Fall Kick Off: Murakami and the Modern Contemporaries
  • September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Takashi Murakami describes his work as "surprising, bizarre, and out of ordinary."

Time is running out to experience the record-breaking exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg–and you're invited to enjoy unparalleled gallery access before the closing weekend! Enjoy live music, creative cocktails and festive bites by Café Modern, Murakami raffle prizes, and guided tours.

Attire: Colorful, surprising, bizarre, and out of the ordinary
This event is for members and guests who are 21–40 years of age.

Modern Contemporaries members are encouraged to bring friends who are interested in learning more about the Museum and membership..

Admission is free, but reservations are required by September 7. RSVP to 817.840.2170 or raymond@themodern.org.


Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki, 2005. Oil, acrylic, synthetic resins, fiberglass, and inox, in two parts.
Overall: 82 3/4 x 41 1/2 x 26 inches Kaikai
Overall: 83 7/8 x 40 1/4 x 19 3/4 inches Kiki
©2005 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. (Center Sculptures)
Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes, 2018.  Acrylic on canvas. ©2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. (5 square panels)
Takashi Murakami, Mememe, 2002. Hand silk-screened vinyl wallpaper. Dimensions variable. ©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. (Background wallpaper)
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Lead support for Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is provided by Kenneth C. Griffin, Helen and Sam Zell, Anne L. Kaplan, Cari and Michael Sacks, Galerie Perrotin, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, Gagosian, Andrea and Jim Gordon, and Susan Gaspari-Forest and Robert Forest.
Major support is provided by Blum & Poe and Liz and Eric Lefkofsky.
Generous support is provided by The Bluhm Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Jennifer and Alec Litowitz, Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Matt Bayer and Joyce Yaung and the Bayer Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation, Robert J. Buford, Marilyn and Larry Fields, Nancy Lerner Frej and David Frej, and Dana and Brian L. Newman.
Support for the presentation of 
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg in Fort Worth is generously provided by the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, the Dee J. Kelly Foundation, and Southwest Bank.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.