AIDS, nukes and the 1980s in new Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art show


CHICAGO, IL (AP).- A new exhibit about the 1980s is opening at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring interpretations of icons like Ronald Reagan, Andy Warhol and Jesse Jackson, along with pieces that reflect on important issues from the decade: drug use, nuclear proliferation, AIDS and feminism. “This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s,” opening Saturday, includes about 140 paintings, photographs, movies and sculptures by some of the biggest artists from the era: Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe and Julian Schnabel. Exhibit chief curator Helen Molesworth, of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, said the financial crisis of 2008 reminded Americans of Black Monday in 1987, priming a look back at the earlier decade. A sequel to the movie “Wall Street” came