Hamza Walker

It’s an exciting time for Chicago’s contemporary art scene. At least Hamza Walker, curator of the Renaissance Society and recipient of the 2010 Ordway Prize, thinks so. “This is a moment for Chicago,” says Walker. “Madeleine Grynsztejn has become the Phil Jackson of museum directors. She’s assembling her all-star team: Michael Darling, Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete.” While the new curatorial team at the Museum of Contemporary Art has garnered a lot of attention, the art world has also migrated here to see three significant exhibitions that have charged Chicago with new energy.