B. Ingrid Olson: Just Connect: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

17 July - 8 November 2020 

The global pandemic has forced us to put intense scrutiny on the things we touch, the spaces we inhabit, and the people we come into contact with. The connections that make up our daily lives have become less familiar. In response, our curators have selected artworks from the MCA Collection that explore how we connect. The resulting exhibition reflects on the connections we share with others and the world around us, as well as the bond we feel most acutely in solitude—with ourselves.


Just Connect brings together artworks from artists across generations, nationalities, and media that respond to the idea of connection. Just Connect reminds us of what we have in common now, all that we had in common when we were separated, and the humanity we will continue to share as we rebuild our lives after a global crisis.


This exhibition is organized by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator; Harry C. H. Choi, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow; and Line Ajan, Barjeel Global Fellow and the Visual Arts department. It is presented in the Bergman Family Gallery on the second floor.