The MCA presents a site-specific commission by Costa Rican artist Federico Herrero for the museum's two-story atrium.
With Herrero's characteristic color blocks, Alphabet splashes bright colors onto the MCA entrance to create a large-scale, abstract landscape reminiscent of the tropical landscape in Central America. Alphabet flows down the atrium wall to the façade window to immerse the space with colored light that comes through the windows and changes as the day goes by. From summer through next spring, the mural can be experienced from inside the museum and from the MCA's front plaza, and like a real landscape, dramatically changes with the shifting weather conditions of the city. Federico Herrero: Alphabet is organized by MCA Associate Curator José Esparza.