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Chicago’s MCA Debuts 1980s Exhibit, Coming To Walker

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art explores the decade of the 1980s with a new exhibit.

“This Will Have Been: Art, Love and Politics in the 1980s” opens Saturday. It features about 140 paintings, photographs, movies and sculptures. The exhibit highlights famous artists Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Robert Mapplethorpe and Julian Schnabel.

The artwork reflects icons from the decade, including Jesse Jackson, Ronald Reagan and Andy Warhol. The pieces also reflect on important issues during the 1980s, like nuclear proliferation, the AIDS crisis and feminism.

Chief curator Helen Molesworth says it’s time for American culture to revisit this period of history and discuss its legacy.

The exhibit runs until June 3. It also will show at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

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