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MCA Checks In: Laurie Simmons

March 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Chicago Athletic Association hotel

We’re teaming up with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to celebrate the opening of artist Laurie Simmons’ retrospective, “Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera,” now on view at the MCA. Join us on Thursday, March 7th for an event inspired by the work of Laurie Simmons, who is known for her strong feminist stance and ideas about photography as a medium.

Experience two of our historic hotel rooms – transformed by Chicago-based artist Chanté Linwood in collaboration with A.J. Tarzian – featuring installations to feel as if you’ve stepped into one of Laurie Simmons’ photographs. Then, be transformed into a piece of Simmons’ work by onsite make-up artists. The event will also feature live performances and DJ, plus a cash bar.

This complimentary experience is offered in 90-minute waves at 6:00pm & 7:30PM

Advance RSVP Sold Out
MCA Checks In: Laurie Simmons is booked up! But you can come to the event day-of to see if you can secure a spot. Remember, you can check out “Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera” at the MCA Chicago until May 5. Tuesdays are free for Illinois residents and the museum is open until 9 pm; Laurie Simmons will speak again at the MCA on April 10.


MCA Checks In 
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Chicago Athletic Association hotel announce their on-going partnership, “MCA Checks In” at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. Throughout the year the MCA will extend its campus to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel for art-inspired events crafted for Chicago’s culture lovers. During the months of March and April guests can also view a Laurie Simmons inspired installation in the Milk Room Fine Art Case located in the hotel lobby on the second floor.

More about Laurie Simmons
This spring, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera, a major survey of the work of Laurie Simmons. This comprehensive exhibition showcases Simmons’s career-long exploration of how image culture creates and perpetuates the myths of our society, and upends traditional ideas about photography as a medium. More than four decades of work by Simmons are on display, with her iconic photographs, sculptures, and films highlighting her importance both historically and as an active contemporary artist. Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera is on view from February 23 to May 5, 2019.

March 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chicago Athletic Association hotel

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