Candida Alvarez (b. 1995, Brooklyn, NY; lives in Baroda, MI), Licking a Red Rose, 2020. Acrylic on linen, 80 1/4 × 68 1/8 in. (203.8 × 173 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Katherine S. Schamberg by exchange, 2021.4. Photo: Tom Van Eynde, courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery

A Look at “entre horizontes” in the Chicago Sun-Times

Kyle McMillan’s article for the Chicago Sun-Times, “MCA exhibit explores sense of place, intertwined history between Puerto Rico and Chicago,” explains the themes and cultural significance of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s contribution to Art Design Chicago.  

“Several factors spurred the organization of this show starting with Acevedo-Yates’ interest in the Puerto Rican migration to Chicago as well as the historical precedent of a 1972 solo show at the MCA spotlighting Puerto Rican-born artist Rafael Ferrer, who is now 90…In addition, the show received a grant from the Chicago-based Terra Foundation for American Art as part of “Art Design Chicago 2024,” a series of exhibitions and programs that in part look at how immigration has shaped the cultural and societal fabric of Chicago.”

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