Color Therapy: Howardena Pindell at the MCA
This past Sunday was unbelievably beautiful. It was a warm 52 degrees - the kind of 52 degrees that makes you feel like tights are optional and sunshine is necessary. I was in need of a little color therapy (it's like retail therapy, but cheaper), so Tim and I headed downtown to check out the new Howardena Pindell exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. I'd worked on doing some preliminary research and polling for the exhibit when I worked as an intern for the MCA last summer, so it was amazing to see the research come to fruition in an expertly curated and informative collection with pieces so textured my hands were just itching to reach out and touch them.
If you're in the Chicago area this spring, you should definitely check out the exhibit! It's called Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen and it will be running through May 20th. Go and find yourself asking questions about memory, history, race, and personhood. Then go sit in the Commons, enjoy a little midcentury modern color popping and sip some tea at the brand new restaurant/cafe Marisol. It's an excellent Chicago date spot and an absolute must on a day like Sunday!