In a Cloud, In a Wall, In a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Mid-century

Meet for dinner at IDOF Fresh Mediterranean
Counter service only — self pay 
60 E Jackson Blvd • Chicago, IL 60604

Then take a short walk to the museum.
For those just attending the exhibit, 
please meet outside exhibit enterance.
111 South Michigan Avenue • Chicago, IL 60603

The work of Clara Porset, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Cynthia Sargent, and Sheila Hicks has never been shown together before. While some of these artists and designers knew one another and collaborated together, they are from different generations, and their individual work encompasses a range of media varying from furniture and interior design to sculpture, textiles, photography, and prints. They all, however, share one defining aspect: Mexico, a country in which 
they all lived or worked between the 1940s and 1970s. During this period they all realized projects that breached disciplinary boundaries and national divides.

This exhibition is the first to explore Mexico’s impact on these visionary artists and designers. It takes its title from a quote by Clara Porset, a political exile from Cuba who became one of Mexico’s most prominent modern furniture designers.