Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee, 2016

In 2016, MOCA presented Stage Design by Ming Cho Lee, a retrospective that celebrated the influential set designer. Lee is known for his groundbreaking abstract design sets of the 1960s and ’70s to his more recent hard-edge treatments. The exhibition followed Lee’s artistic career through more than 40 original maquettes, sketches, and photographic reproductions. He has shared his knowledge in theater, opera, and dance through his work at Yale School of Drama for over 65 years. As a recipient of the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013, Ming Cho Lee is one of the most acclaimed set designers in the U.S.