Born in Manhattan, poet and translator Michael Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969. He has worked with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company for over thirty years and has collaborated with many visual artists and composers.
While culture is always changing, some customs persist in their traditional form more than others. To explore this phenomenon, members of the American Indian and Japanese American communities in Chicago demonstrate how contemporary Powwow drumming stresses continuity with the past, while ensem
Recorded as part of the World Beyond the Headlines series, Ira Chernus tackles the question of why U.S. foreign policy aimed at building national strength and security has the paradoxical effect of making the country less safe and secure.
The MCA hosts three Changemakers Forums throughout the duration of Massive Change featuring Chicago-based speakers whose work addresses the concerns and ideas reflected in the exhibition and are making change on a global scale. In this installment, architect Stanley Tige
Lorenzo Meyer, an expert on Mexican politics and history, comments extensively on the issues surrounding this 2006 federal election. Meyer completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago and returned to Mexico to teach in the prestigious institution El Colegio de México.