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MCA Artbar Summer 2023

Get your sweat on at the Museum of Contemporary Art's late-night cultural event.
By Marley Ng
November 30, 2023
By Marley Ng
November 30, 2023

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The Museum of Contemporary Art is coming in hot this summer with a steamy edition of Artbar. From 7–11pm on Friday, December 15, expect to get wet and wild at the sweat-themed edition of the late-night party, with art installations, AI projections, a cabaret performance and live hyper-pop and punk-metal tunes all on the program.

A DJ and crowds on the MCA rooftop.

Artist and writer JD Reforma is curating the cultural event, so it's sure to be quite the spectacle. Embrace silly season as soon as you arrive — Santa's Den will be posted on level one, where you can pose for a photo with artist EJ Son's version of Santa.

Two artists on the stairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Arvin Prem Kumar

Then, take a gander through the major Tacita Dean exhibit (included with your ticket) before discovering poetry works by Jazz Money in the stairwell, immersive digital artworks by Serwah Attafuah, an inflatable piece by Visaya Hoffie and other thought-provoking works throughout the museum.

A DJ and crowds on the MCA rooftop.

On the performance front, there'll be DJ sets by Ari Kiko and Wicked Bandit, dance performances by Morgan Hogg and Nini Voss, and even a visual-sonic AI presentation by creative studio Kopi Su and AnSo. Punk rockers TBX will be jamming on the rooftop, followed by electronic avant-pop duo Patamon.

First-release tickets are $39 for general admission and $32 for MCA Members and Concession. Prices will go up for second release, so get in quick. Book your tickets and find out more at the Museum of Contemporary Art website.

Top image: Arvin Prem Kumar

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