Between Horizons: How Chicago Is A Center For Puerto Rican Art


abstract artwork of woman at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

floral artwork at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Chicago and Puerto Rico have deeply intertwined roots of migration and social justice movements, and this exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago reflects how artists have interpreted this commingled history.

“Chicago is home to one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the United States,” says Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates. “Entre Horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico features Puerto Rican artists with close ties to the city, while recognizing Chicago as an important center for Puerto Rican activism and self-determination.”

The exhibition, which is presented in both English and Spanish, not only examines the rise of anti-colonialism and its influence on artists in Chicago but also uses the common horizon line—Chicago’s over Lake Michigan and Puerto Rico’s over the Caribbean—as a point of connection.