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Takashi Murakami (Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago)

The MCA celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new exhibition by a colorful contemporary artist.

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(Peter McCullough / MCA Chicago)

Area teens can add one more freebie to their summer to-do lists.

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Merce Cunningham, 2008. (Cameron Wittig, courtesy of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago joined forces with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for a dual exhibition about an artist of dance who worked with celebrated artists of other disciplines.

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Artist Diana Thater on Friday unveiled immersive views of the natural world in a new show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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A concrete Cadillac goes for a spin. We look at the restoration of this unusual work of art–and how it cemented its reputation.

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Writer and curator José Esparza Chong Cuy, who was previously associate curator at the Museo Jumex in Mexico City, replaces Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

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Blair Thomas has chased Melville’s story for over 25 years. His efforts manifest this weekend in a performance at the MCA.  

Watch as cheese graters and salt shakers perform 12 different plays at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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The touring production stops by MCA this week as part of the city's ongoing Shakespeare 400 festival.

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Nothing says Valentine's Day like a bunch of bodies twined together. You'll get that and more at this weekend with "Thank You for Coming: Attendance," an interactive dance show that explores the "conflict and comedy" that comes with interacting with other human beings.

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Just months after watching a Siegfried and Roy TV special, Jeanette Andrews, age 4, was performing magic for her class. Two years later, she staged her first paid gig. On Tuesday, Andrews, now 25, performs a show at the Museum of Contemporary Art which pairs illusions with each of the five senses.

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Jasper Johns. Target, 1961.

James Rondeau, the Art Institute's head curator of contemporary art, highlights pieces donated to the museum by Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson –  an estimated $400 million gift of iconic contemporary artwork. 

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This weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago unveils a massive gift of 44 iconic contemporary works in its Modern Wing. Here’s how the museum landed those pieces. 

'The Ventriloquists Convention' at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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The theatrical piece from European visual artist Gisèle Vienne explores ventriloquist dummies and all the rampant emotions we project onto them.

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Installation view, 'The Freedom Principle' at MCA Chicago. (Photo: Nathan Keay; courtesy of MCA)
A distinctly American arts movement was born in Chicago in the 1960s and remains influential to this day. We take a closer look at revolutionary experiments in art and music highlighted in "The Freedom Principle,"  a new summer show at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Listen to Debussy sonatas played by a violin virtuoso; watch a hybrid jazz and Hindu temple dance; and sample Latin America’s cinematic offerings. Chicago Tonight has your weekend picks.