MCA ARTEDGE 50
The Museum of Contemporary Art toasted its 50th birthday and the debut of its latest exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” with a star-studded bash. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Kerry James Marshall, and Hebru Brantley were among the notable attendees to fête Murakami, who treated guests to a special preview of his retrospective before the evening’s elegant tented dinner in Lake Shore Park. After remarks by MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and a video message by the evening’s musical curator, Pharrell, Janelle Monáe closed out the soirée with a spirited performance for the crowd of more than 600.
Kerry James Marshall and Cheryl Lynn Bruce Larry Gagosian Hebru Brantley Theaster Gates and Allen Turner Kimbal Musk
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Takashi Murakami, and Madeleine Grynsztejn
Allison Rojas and Marc Ecko