This blog has been created to be a companion to the Works In Progress program that happens the first Tuesday of every month at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Works in Progress started in October of 2007, as part of an effort to explore the creative process of contemporary artists, most of whom live and work here in Chicago. We invite artists to come work on site at the museum for a day in the Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Center lobby and encourage museum visitors to talk to the artists, ask questions, and be inspired. To allow people access to the thoughts, work and techniques that go into creating a finished work of art.
We have been incredibly fortunate to have partnered with a great group of artists thus far. This blog is meant to archive the program and also provide a platform to ask the participating artists questions that will hopefully further illuminate the great variety that exists in contemporary art practice. To answer questions about their process and inspiration.