The series explores new perspectives in music, art and culture, according to the MCA.
The work had no title, and Chicagoans debated what it might be. A woman’s head? An Afghan hound? A seahorse? A baboon?
The museum says Wednesday this will be its first-ever traveling exhibition and will include some 600 items.
Bey has more than two decades of experience in the fields of art, culture, architecture and urban planning.
Exhibit includes clandestine as well as commissioned drawings and paintings by Jews, Poles and other citizens held at Auschwitz during World War II.
The exhibit spotlights the struggles and triumphs of the more than 20,000 ex-residents of the internment camps who settled in Chicago.
It’s the largest public presentation of the artist’s ceramics and groupings of other objects, reunited for the first time since they left his studio.