Marisol is named for Venezuelan-American artist Marisol (1930–2016), a star of the New York art scene and friend of Andy Warhol. Marisol’s iconoclasm and glamour, combined with her international outlook, make her a fitting inspiration for the MCA’s new restaurant.
Marisol’s gift of the sculpture Six Women in 1968 started the MCA’s collection. As a nod to our namesake, some of the items featured on the menu are inspired by the artist’s favorite dishes.
The MCA commissioned British artist Chris Ofili to design an immersive art environment for Marisol. The centerpiece of this permanent commission is a vibrant wall painting in the private dining room that inspired the restaurant’s gem-toned color scheme.
Born in Manchester, England, Ofili represented Britain in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, and won the prestigious Turner Prize in 1998. His work, which has been exhibited and collected internationally, draws on a wide range of sources including jazz and hip-hop, poetry, and the Bible.
Marisol is an ideal destination for your next special event, offering inventive food, an outstanding location, and artful interiors. Our private dining room seats 40 people and is perfect for corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, bridal showers, or any festive catered affair.
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