Chance the Rapper, Solange Knowles, and Vince Staples Speaker Series @ MCA Chicago
I know you've seen Takashi Murakami's The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibition already, but the museum just announced an incredible speaker series with three of your favorite hip-hop and R&B figures.
Chance the Rapper, Solange Knowles, and Vince Staples will appear as part of the MCA's 50th-anniversary celebration this fall. The series is called "In Sight Out", and was created in partnership with Pitchfork and sponsored by MailChimp. The collaborative series will explore new perspectives on music, art, and culture. Tickets to each event will be $20 for general admission, $15 for members, and a limited amount of $10 student tickets will be available for purchase.
Solange Knowles, the songwriter and recording and visual artist luminary, will appear first, on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 pm for an evening of conversation with writer Britt Julious of the Chicago Tribune. Tickets for her talk will be on sale Wednesday, August 23rd at noon here.
Vince Staples, California rapper, will appear on Friday, October 13th at 6 pm with Pitchfork managing editor Matthew Schnipper. Staples has come a long way from his upbringing in Long Beach in California's Ramona Park neighborhood. In a world full of painful departures, his art gives listeners reason to believe that as he advances, the people who have left him and the people who he's left behind will still be waiting for him at the end. Tickets to his talk will be on sale September 6th at noon here.
Chance the Rapper, Chicago-based musician and activist, will appear last with journalist Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, an award-winning journalist who specializes in telling South Side stories. Chancellor Johnathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Tickets for his talk will be on sale October 11th at noon here.
To learn more about In Sight Out, visit the MCA's website here.