In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Galleries 182–84—PLEASE NOTE: These galleries will not be accessible Wednesday, October 2, due to an event in the Modern Wing.

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The transformative impact of a country on the work of six visionary artists and designers.

The work of Clara Porset, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Cynthia Sargent, and Sheila Hicks has never been shown together before. While some of these artists and designers knew one another and collaborated together, they are from different generations, and their individual work encompasses a range of media varying from furniture and interior design to sculpture, textiles, photography, and prints. They all, however, share one defining aspect: Mexico, a country in which they all lived or worked between the 1940s and 1970s. During this period they all realized projects that breached disciplinary boundaries and national divides.

Exhibitions are free with museum admission.