2018 Past Events

Art21 Screening: “San Francisco Bay Area”

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7 p.m.
Free via Eventbrite | Advanced registration required
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

Intuit is proud to join the Art21 Screening Society to host a free screening of “San Francisco Bay Area,” a new Art in the Twenty-First Century episode featuring Creative Growth Art Center, Katy Grannan, Lynn Hershman Leeson and Stephanie Syjuco.

 Dan Miller.  Untitled , 2012. Ink and acrylic on paper; 21 x 22.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland. © Creative Growth Art Center.

Dan Miller. Untitled, 2012. Ink and acrylic on paper; 21 x 22.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland. © Creative Growth Art Center.

Creative Growth Art Center is a non-profit that serves artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation. Intuit’s own collection includes works by Creative Growth artists past and present, including Judith Scott, Dan Miller, Donald Mitchell and Dwight Mackintosh.

This event is presented as a part of Art21 Screening Society, the free global screening program in support of the upcoming ninth season of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series. With each edition, Art21 invites a wide variety of partners—schools, universities, libraries, museums, nonprofit organizations, galleries, arts and cultural spaces, community centers, and more—to screen one of the new episodes from the series.


Intuit Trip to the Figge Art Museum

Saturday, November 17, 2018
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA
Tickets: $50 General | $45 Intuit Member
Includes transportation, lunch, admission, tour
Registration for this event is now closed.

Join Intuit on a daylong art excursion to the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa! After lunch at the museum, you will have self-guided time to explore the exhibitions and collections on your own. During the second half of our visit, we will gather for docent-led tours of Figge’s Collection Highlights as well as the current exhibition, William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography, which includes works by Hawkins from Intuit’s own collection. Enjoy viewing outsider art-related films during the bus ride to and from Iowa too!

ITINERARY

8:00 a.m. Bus departs from Intuit
11:30 a.m. Lunch at Figge Art Museum
12 p.m. Self-guided time to explore museum
2 p.m. Docent-led tour
3:30 p.m. Depart from Figge Art Museum
7 p.m. Bus returns to Intuit

TICKETS (registration is now closed)

Ticket includes a charter bus transportation, lunch, museum admission and guided tour. You will be contacted regarding your lunch selection upon registration.

Questions about the trip? Email intuit@art.org or call (312) 243-9088.

Learn more about the Figge Art Museum at www.figgeartmuseum.org.


 Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003).  The Chicago Skyline, Sears Tower, Chicago River…  (detail), 1986. Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen on board, 28 x 42 in. Collection of Rolf and Maral Achilles

Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003). The Chicago Skyline, Sears Tower, Chicago River… (detail), 1986. Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen on board, 28 x 42 in. Collection of Rolf and Maral Achilles

November 1-3, 2018
Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

Registration: $100 General | $35 Student
Additional fees for Ticketed Events | Hotel rooms available

In support of Intuit's Art Design Chicago exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, Intuit is proud to present the Art Against the Flow Summit

The Summit will provide a forum for the various constituents of outsider art--artists, educators, curators, dealers, collectors, students and general appreciators--to contribute to the conversations, panels and programming surrounding the role of place in the artistic output from a wide spectrum of artists.

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Chicago Collections Crawl

Explore the private collections of three prominent outsider art collectors in Chicago.
Charter bus transportation, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and collector-led tour of each home included
$35 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only
Location: Depart from/return to Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street, or return to Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Envisioning Intuit’s New Façade, Design in Motion Workshop for Chicago Design Week
Summit attendees are invited to participate in designing architectural elements for the façade of Intuit’s soon-to-be renovated museum building. Intuit’s building is a historic structure with a registered façade, thanks to the ornamental details of its stone window frames; however, some elements of its original façade are missing. Intuit will recreate the missing masonry, frieze and cornice using pieces designed collaboratively by members of its community and inspired by the art in its collection and by the stories of outsider artists—combining the classical with the other-ness of outsider art. Intuit invites outsider art enthusiasts to create drawings, clay models and wood carvings of “trimming” elements, which can later be reproduced and prototyped to be considered for the new façade, allowing Intuit to express some of the stories it has heard, the art-making it has witnessed and the power of the art exhibited in its interior.
Free via Eventbrite | Advanced RSVP required | Open to the public
www.art.org/design-in-motion-workshop
Location: Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Summit Meet and Greet

As a Summit attendee, you will be welcomed at Intuit to explore the exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow and meet old and new colleagues.
Welcome remarks: Debra Kerr (executive director, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art), Rick Kogan (senior writer and columnist, Chicago Tribune), Jennifer Siegenthaler (program director, Terra Foundation for American Art)
Location: Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Pastries, coffee, and tea
Included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address and Summit Kickoff

Kenneth Burkhart and Lisa Stone, co-curators of Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, will be joined by Chicago We Own It curator William Swislow to kick-off the summit in a keynote address.
Speakers: Kenneth Burkhart (independent curator, New York), Lisa Stone (curator, Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago), William Swislow (writer; art collector; lecturer, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Chicago)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Chicago & Self-taught Art

Delve into the fabric of the city of Chicago with Richard Cahan and Lynne Warren in a conversation examining how cultural conditions lend support to the development and acceptance of new art forms.
Moderator: Richard Cahan (author and publisher, Chicago)
Speaker: Nicholas Lowe (curator, Goat Island Archive and Roger Brown La Conchita CA Collection; associate professor of historic preservation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Lynne Warren (curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Re-visiting Jean Dubuffet's renowned 1951 "Anti-Cultural Positions" lunchtime lecture at the Arts Club of Chicago

Enjoy a discussion on Jean Dubuffet’s seminal text “Anti-cultural Positions,” delivered at The Arts Club in 1951, which elucidated his groundbreaking approach to auteurs--Dubuffet’s term for Art Brut artists.
Speaker: Edward M. Gómez (journalist; author; critic; curator)
Lunch and transportation included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Chicago

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Beyond Chicago: Place Influencing Artists and Artists Influencing Place
This panel serves as a forum for European partners and a U.S.-based educator to discuss the role of locale in influencing how non-mainstream artists flourish and create—and how their creative output may have impacted those regions where concentrations of artists have been embraced and celebrated.
Moderator: Debra Kerr (executive director, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Speakers: Edward M. Gómez (journalist; author; critic; curator), Hans Looijen (director, Outsider Art Museum, Amsterdam), Jerry Stefl (arts educator and board education committee co-chair, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Roger Brown Study Collection Open House

Explore the Roger Brown Study Collection--a public home, archive, and Artists’ Museum assembled by Brown (an Intuit founder) as an ecosystem where works by artists from within and beyond the academic mainstream mingle and converse.
Transportation not included, staff-led tour included, bar and snacks provided
$20 - Ticketed Summit Event - Separate registration required - Open to Summit attendees only
Location: Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted Street

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Breakfast

Pastries, coffee, and tea
Included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Chicago We Own It: Style and Sensibility in Chicago Collections

This discussion will explore space, place, and collectors’ personalities as expressed in collections of art in and around Chicago.
Moderator: William Swislow (writer; art collector; lecturer, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Chicago)
Speakers: Patric McCoy (collector; founder and president, Diasporal Rhythms), Michael Noland (artist and art collector), Jan Petry (art collector; former exhibitions chair and current board president, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art), Cleo Wilson (art collector; founder, former executive director, and past board president, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Artists of our Time

In this conversation, non-mainstream artists will discuss personal and social aspects of their work.
Moderator: Faheem Majeed (artist and curator)
Speakers: Dr. Charles Smith (artist), Marvin Tate (artist), Della Wells (artist)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break (on your own)


2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Future of the Genre: What's next?

Panelists will discuss how they embrace non-mainframe work and if/how they might commit more fully to the inside/outside conversation, as well as discuss how the market has impacted the representation of non-mainstream artists.
Moderator: Leisa Rundquist (associate professor of art history, University of North Carolina Asheville)
Speakers: Laura Bickford (assistant curator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center), Carl Hammer (gallerist, Carl Hammer Gallery), Randy Vick (professor of art therapy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jenenne Whitfield (chief executive officer, The Heidelberg Project)
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Happy Hour

Continue the conversation with colleagues old and new over beverages!
One free drink included for all Summit ticket holders
Location: Ace Hotel Chicago, 311 N. Morgan Street

Please note: Intuit reserves the right to use photographs/videos taken at any event hosted by the museum, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The museum may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by the museum, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, and website. Intuit also reserves the right to share registrants' email addresses with fellow Summit attendees at the conclusion of the event. If you prefer to opt-out, please email intuit@art.org.

TICKETED SUMMIT EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETED SUMMIT EVENTS ARE OPEN TO SUMMIT REGISTRANTS ONLY

Envisioning Intuit’s New Façade, Design in Motion Workshop - Free

Chicago Collections Crawl - $35
Includes transportation, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and collector-led tour of each home.

Roger Brown Study Collection Open House - $20
Transportation not included, staff-led tour included, bar and snacks provided

RECOMMENDED OFFSITE EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

An Evening with Chicago Artist Marvin Tate
Join Chicago artist Marvin Tate for an immersion in his art and process in the intimacy of his home and studio. Located in the hip Avondale neighborhood, Tate’s home and basement studio are a real treasure trove of works, including assemblages, sculptures, dioramas (as seen in the Intuit Store). This evening presents a unique opportunity to get a close-up look at one of the Summit’s artist speakers and to enjoy an evening of art and culture off the beaten path. Tate, also an acclaimed musician, will provide a light acoustic night of entertainment with members of the Chicago music scene. Presented by Marvin Tate and White Color Productions. Learn more about the artist at www.artistmarvintate.com.
$10 donation at the event - Street parking - Wine & snacks provided
RSVP: Tiphanie Spencer | White Color Productions | 213.519.6404 | tiphaniespencer@gmail.com
Location: 3106 N. Sawyer Avenue

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Summit After Party
Aron Packer Projects and Project Onward partner together for a final event to celebrate the Art Against the Flow Summit! The paired exhibitions feature artwork from the 1980’s through the present, and address issues of disability, the urge to create no matter what, and the manifestation of the visionary world of each unique artist. Project Onward presents After Party: Works on paper by Tony Davis and Pure Imagination: Works by Project Onward Artists. Aron Packer Projects presents Body and Soul / Charles Steffen / works on paper and Hearts and Brains / Iris Adler / machines and sculpture.
Free for Summit attendees and friends -
www.projectonward.org - www.packergallery.com
Location: Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Racine Entrance
Project Onward, 4th Floor | Aron Packer Projects at Chicago Ceramic Center, 5th Floor

ONGOING ALL WEEKEND

Hairy Who? 1966-1969
Explore the work of six groundbreaking Chicago artists who embodied irreverence and youthful fearlessness in a time of national upheaval.
$25 general admission - www.artic.edu
Location: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Avenue

The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980
During the 1960s and 70s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on its South Side. Defined by the city’s social, political, and geographic divides and by the energies of its multiple overlapping art scenes, it was a vibrant era of creative expression that produced a cultural legacy whose impact continues to unfold nationally and internationally. The Time Is Now! examines this watershed cultural moment—brimming with change and conflict—and the figures who defined it. Focusing primarily on African American artists in and out of the Black Arts Movement, the exhibition features approximately 100 objects assembled from the Smart Museum’s collection and other public and private collections, including art and ephemera associated with the Wall of Respect, the Civil Rights Movement, AfriCOBRA, Afrofuturism, the Hairy Who, outsider art, and the radical jazz of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
Free admission - www.smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Location: Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Ka-Bam! Holy Moly! ‘70s and ‘80s Chicago Art From the Lonn Frye Collection
Opening reception Friday, November 2, 6-8 p.m.
Free admission - www.carlhammergallery.com
Location: Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells Street

Sculpture Objects Functional Art (SOFA)
SOFA is the premier gallery-presented art fair dedicated to three-dimensional art and design. Critically acclaimed and continuously running since 1994, what distinguishes SOFA from other top art events is its focus on three-dimensional artworks that cross the boundaries of fine art, decorative art and design. SOFA is noted for its exceptional presentation, with an elite selection of international dealers presenting for sale one-of-a-kind masterworks in handsome, custom-designed gallery exhibits. SOFA is held annually in the fall, with an average of 80 dealers and 35,000 people attending.
$25 general admission - www.sofaexpo.com
Location: Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue

SUMMIT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Alison Amick, Kenneth Burkhart, Debra Kerr, Melissa Smith, Jerry Stefl, Lisa Stone, Randy Vick

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

The Art Against the Flow Summit is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Summit is presented in conjunction with Intuit's exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow is also funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Intuit thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the Art Against the Flow Summit:


Uncle Fun: You’re The One
Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7 p.m.
$7 General Tickets | $5 Intuit Members
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

Uncle Fun: You're The One is a loving and nostalgia-filled documentary about the iconic, now closed, Chicago novelty and toy store Uncle Fun and the man behind it, Ted Frankel. Made by first-time filmmaker Laura Scruggs, the film explores how the store began (as well as the store before it, Goodies); what the Uncle Fun store and Frankel have meant over the years to many devoted customers; Ted's unexpected tragedy; the closing of the store; other fun stores around the country that Uncle Fun inspired; and Frankel's current life as founder and operator of Sideshow, the gift shop at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Uncle Fun is a story about being happy, being yourself, following your heart, and having hope.

After the screening, the film’s director, Laura Scruggs, and, Uncle Fun himself, Ted Frankel, will be joined in conversation by William Swislow, curator of Intuit’s current exhibition, Chicago We Own It.

State Street Stuff, “the grooviest store in SW Michigan” selling “eclectic, whimsical & awesome stuff,” will be on site with toys, novelty gifts and more!

Running time: 60 minutes


Design in Motion Workshop #1

Friday, October 19, 2018
5-7 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Free via Eventbrite

As part of a larger series in partnership with Chicago Design Week and Ordre des Architectes , Intuit is seeking your eye for architecture! We’re inviting Intuit fans, outsider art enthusiasts and the Chicago community to provide insights for the design of the façade of Intuit’s soon-to-be renovated museum building.

The workshop is facilitated by Odile Compagnon, a member of the Ordre des Architectes and an adjunct professor of architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This event gives interested community members the chance to create drawings, clay models and wood carved renderings of proposed façade elements. These visualizations, which can later be reproduced and prototyped to be considered for the new façade, allowing the face of Intuit to express some of the stories it has heard, the art-making it has witnessed and the power of the art exhibited in its interior.


Workshop: Cardboard Cathedrals Inspired by Piacenza

**NOTICE: Unfortunately, this event was canceled due to low registration. The workshop may be rescheduled for a future date.**

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$25 General | $20 Intuit Members
Advanced registration required
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago


Teaching artist Chrissy Gray-Rodriguez will lead you in a hands-on workshop as you create your own cathedral (or other structure of your choosing) inspired by the art of Aldo Piacenza!

 Left: Cathedral birdhouse artwork by Aldo Piacenza, seen in Intuit's Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow exhibit Right: Cardoard Cathedral inspired by Aldo Piacenza’s work

Left: Cathedral birdhouse artwork by Aldo Piacenza, seen in Intuit's Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow exhibit
Right: Cardoard Cathedral inspired by Aldo Piacenza’s work

After a group viewing and discussion of Piacenza’s works in Intuit’s current exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, you will be guided through step-by-step instructions as you build your structure using cardboard and assorted upcycled materials. After your building is constructed, you will be encouraged to explore your personal style, using Piacenza’s cathedrals as a catalyst, to embellish the exterior architectural details of your design. All supplies are included. No art experience required!

 Please note: This workshop will include the use of sharp cutting tools. Youth registrants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a registered adult to assist/supervise with cutting tools.

Lunch break: There will be a 45-minute break for lunch starting at 1 p.m. You may bring your own brown bag lunch or step out for a bite to eat at a local café (recommendations can be provided day of).

Chrissy Gray-Rodriguez has been teaching with Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years. She has also taught with the Chicago Park District, After School Matters (formerly Gallery 37) and Hyde Park Art Center. Prior to her path in art education, she received her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in painting and drawing. Today her body of work encompasses more sculptural and multi-media approaches. This is evident in her jewelry designs which combines ceramic and metal. Since participating in her first Teacher Fellowship Program in 2010, she states the INTUIT has played a huge role in developing her teaching philosophy and curriculum design. "Exposing my students to artists that characteristically are untrained and often use non-traditional and/or found art mediums, validates that we all are artists. We can make art for ourselves without pressure of worrying about who is the viewer. We can make something amazing out of everyday items that one no longer finds valuable. Art-making can empower us to overcome obstacles and be the vehicle to healing."


Forms & Features at Intuit: Chicago Poems

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6-8 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free via Eventbrite RSVP


Join us for a poetry discussion and workshop led by Poetry Foundation Library Coordinator Maggie Queeney. In celebration of Intuit’s Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, we will read and discuss poetry detailing city life from a wide range of poets who call Chicago home.


Friday, October 5, 2018, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, October 6, 2018, noon-6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Shop the wearable art creations of self-taught artist Ronit Galazan. Using her paintings as inspiration, Ronit makes yoga pants, scarves and accessories that express her artistic vision. A portion of the sale's proceeds benefit Intuit. 

Artist Statement:

My art, especially my graffiti/typography work, is a compilation of the events that have occurred in my life and the emotions that have accompanied them. My work conveys the themes and messages that I want to communicate. I consider my works to be a visual diary, a mantra of thoughts to the people I love. Nothing is perfect and the pursuit of our goals often leads us down paths unexpected, but that’s the process. The unexpected is my challenge – releasing control. Not everything is clear in my paintings – or in life. I invite the viewer to find their own personal connection in a string of words. I use the color, size and negative space on and between the words and figures to infuse emotions and feelings into the canvas.

Many of my works use bold color and drips. The drips, splashes and sprays of paint represent an urban feel and lack of control that bring my pieces to life. I use free form writing and stencils to show a freedom and constraint for thoughts I want to convey. My beliefs and experiences regarding empowered women, religion and very personal learning disabilities play key roles in my paintings. Letters and numbers of all different sizes, fonts and hand writing illustrate the uneven roads that we all travel.


Intuit's Annual Visionary Ball
Friday, September 28, 2018
6 p.m. Cocktail Hour
7:30-11 p.m. Dinner and Festivities
Germania Place, 108 West Germania Place, Chicago


All proceeds go to Intuit’s outsider art exhibitions, education initiatives and youth-focused programming. Thank you for for your support!

Honoring

Susann Craig, 2018 Visionary Award
Cheryl Pope, 2018 Trendsetter Award
Patty Carroll and Tony Jones, CBE, 2018 Advocate for the Arts Award

*Individual Tickets: $300 per guest

All guests will be added to a master list that will be in place at the front entrance on the night of the event. Attendees will not receive physical tickets.

*Table: $3,000 for ten guests

Any individual who purchases a table will be listed on the Intuit website and included in the event program.


Museum Day

Saturday, September 22, 2018
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Museum Day brings together museums, zoos & cultural centers from all 50 states to offer free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. Museum Day represents a national commitment to access, equality and inclusion.The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

This year, Museum Day will showcase WOMEN MAKING HISTORY: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture.

Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?
Let us know @MuseumDay #MuseumDay

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/#FJ3CJpgT7WfjipBY.99


Tuesday, September 11
3-7 p.m.
City Winery at the Riverwalk
11 W. Riverwalk South, Chicago
 

Barrels of Art on the Chicago Riverwalk is a live art-making event where a Chicago based artist designs and completes unique artworks using quality reclaimed oak barrels as their surface. The completed artworks are then displayed throughout the City of Chicago and are also up for auction, of which all the proceeds will benefit Intuit!


Saturday, July 21, 2018
10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m., Intuit on site from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Free for Art Institute members, $10 general admission for Illinois residents with advance registration (by Friday, July 20)


Visit Intuit at the Art Institute Block Party! We'll have art making materials so that attendees can create their own outsider art-inspired drawing. We'll be using colored pencils to sketch out famous Chicago city scenes, like the Bean, the skyline and Wrigley Field, in the style of self-taught artist Joseph Yoakum. 


Wayfaring Wisconsin with Intuit

 Dickeyville Grotto

Dickeyville Grotto

ROAD TRIP TO OUTSIDER ART SITES AND MUSEUMS IN SOUTHWEST/CENTRAL WISCONSIN

July 5-8, 2018
Single Room Occupancy: $900
Double Room Occupany: $700
50% Deposit Required upon Registration (Full Payment option also provided)
Registration and Full Payment Deadline: June 21


Join Intuit for a long weekend getaway in Wisconsin! Guests will enjoy visits to several museums, art environments, culinary sites and unique attractions throughout Southwestern and South Central Wisconsin. Accommodations include a three-night stay at The House on the Rock Inn. Breakfast and lunch included daily as well as transportation for duration of the trip.

Illinois Educators: This will be an educator-friendly experience with learning that can be brought back into the classroom setting for curricular design. Up to 20 CPDUs will be provided to Illinois Professional Educators attending the trip. CPDU Evaluation Forms and Lesson Outline required.

TRAVEL SITES AND ACCOMMODATION DETAILS


Attraction highlights include:

  • Dickeyville Grotto (Dickeyville)

  • National Brewery Museum (Potosi)

  • Nick Engelbert's Grandview (Hollandale)

  • House on the Rock (Spring Green)

  • Circus World Museum (Baraboo)

  • Dr. Evermor's Forevertron Park (Sumter)

  • Swiss Historical Village & Museum (New Glarus)

  • National Mustard Museum (Middleton)

  • Dinner each evening at a different supper club

  • Tour of a local winery or distillery (TBD)

  • Time for shopping and exploring in New Glarus

Registration includes:

  • Mini coach bus transportation throughout the entire trip (departs Chicago on July 5; returns to Chicago on July 8)

  • Hotel accommodations at The House on the Rock Inn (Spring Green) for each night of the trip

  • Continental breakfast daily at hotel

  • Lunch daily (various locations)

  • Admission fees to the following: National Brewery Museum, House on the Rock Attraction, Circus World Museum, a wine or distillery tour (TBD), and Swiss Historical Village & Museum

Not included in registration:

  • Dinner costs (a group reservation will be made at a different supper club each night, separate checks to be arranged onsite)

  • Voluntary/suggested donations to the following sites: Dickeyville Grotto, Nick Engelbert's Grandview, Dr. Evermor's Forevertron Park, National Mustard Museum


 Pauline Simon (American, 1898-1976), Untitled (woman with book), 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 32 ½ x 24 ½ in (82.55 x 62.23 cm). Collection of Karl Wirsum and Lorri Gunn

Pauline Simon (American, 1898-1976), Untitled (woman with book), 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 32 ½ x 24 ½ in (82.55 x 62.23 cm). Collection of Karl Wirsum and Lorri Gunn

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1-2:30 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to the public via Eventbrite


Intuit's exhibition Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flowexplores Chicago’s history of robust recognition and acceptance of self-taught art and artists.

Join exhibition co-curators, Kenneth Burkhart and Lisa Stone, as they discuss the intrinsic themes embodied in the works of the 10 Chicago artists on view in the exhibit: Henry Darger, William Dawson, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Aldo Piacenza, Pauline Simon, Drossos Skyllas, Dr. Charles Smith, Wesley Willis and Joseph Yoakum. The curators will share their musings on associations among works in the exhibition including expressions of fierce resistance to soul-crushing circumstances, to conventional ideals of beauty, and much in between.

To learn more about the exhibition, visitwww.art.org/chicago-calling-art-against-the-flow.

  Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow  is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.   Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow  is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow is part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.


Opening Reception for Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

Thursday, June 28, 2018
5-8 p.m.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Free and open to all

Intuit is opening Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, and we want you to be a part of it. Come celebrate this historic exhibition with us! The free family-friendly reception is open to all! There will be art activities available during the first hour of the event, and refreshments all night long.

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow explores Chicago’s history of robust recognition and acceptance of self-taught art and artists. Curated by Kenneth C. Burkhart, an independent curator, and Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the exhibition presents intrinsic themes embodied in the works of 10 Chicago artists: Henry Darger, William Dawson, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Aldo Piacenza, Pauline Simon, Drossos Skyllas, Dr. Charles Smith, Wesley Willis, and Joseph Yoakum. Themes and associations among works in the exhibition include expressions of fierce resistance to soul-crushing circumstances, to conventional ideals of beauty, and much in between. Culled from 30 collections (and many more examined), the exhibition explores the commingled histories of the ten artists, and the artists, educators, curators, dealers, collectors, and appreciators who comprised the culture of receptivity in Chicago, and embraced their work. The history of exhibitions of non-mainstream work in Chicago, from 1941 to the present, amplifies and underscores the curatorial premise.


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