Roger Brown American, 1941-1997 Skyscraper, 1971 Oil on canvas with artist's painted frame Gift of Dennis Adrian in Memory of the Artist and George Veronda 2017.21.1 © Estate Roger Brown / SAIC, Courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery Copyright Protected

New to Mia: Art from Chicago

August 25, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Cargill Gallery
Free Exhibition

Chicago has played a leading role in the development of modern architecture, music, literature, and popular culture. But what about art? This exhibition includes a broad range of art by artists who have called Chicago home. It features recent gifts to Mia’s collection from critic Dennis Adrian and art historian Richard Born, both champions of Chicago art of the 1960s–1980s. Visitors will see art buzzing with comic book references, works that play with conventions of gender and sexuality, and much psychologically charged imagery. Though some of the art will appear outrageous, craft and a careful attention to technique is often its common ground.

This exhibition is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.