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  • Rosas troupe brings its 'Rosas' dance to MCA

    Rosas troupe brings its 'Rosas' dance to MCA
    Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is nothing if not complicated. In an 18-minute YouTube video posted in 2013, she gave an extensive explanation of the sources and structures for just the second movement (of four) in her seminal female quartet,...
  • 'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

    'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'
    The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its...
  • Will David Bowie go to 'David Bowie Is' in Chicago?

    Will David Bowie go to 'David Bowie Is' in Chicago?
    So, is he or isn't he? Will David Bowie be coming to Chicago to see "David Bowie Is" at the Museum of Contemporary Art? To cut to the chase: If you had to put money on the odds, probably not. Like in an art world "Waiting for Guffman," the staff of...
  • 'David Bowie Is' show opens in Chicago, where it's also David Bowie Day

    If you're mad for David Bowie, get on a plane to Chicago -- and wear what you dare. Ziggy Stardust costumes, photographs, handwritten lyrics, his sketches and other personal items go on display Tuesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Mayor...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • Beyond the actual exhibit, more Bowie events are all around us

    Beyond the actual exhibit, more Bowie events are all around us
    There was a time, a fleeting moment last year, when the staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art figured it could be subtle about "David Bowie Is," opening Tuesday. They thought the show itself was so literally flashy and large that they didn't need to...
  • 'Bowie Is': Beyond the coke spoon and album art at the MCA

    'Bowie Is': Beyond the coke spoon and album art at the MCA
    You've probably already heard about David Bowie's cocaine spoon. It's one of the hundreds of artifacts from the rock star's career that help make up the open-armed, headphone-insistent, steadily applauding show, "David Bowie Is," newly mounted at the...
  • Glam slam: Fashion, art at MCA's Bowie gala

    Glam slam: Fashion, art at MCA's Bowie gala
    Art, music, and fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion, collided Sept. 20. The event was the lavish gala celebrating the opening of the highly anticipated "David Bowie Is…" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The results were spectacular. Some of...
  • Talking to Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission

    Talking to  Kyle Abraham about his Dancing Festival commission
    "You get some news, and then it's like: OK, all right—it's a new idea, a new thing," says choreographer Kyle Abraham, talking about the turn of events that inspired his Hubbard Street world premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Dancing Festival....
  • Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

     Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014
    A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her most...
  • 'David Bowie Is' tickets on sale Thursday

    'David Bowie Is' tickets on sale Thursday
    As far as we know David Bowie is still not coming to Chicago anytime soon. But tickets to the Museum of Contemporary Art's "David Bowie Is" exhibit go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, and the MCA is so geared up for this show -- ah, wham bam thank you ma'am --...