Credits

About This Site

This website was built on the occasion of the exhibition West by Midwest at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, November 17, 2018–January 27, 2019, organized by Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Charlotte Ickes with James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling. The selection of artists, places, and topics is not exhaustive but instead represents and expands the exhibition's focus on networks that influenced the trajectory of contemporary art in the United States.

All quotes are from interviews conducted by MCA staff with the artists unless otherwise noted. Images found on this site are for educational use and are published under the umbrella of the Fair Use doctrine.

All attempts have been made to fact-check the content on this site. If you notice errors or omissions, please let us know at webteam@mcachicago.org. We also invite you to contact us with additional information about the artists and communities described on the site.

Website

This website has been produced by the Design, Publishing, and New Media Department of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in collaboration with the Department of Rights and Images and Curatorial Department based on research by Charlotte Ickes, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. It is built using the MCA's web content management system.

DESIGN & PROGRAMMING
Tomáš Celizna

EDITORIAL
Shauna Skalitzky, Sheila Majumdar, Leah Froats, and David B. Olsen

AUDIO/VIDEO COMPILATION & EDITING
Bridget Reilly O'Carroll

TYPEFACE
Karl Nawrot

CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER
Susan Chun

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli

INTERIM DESIGN DIRECTOR
Gabriel Melcher

SENIOR EDITOR
Sheila Majumdar

WEB DEVELOPER
Alexander Shoup

DESIGNER
Christine Zavesky

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Dorothy Lin

ASSOCIATE VIDEO PRODUCER
Bridget Reilly O'Carroll

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Leah Froats

WEB CONTENT MANAGER
Anne Sheard

MANAGER OF PLANNING AND PRODUCTION
Lorenzo Conte

DESIGN AND PUBLISHING ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Christina Stephens

MANAGER OF RIGHTS AND IMAGES
Bonnie Rosenberg

RIGHTS AND IMAGES ASSISTANT
Elyssa Lange

JAMES W. ALSDORF CHIEF CURATOR
Michael Darling

ANDREW W. MELLON POSTDOCTORAL CURATORIAL FELLOW
Charlotte Ickes

RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Lindsay Hutchens

CURATORIAL INTERN
Elizabeth Smith

Exhibition Credits

Lead support for West by Midwest is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris: Caryn and King Harris, Katherine Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam and Joe Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, and Stephanie and John Harris; Zell Family Foundation; Cari and Michael J. Sacks; Karyn and Bill Silverstein; and the Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Exhibition Fund.

Major support is provided by Jennifer and Alec Litowitz.

Generous support is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship program.