Mana Contemporary's Spring 2017 Open House

Opening Sunday, April 30, from 1PM - 4PM

Mana Contemporary is leading a Nationwide Protest Against the Trump Administration’s Threat to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Mana Contemporary Chicago and its partnering locations in New Jersey and Miami intends to generate support among private and public arts sectors, and raise awareness of the NEA’s critical role in providing the nation’s most underfunded communities with access to the arts. Our organization is joining forces with the Bass Museum of Art, Brooklyn Rail, Clocktower, Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF), Gary Lichtenstein Editions (GLE), International Center of Photography (ICP), International Sculpture Center (ISC), Walter De Maria Archives, and the National Academy Museum to collect signatures for a mass petition to present to Congress.

In addition to signing our petition, we invite you to explore the open studios available at Mana Chicago. Artists at Mana, On The Real Film, will be showcasing a screening of TRANSITION TO POWER, in collaboration with Sixty Inches From Center. We will also unveil some of the selected films in a preview for Mana Chicago’s inaugural Body + Camera Festival. In addition to our exhibitions on view, experience temporary installations from Five Works artist Alex Bradley Cohen and The Floating Museum, featuring Artists at Mana Faheem Majeed and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford. Prompted by current works in our video exhibition Odes To Transience I Create, an Interactive Photo Studio inspired by Portraits of Craigslist Strangers by Jamie Diamond, will also be available for participation by the general public. Visit the ChiArts Visual Arts Department Senior Showcase Exhibition 2017 on view on the 6th Floor Flex Space.


Find out more about the event programming and location at the link below.