Chris Ofili's first Permanent Museum Commission in the United States
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Ongoing

Chris Ofili was invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to design an immersive interior, including a large-scale mural, for the newly renovated restaurant Marisol. The restaurant is now open as part of a $16 million renovation of the museum's public spaces.

As The New York Times reported, "The highlight is a new restaurant . . .  [The museum] has selected the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili, who now lives in Trinidad, to create a major site-specific mural for the restaurant, which will be his first permanent museum commission in the United States. 'Really, the entire restaurant is his commission,' Ms. Grynsztejn [Madeleine Grynsztejn, Director of MCA Chicago] added.

Image: Chris Ofili, The Sorceress' Mirror, 2017 (detail). Photo: Kendall McCaugherty, © MCA Chicago.