By Nick RomanWhen MSLCE students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, they did not expect to get an exclusive sneak peek of Chicago-based artist Jaime Fennelly’s Mind Over Mirrors, a multilayered music and art installation coming to the MCA Stage in April 2018. MSLCE students got a special preview of the cyclical, aural
By Ruida ZhuAs a social media intern at the MCA, not only should I understand and appreciate contemporary art, I am also obliged to convince other people that they should at least take a chance and look at contemporary art on the most highly-consumed media platforms. But most people around me hate the idea of
By Leslie ZhuThe first thing I did after I moved to the Chicago area was to find a contemporary art museum in the city. I still cannot come up with a concrete answer to why I am so enchanted by them. I grew up in a family with no one related to art, and I
By Leslie ZhuWhat is Arts Administration? How do you get into arts administration? MSLCE students attended the “How to get hired into Arts Admin” workshop at Norris Center on Jan. 25 to hear answers to these questions.
By Jacob Nelson When Dan Danzig first started out in the art world, he sold art collections to corporations. It’s a unique job for an art curator, in that it involves getting to know the tastes of a large group of executives rather than a small group of museum employees. It takes a sharp sense
By Jacob Nelson Sheetal Prajapati began Northwestern as an engineering major. The pursuit was short-lived. “That ended pretty quickly,” Prajapati said, “and I found liberal arts.” Prajapati, who currently works as the assistant director of learning and artists initiatives at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, spoke at last week’s speaker series
By Jacob Nelson Before she worked at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Sheetal Prajapati worked as a Northwestern undergraduate at the Block Museum. She had been unsure what to study at school, coming in as an engineering major, then shifting to history until finally settling on gender studies.