The MCA presents the Portfolio component of the Chicago Public School’s (CPS) All-City Art Exhibition. The juried exhibition honors outstanding achievement in the visual arts by students attending art classes at CPS high schools. The Teen Portfolio Recognition features artwork from the top Senior portfolios for 2009 and is curated by Tricia Van Eck, MCA Curatorial Coordinator and Curator of Artists’ Book. Over 500 artworks in total are on view at the MCA and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many exhibition pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA exhibitions to share, we’d be delighted to hear from you.