Artist Takashi Murakami and Curator Michael Darling in Conversation

  • June 5, 2018 7:00 PM

This event will be streamed live beginning at 6:30 pm via the Museum’s Facebook page, and at Youtube.

Artist Takashi Murakami and Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, are in conversation in conjunction with the Modern’s upcoming exhibition TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG. The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Museum's auditorium. Seating begins at 5:15 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentation will be shown in Café Modern for 100 additional guests.

This event is for ticketholders only. The Museum will not be open to the public. Tickets for the lecture are available to purchase online beginning at 10 am CST on Monday, May 21, for $10. Tickets to watch the live broadcast in Café Modern will also go on sale at this time for $5. Limit 2 tickets per transaction. Tickets are not available by phone or in person.

The exhibition TAKASHI MURAKAMI: THE OCTOPUS EATS ITS OWN LEG and the Modern Shop will not be open the evening of the conversation. A cash bar will be available in the Grand Lobby before the presentation, beginning at 5:15 pm. Beverages in Café Modern’s sealed reusable cups ($4) are allowed in the auditorium. A cash bar will also be available for café ticket holders in Café Modern, beginning at 5:15 pm.


Image credit: Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board
141 ¾ x 283 ½ x 3 in. (360 x 720 x 7.7 cm)
Private collection, courtesy of Galerie Perrotin. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 
Image copyright: Photo: Adam Reich