Loading Events
Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago
Apr 7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago


Nigerian-born British designer Duro Olowu is internationally recognized for his women’s wear label launched in 2004. The London-based designer’s work is characterized by unique fabrics and evocative patterns fashioned into impeccably constructed garments that speak to a cosmopolitan sensibility informed by his international background and a curator’s eye. Duro Olowu’s multinational and multicultural viewpoint has translated into wildly popular platforms and projects from his Instagram postings to his revelatory museum and gallery curatorial projects in London and New York that position him at the transcultural crossroads of art, culture, and fashion. Olowu is now curating a major exhibition drawn from the public and private art collections of Chicago, including the MCA’s collection that reveals his creative process in imagining relationships between artists and objects across time, media, and geography. Moving away from traditional exhibition formats, Olowu combines photographs, paintings, sculptures, and films in dense and textural scenes that incorporate his own work. In the final gallery, visitors encounter a cast of mannequins dressed in Olowu’s designs. The exhibition has a strong emphasis on art by women, artists of African descent, and self-taught or visionary artists.


Learn more about the area

Venue
Neighborhood
Carousel on Navy Pier
Streeterville

Why we love it There’s nothing not to love about stunning Streeterville. This buzzing enclave is home to historic Navy Pier, the provocative Museum of…

Learn more about the area

Venue
Neighborhood
Carousel on Navy Pier
Streeterville

Why we love it There’s nothing not to love about stunning Streeterville. This buzzing enclave is home to historic Navy Pier, the provocative Museum of…

Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

Explore hotels, flights, deals, and more

Plan your trip

Expedia
Expedia
Expedia
Expedia

Newsletter

Chicago Newsletter

Stay in the know

Sign up

Guide

Official Visitors Guide

Start planning today

Get the guide

Your Favorites


Made with  in Chicago