Located on the second floor of the museum, the MCA's Commons places artistic and civic exchange at the heart of the museum. Everything that happens within the space, including an array of programs, community meetings, and artist projects, is meant to encourage formal and informal dialogue as well as interaction among artists, visitors, and communities. Programs and installations are organized by MCA Public Programs and our partner organizations. New events and experiences are added regularly.
Short Two hands hold a book open against a dark background.
Long A pair of light-skinned hands jut into the frame from the bottom-right and -left sides to showcase a paperback book against a dark background. The book is open to pages 46 and 47, which feature the start of an essay by Udita Upadhyaya titled "Guidelines for Collapse and Care."
Short Through the hazy lines of an old TV, a dark-skinned woman in a bikini stands in front of orange stripes implying a sunset. In the lower right-hand corner is an MTV logo.
Long A dark-skinned woman with long brown hair and bangs is posed in a pink bikini that is decorated with white flowers. She stands with her arms extended and legs in a classic contrapposto pose. She casts a silhouette on an object next to her. The background is a gradient moving downward from burgundy to red to orange to yellow to burgundy to green. There are two logos in the bottom-right corner, one that reads MTV and the other that reads HITS.
Short A person at the side of the road holds up a large, lime-green fabric sign that reads "I AM AN IMMIGRANT I CAME HERE TO TAKE YOUR JOB BUT YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!"
Long A person stands on the shoulder of a rural highway. They hold up at arms-length a lime-green banner reading "I AM AN IMMIGRANT I CAME HERE TO TAKE YOUR JOB BUT YOU DON'T HAVE ONE!" in large, black type. The words "but you don't have one" are underlined for emphasis. The fabric of the banner is half the person's size and conceals their upper torso, leaving only their jeans and black shoes visible.