-Times: Nick Cave MCA show takes a deep dive into his life’s work

Crain’s Chicago Business: The Big  Ticket: Two blockbusters

W Magazine: Artist Nick Cave Takes Chicago

Artsy: Nick Cave Reflects on 30 Years of Making Art as a Vehicle for Change

ARTnews: Nick Cave’s Maximalist Art Which Speak to Today’s Most Pressing  Issues Takes Center Stage at the Artist’s First Career Retrospective

Third Coast Review: Review: Forothermore, a Breathtaking Exhibit of the Beauty and Grief of Nick Cave’s Art, Now at the MCA

WBEZ-FM: Nick Cave may be the artist we need right now

Patch: Review: ‘Forothermore’ Is A Breathtaking  Exhibit Of The Beauty And Grief Of Nick Cave’s Art

WBEZ-FM: Nick Cave’s first career retrospective opens at MCA Chicago

The Daily Herald: Fantastical displays, major retrospectives on tap at suburban, Chicago museums this summer

Chicago Tribune: “Forothermore,” Nick Cave’s first major career retrospective

WTTW-TV: How Nick Cave Uses Discarded Objects to Reclaim Identity

AnOther Magazine: If Only More Artists Were Like Nick Cave

WGN-TV: Around Town checks out Nick Cave’s ‘Forothermore’ exhibit at MCA

ArtDaily: The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens the most comprehensive survey of Nick Cave’s work to date

Dazed: Art shows to leave the house for this June

NBC News: 16 LGBTQ art shows that keep the summer Pride vibe flowing

Streeterville News: “Nick Cave and Jack Cave: The Color IS Fashion Exhibition” to open at the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center

DuJour: Your Ultimate Chicago Summer Travel Guide

Chicago Reader: Electro beats, fiction, and more

Chicago Reader: ‘Art is the fuel for all things’

Hyde Park Herald: Fall museums guide: art across Hyde Park

FOX 32: The window is closing  on a chance to see the work of an acclaimed Chicago artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

USA Art News: Can a Sculpture Dance? Here Are Three Things to Know About Artist Nick Cave’s Beloved ‘Soundsuits’

Yatzer: Forotheremore: Nick Cave’s Kaleidoscopic Retrospective is An Exuberant Elegy to Victims of Racial Injustice

Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago International Film Festival, last chance for Nick Cave, and more things to do: The Big Ticket

Hyperallergic: The Joyous Kitsch and Lingering Simmer of Nick Cave’s Art

Chicago Tribune: Books to give as gifts for the 2022 holidays. If the message you want to send is …

Intricate: Calder and the Poetry of Science