Library Hours: Explore the MCA’s Performance Archive

Announcement for MCA kinetic theatre performance, Illinois Central, by Carolee Schneemann, 1968. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.


Peek into the MCA’s storied history of performance through never-before-seen ephemera and documentation put together by MCA archivists and librarians, Erin Matson and Mary Richardson, and Manager of Rights and Images Bonnie Rosenberg.

Performance curators Yolanda Cesta Cursach and Tara Aisha Willis lead guided tours of the museum’s private staging areas while sharing unknown details about past performances as well as looking ahead to the current MCA Stage season.


12:30 pm Behind "the Stage" Tour with Yolanda Cesta Cursach, Curator of Performance
2:30 pm Behind "the Stage" Tour with Tara Aisha Willis, Associate Curator of Performance