Chicago museum hosts first major solo exhibition of local artist

January 29, 2014 by  

The exhibition ‘William J. O’Brien’ will be showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) until May 18. It is the first major solo exhibition for the artist who now lives and works in the Chicago area.

The exhibit is divided into several sections to fit with the artist’s many genres of art. These include sculpture, ceramics, drawings, paintings and textiles. It is curated by Naomi Beckwith of the MCA and Art Trevor Smith from the Peabody Essex Museum.

In addition, the display has hosted a couple of related talks and tours. Recently, the artist himself held one of these tours. On February 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Naomi Beckwith will be talking about William J. O’Brien and guiding visitors through the exhibition.

Art lovers from all over the area, including Morton Grove, will probably want to visit this exhibit. Local printing companies are often asked to provide advertising materials such as flyers to help those in the community know about such events.

“William J. O’Brien” is on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art until May 18. The museum is open Tuesday through Thursday. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for students and seniors; members of the military get in free. To find out more about the exhibit and/or the catalog, call 312-280-2660. A catalog of the exhibition is also available in the MCA store; it is a paperback and available for sale for $35 or $31.50 for museum members.

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