2018 Events

To Be Seen and Heard Curator Talk

Thursday, May 24, 2018
7 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite

 Prophet William J. Blackmon (American, b. 1921-2010).  Heaven Bound #2 . Paint on wood. Courtesy of the Arient Family Collection. Photo (copyright) Jim Prinz

Prophet William J. Blackmon (American, b. 1921-2010). Heaven Bound #2. Paint on wood. Courtesy of the Arient Family Collection. Photo (copyright) Jim Prinz


To Be Seen and Heard brings attention to five often under-recognized Wisconsin artists: Prophet William J. Blackmon, Josephus Farmer, Simon Sparrow, Albert Zahn and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. These artists, who were preachers, environment builders and multi-media experimenters, created works not in isolation, but “to be seen and heard." Join the curators of the exhibition, Matt Arient and Tim Bruce, for a discussion about the themes and messages that bring this diverse set of artists together.


Bequest Planning Seminar

Thursday, May 24
5:30 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventrbite


Be a part of the bright future of Intuit! Name the museum as a beneficiary of your will, trust or IRA.

Join us at Intuit for a free seminar on the giving impacts of the new tax laws and your personal wealth planning on Thursday, May 24, just before the 7 p.m. To Be Seen and Heard curator talk.

Attorneys from Intuit’s partner, Duane Morris, LLP, will provide the latest guidance through the ins and outs of the new tax laws and the status of charitable donations.

Deiken Maloney, director of Goals Driven Investing at Northern Trust Bank, will discuss a new framework for thinking about wealth planning.  Northern Trust’s proprietary approach has been cited by the Financial Times Group as a key reason for Northern Trust being named “Best Private Bank in North America.” 

Click here to view a 2 minute video on Northern Trust’s website.


Opening Reception for Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition 2017-2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018
2-5 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public

Intuit's Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition will showcase participants in the 2017-2018 Teacher Fellowship Program. Inspired by self-taught and outsider art, students transform found and non-traditional materials into art pieces that reflect their personal visions. Join us for a free, family-friendly opening reception on May 19.

The Teacher Fellowship Program is Intuit's award-winning professional development program for teachers from Chicago Public Schools that reaches more than 600 students across Chicago annually. The core value of the program is enabling teachers to give their students an opportunity to translate their personal vision to art-making using non-traditional materials in a non-judgmental environment: Each person has creative potential. By participating in the program, teachers collaborate with colleagues on a lesson plan to help their students integrate the characteristics of outsider art into cross-disciplinary arts learning. Intuit's Teacher Fellowship Program is sponsored in part by generous grants from Crown Family Philanthropies, Polk Bros Foundation and Terra Foundation for American Art.


Benefit Trunk Show for Intuit

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 4-7 p.m,
Friday, May 11, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shop designer jewelry, blouses, shawls, trousers, scarves and more at this trunk show that benefits Intuit. Designer and business-owner Jill Heppenheimer will be on site to visit with guests over refreshments served on opening night.


Saturday, May 12, 2018
1-4 p.m.
$25 General Ticket
$20 Intuit Member Ticket
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
This workshop was cancelled due to low enrollment. We hope to reschedule in the future.

Coinciding with its current exhibition Philip Carey: Art in my Veins, Intuit is proud to welcome artist Philip Carey for a postal art workshop. Philip Carey’s work can be described as colorful, wacky, strange and full of fun. Born in 1942 in Long Beach, Calif., Carey creates art inspired by his dreams and the medical treatments he received between 2004 and 2015.

In this make-and-take workshop, Carey will help you share your own story through postal art. Enjoy a hands-on session in an informal creative setting with instruction on concept, materials, technique and process. Carey will discuss the experiences that inspired his postal art on view in the exhibition. You will create your own starter pack of original art envelopes using a variety of pencils, pens, markers and colored pencils. Then select one of your envelope designs for a small batch of reproductions, printed on-the-spot to send in the mail to friends, family, or other lucky postal art recipients! All supplies included. Postage will be provided too!


Restless Brain Meets Restless Hand: Artist Talk with Philip Carey

Thursday, May 10, 2018
7 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite

In conjunction with its current exhibition, Philip Carey: Art in my Veins, Intuit welcomes Philip Carey for an artist talk. Philip Carey’s work can be described as colorful, wacky, strange and full of fun. Born in 1942 in Long Beach, Calif., Carey creates art inspired by his dreams and the medical treatments he received between 2004 and 2015. During this period, Carey was diagnosed with heart disease, kidney disease and prostate cancer, and he began collecting the medical ephemera associated with his treatment. Carey will discuss the experiences that inspired his collages, postal art and dream drawings on view in the exhibition. The talk will conclude with a Q&A session.

Learn more about the artist at www.strangeartofphilipcarey.com


On the Table 2018: Amplifying Teen Voice in Museums

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5-6 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
Free and open to the public

Calling all teens! This Intuit pizza party is open to anyone interested in speaking up about how to make museums inclusive for teen visitors. Share some za and your ideas on ways Intuit and other cultural institutions in Chicago can make their exhibitions, programs and more as accessible as possible to teen audiences. 

This event kicks off an awesome summer of IntuiTeens, Intuit's teen internship program. Check it out: http://www.art.org/intuiteens/

Amplifying Teen Voices in Museums is a dinner conversation through the Chicago Community Trust's On the Table initiative. 


Monday, May 7, 2018
5:30-8:30 p.m.
THE TapRoom at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St., Chicago
21+ event (beer service only)
Tickets: $25
*Online ticket sales will end at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 7. You are still able to purchase tickets on site after that time.*
 

Spring Intuit with us at Lagunitas Brewing Company! What's a better way to give back than by sipping some beers for a good cause? All beer sales and ticket proceeds go directly to Intuit to help us at the museum fund our educational programming in CPS classrooms, youth-focused outreach projects and powerful exhibitions. 

While you and your friends cheers a couple Little Sumpin's, enjoy live jazz, free food, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more!

Please note: Onsite parking is limited. Street parking is available around the brewery but ride sharing and/or public transportation is highly recommended!

...or become a spring intuit: ART BREWT sponsor!

Sponsorship is $250. Sponsor benefits are:

  • Four tickets to spring intuit: ART BREWT
  • Acknowledgment on Intuit's website and social media
  • Recognition in event program and signage
  • Special mention by emcee during event announcements

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Harriet Finkelstein
Bene and Martin Nordenstahl
Phyllis Rabineau
Twisha Shah-Brandenburg
Cleo Wilson
Tracy Holmes
Nancy Gerrie
GolfBalloftheMonth.com
Ravenswood Event Services

Scott Lang
Kevin and Hunter Cole
Debra Kerr and Steve Thompson


 Artwork by Charles Steffen, courtesy of Christophe Preissing

Artwork by Charles Steffen, courtesy of Christophe Preissing

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite
*Tickets for this event are currently sold out. Please email intuit@art.org to be placed on the waitlist.*

Intuit is proud to partner with NON:op and Bodies of Work to present Inside Out: Narrative in Disability and Outsider Art, a panel discussion that questions the curatorial practice of framing disabled artists as medically pathological “outsiders.” Depictions of disability have always been central to the arts. Actual disabled people, however, rarely control narratives about this imagery. This discussion is part of an international effort to cultivate a middle ground that centers disabled people both inside and outside the arts world as artists, administrators and audiences.

PANELISTS
Alison Amick, Chief Curator, Senior Manager of Exhibitions at Intuit, Chicago
Matt Bodett, multi-media artist, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, Loyola University
Christophe Preissing, Artistic Director of NON:op, nephew of outsider artist Charles Steffen, Chicago
Carrie Sandahl, Director of Bodies of Work, UIC professor, artist, Chicago
Andy Slater, artist and musician, Chicago
Melissa Smith, Senior Manager of Learning at Intuit, Chicago

This panel is presented in association with NON:op’s performance, ON THE CUSP, May 4, 2018, which includes an exploration of disability representation in the historical avant-garde by artists with and without disabilities. For more information, visit www.nonopera.org.

ACCESSIBILITY
This event is wheelchair accessible and will have American Sign Language interpretation. An on-site personal assistant and restrooms that are wheelchair accessible and gender-neutral will be available. Please refrain from wearing scented products. For other disability accommodation requests, please contact Carrie Sandahl at csandahl@uic.edu.

ORGANIZATIONS
NON:op Open Opera Works explores timely social issues through the creation of interactive, multi-disciplinary and site-specific work.

Bodies of Work is a network of artists and organizations whose work explores the disability experience in new and unexpected ways.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is one of the premier museums in the world dedicated to presenting outsider art, defined as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who, instead, are motivated by their unique personal visions.


Closet Clearance Sale 2018

April 20-22, 2018
VIP First Dibs: Friday, April 20, 6-8 p.m. (Free for donors, $20 for non-donors)
Closet Clearance Sale: Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Free and open to the public)
Half-Price Sale: Sunday, April 22, 12-3 p.m. (Free and open to the public)
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
 

Intuit's annual Closet Clearance Sale includes thousands of new, vintage and gently-used women’s clothing and accessory items donated from Chicago's best closets and designers!

The best part? 100% of the proceeds directly support Intuit’s exhibitions, programming and educational events that celebrate outsider art.

This event is happening on the second floor of our building, while simultaneously on our first floor, there will be incredible outsider artworks for purchase in an Outsider Art Pop Up Sale, as well. Come shop for your walls and your wardrobe, all in the same weekend at Intuit.


Collectors Art Pop Up Sale

Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open to the public
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Intuit is hosting a collectors sale, where you can find works by Lee Godie, Howard Finster, Wesley Willis and many more incredible artists collected over the years by Intuit members! A percentage of the sales will go toward Intuit, helping the museum continue to exhibit powerful outsider art, offer engaging educational programs and cultivate creative arts interest in Chicago youth.

This event is happening on the first floor of our building, while, simultaneously on our second floor, there will be thousands of women's clothing and accessories for sale in the annual Closet Clearance Sale, as well. Come shop for your walls and your wardrobe, all in the same weekend at Intuit.


 Dog portrait by Katie Romans

Dog portrait by Katie Romans

Saturday, April 14, 2018
1-4 p.m.
$30 General Admission
$25 Intuit Members
Advance registration required
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
 

Teaching artist Katie Romans will lead you in a workshop as you learn to create a colorful painted portrait of your furry loved one. Step-by-step instructions for beginners will be available and experienced painters are encouraged to explore their personal style and practice different techniques. All supplies are included. Please bring a clear photo of your pet!


 Work from a past Form and Features event at Intuit

Work from a past Form and Features event at Intuit

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6-8 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite
 

Join us for a poetry discussion and workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In celebration of Intuit’s exhibition Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail, we will read and discuss poetry dedicated to popular culture. After engaging with the exhibit, participants will compose original poems that celebrate, investigate, and challenge pop culture figures and aesthetics.


Opening Reception: To Be Seen and Heard

 Prophet William J. Blackmon (American, 1921-2010). The Family Path of the Whole Earth to Heaven (detail), n.d. Latex and enamel paint on plywood. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of the artist. M1988.179

Prophet William J. Blackmon (American, 1921-2010). The Family Path of the Whole Earth to Heaven (detail), n.d. Latex and enamel paint on plywood. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of the artist. M1988.179

Thursday, March 22, 2018
5-8 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
 

Help us celebrate the opening of To Be Seen and Heard! This exhibition showcases five often under-recognized Wisconsin outsider artists. The reception is free and open to everyone! Please bring yourself and your friends to enjoy art, refreshments and mingling. Learn more about the exhibition: http://www.art.org/to-be-seen-and-heard


Telling Your Story: Creating Collages with Della Wells

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$25 General Tickets
$20 Intuit & LUMA Members Ticket
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

 Della Wells, "Mambo Washday"

Della Wells, "Mambo Washday"

In partnership with Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in conjunction with its exhibition Her Story, My Dreams: The Images of Della Wells (on view February 6–June 2, 2018), Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is proud to welcome self-taught Milwaukee-based artist Della Wells for a collage workshop. Driven by personal narratives, political struggles and imaginary stories, Wells’ colorful collage works reflect her interest in African American history, gender studies and theology.

In this make-and-take workshop, Wells will help you tell your own story through collage. Participants will enjoy a hands-on session in an informal creative setting with instruction on process, narrative storytelling, materials and techniques.

All supplies included, though attendees are encouraged to bring papers, fabric remnants or other pieces they would like to incorporate into their collage. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration required.


Thursday, March 1, 2018
7 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite


What is the link between psychological states and the creative process? Is there a relationship between psychosis and the artistic impulse? Between Madness and Art examines these issues through the story of Dr. Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933), a German student of psychiatry and art history, and an early recognizer of outsider art. Intuit is hosting this screening in conjunction with Rare Nest Gallery's exhibition Otto Neumann: Modern Degenerate.


Saturday, February 24, 2018
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
$30 General Ticket
$25 Intuit Member Ticket
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
This workshop was cancelled due to low enrollment. We hope to reschedule in the future.


In conjunction with its current exhibition In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin (on view through March 11, 2018), Intuit welcomes Chicago-based jewelry artist Paula Addington for a jewelry making workshop.

Eddie Owens Martin (1908-1986), also known as St. EOM, was the creator of Pasaquan and a visionary artist influenced by many artistic traditions--Mesoamerican, African, and eastern art—which are reflected in the original drawings, sculptures, paintings, regalia and jewelry on view at Intuit.

Paula Addington’s artistic necklaces are known for their bold, colorful and dramatic flair. In this make-and-take workshop, Addington will help you create your own vibrant beaded necklaces, pendants and other items inspired by the flamboyant spirit and bright colors in the works of Eddie Owens Martin.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on session in an informal creative setting with instruction on process, materials and techniques. All supplies are included, though attendees are encouraged to bring any pendants or other materials they would like to incorporate into their jewelry. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration required.


Saturday, February 10, 2018
2 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite


Pasaquan Director Michael McFalls will discuss Eddie Martin's early years in New York City as a "midnight cowboy-style" street hustler, and other eccentric ways he made ends meet. Eddie's first Pasaquoyan visions will be explained, including how those visions led to his transformation to the self-anointed St. EOM, which eventually influenced him to move back home to Georgia.

McFalls will present photos of St. EOM's Pasaquan, discuss his process and explain how the images that he created are infused with his early experiences in New York and his interest in ancient civilizations. The discussion will end by covering Eddie's death, the Kohler Foundation restoration of the Pasaquan site in 2015 and the rebirth of Pasaquan since Columbus State University has taken ownership.


Artist and Curator Q&A and Opening Reception for Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail

Friday, January 26
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Artist/Curator Q&A Discussion at 7 p.m.
Intuit
756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public

Please join the Intuit community at the museum Friday, Jan. 26 for an open house reception celebration for our exhibition, Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail. The artist himself, Stephen Warde Anderson, will be present at the exhibition’s opening to mingle with attendees and chat about his works.

Anderson will also engage with one of the show's curators, Mike Noland, in a Q&A discussion at 7 p.m.

There will be free refreshments available for guests to enjoy!

About Stephen Warde Anderson, and the exhibiton:

After attending University of Chicago for one year, then serving in the United States Navy for four years, Rockford, Ill., native Stephen Warde Anderson decided he’d spend the rest of his life creating things.

His nontraditional route to uncovering his artistic talents, as well the fact that his skills are entirely self-taught, make Anderson’s work all the more astonishing. Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail captures the pointillist techniques he employed in his earliest works.

Anderson began his foray into the art world through charcoal and pencil drawings, and then graduated on to painting through the development of his own methods for production, such as mixing tempera with his own saliva. He also fashioned flexible stylus instruments from small cut pieces of whipped cream containers, which he used alongside sewing needles to create tiny paint dots and striations.

Anderson’s art is heavily concentrated in portraits of film stars, famous women, and historical subjects. Intuit will be showcasing more than 30 of these paintings, two never-before-seen by the public.  “Attention to Detail" pulls together many of Anderson’s original pieces from a variety of private collections.

This exhibition focuses primarily on the naissance of Anderson’s career as an artist, during which time his portraits stand out as remarkably meticulous. Anderson’s first paintings took well over a year each for him to finish, speaking to his intense attention to detail, as reflected in the show’s title.


Thursday, January 18: Early access 2-6 p.m.; Vernissage 6-9 p.m.
Friday, January 19: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 20: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, January 21: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY


Intuit is excited to return to Outsider Art Fair New York for its twenty-sixth year. The Fair will feature more than 60 galleries from nine countries, including eight first-time exhibitors, showing work by self-taught artists from their respective regions.

We will be selling Intuit's original publications at the Fair. Stop by our booth and say hello!


 Eddie Owens Martin/St. EOM (American, 1908-1986). Untitled, n.d. Gouache on paper, 11.75 x 16 in. Image courtesy of LaGrange Art Museum

Eddie Owens Martin/St. EOM (American, 1908-1986). Untitled, n.d. Gouache on paper, 11.75 x 16 in. Image courtesy of LaGrange Art Museum

Friday, January 5
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Intuit
756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public


Please join us for a night of celebrating the opening of our exhibition, In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin. There will be complimentary refreshments for all, and tons of exciting artwork to enjoy!

Special guests: the poets of Poems While You Wait will be at the museum, typewriters and all, ready to create custom-made, original poems for reception attendees.

About Eddie Owens Martin, and the exhibition:

Eddie Owens Martin (1908-1986), who, in his later years, referred to himself as St. EOM, was the creator of Pasaquan. This visionary artist, who had no formal training, reveled in the intuitive creative art process. St. EOM was influenced by many artistic traditions, including Mesoamerican, African, and eastern art, but the content of his work was constructed from utopian visions.

Pasaquan is a seven-acre art environment that consists of six major structures, more than 900 feet of painted masonry fence, painted totems, decorative walkways, sculptures, and other art and artifacts in southwest Georgia’s Marion County. Pasaquan is considered among the most important visionary art environments in the United States. Nearly 30 years after the artist’s death—long after the brightly painted masonry had begun to fade literally and figuratively—the Kohler Foundation, the Pasaquan Preservation Society and Columbus State University partnered to bring this extraordinary art environment back to life.

This exhibition features a large selection of never-before-seen original drawings, sculptures, paintings, regalia, adornments and other examples of art by St. EOM. Through the use of original art, informational text panels, and vintage and contemporary photographs, this colorful exhibit tells the incredible story of the life of the creator of Pasaquan.

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin originated from the LaGrange Art Museum, and is made available by the courtesy of Columbus State University, Columbus State University Foundation, Inc., Pasaquan in Buena Vista, Georgia, and through a gift by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. 

Curated by Fred C. Fussell