Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the Museum of Contemporary Art Collection

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CHICAGO. IL.- This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presents Pandora’s Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection from June 18 to October 16, 2011. Featuring a selection of rarely seen work by the beloved American master Joseph Cornell placed in direct dialogue with works from the MCA Collection, it aims to illuminate his continuing relevance and influence. The exhibition is grouped into ten distinct themes pulled from Cornell’s work, each given its own gallery: The Box as Altar, Feathered Fantasies, The Voyeur, Repetitions, Celestial Musings, A Reductive Language, Cut and Paste, Architecture and Art, The Lure of the Ocean, and Films. The exhibition is curated by Michael Darling, MCA James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, who says, “These connections and comparisons allow