The Art World Misses Prince

When the news arrived Friday that Prince had died suddenly at age 57, everyone had at least one personal memory to share about listening to a favorite song back in the day or maybe even catching a surprise performance in recent years. From Sesame Street performances to over-the-top Super Bowl half time performances, Prince was creative everywhere. And much like David Bowie, whom we lost just a few months ago, he blurred the lines between music, performance and visual art. 

If you're looking to raise a glass and a dance move to Prince in Chicago, on Friday,  May 6 from 7-11pm, the MCA will honor Prince at its Prime Time happening

The theme will be “Purple” to celebrate the life, music, and legacy of Prince. The evening now includes a special tribute performance by Chicago-based funk and soul artist avery r. young who, together with his nine-piece band, will perform a spectrum of Prince works. Tickets to Prime Time are $20 at the door and $15 in advance. Tickets at MCA Prime Time is a 21+ event.


Below are links to some of our favorite art-related Prince tributes and write-ups (plus an old favorite from the Muppets...)

Prince's $6.6-Million Minnesota Home Will Become a Museum for Fans

Innocence and Experience: The Image of Prince

How Prince, The Artist Formerly Known as Unpronounceable Symbol, Changed Design

Muppets Tonight - Featuring The Artist Formerly Known As Prince