MFA Show


April 26–May 14
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

Reception: Friday, April 25, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The MFA Show is the culminating presentation of MFA candidates and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public. For four months, graduating MFAs work with a team of three distinguished Guest Curators and 11 Graduate Curatorial Assistants to envision the exhibition. This invested approach allows for dialogue, process, and collaborative decision-making to bring the MFA Show to fruition over time. This year's Guest Curators are Naomi Beckwith (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago), Sarah Urist Green (Curator and Host, The Art Assignment), and Cortney Lederer (MFA 2009—Director of Exhibitions and Residencies, Chicago Artists Coalition).

For more information on participating artists, the curatorial teams, and to see the making of the MFA Show in process, visit