Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951). Untitled (detail), c. 1958-1959. Crayon on paper, 8x5 in. (20x13 cm), D05079. Courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne, and the American Folk Art Museum Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship

Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951). Untitled (detail), c. 1958-1959. Crayon on paper, 8x5 in. (20x13 cm), D05079. Courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne, and the American Folk Art Museum Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship

Saturday, March 9, 2019
1 p.m.
Tickets: General — $5 | Intuit Members — Free
(Includes museum admission)
Advance registration encouraged
**The model of this event has changed from panel discussion to gallery walk.
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago


Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018
 brings together more than 60 of the artist's drawings, along with memorabilia from the personal archive of her sister Petita Cole. This is the first major presentation of King’s work at Intuit and the first museum exhibition to include relics, artifacts and curios that relate to Susan's life and works.

Intuit presents a panel discussion about the life and work of Susan Te Kahurangi King that features Petita Cole and gallerist Chris Byrne. The conversation will be moderated by exhibition curator Alison Amick.


Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951). Untitled, c. 1965. Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11x9 in. (27.9x22.9 cm), A30806. Collection of KAWS, courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne and Andrew Edlin Gallery

Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951). Untitled, c. 1965. Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11x9 in. (27.9x22.9 cm), A30806. Collection of KAWS, courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne and Andrew Edlin Gallery

Thursday, March 7, 2019
5-8 p.m.
at Intuit, 756 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Free and open to the public


Help us welcome Intuit’s new exhibition, Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018, with a free opening reception. See artwork by King in the main gallery, then gather in the performance space for bites and beverages.

Organized by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018 presents a survey of the New Zealand-based artist’s work. This exhibition brings together more than 60 of her drawings, along with memorabilia from the personal archive of her sister, Petita Cole.

The exhibition includes drawings that span her output from her early colorful mashups of Donald Duck and cartoon imagery, to her detailed graphite abstractions, to her most recent gouache brush work created during a summer residency at the Elaine de Kooning House in East Hampton, N.Y. The exhibition will be the first major presentation of King’s work at Intuit and the first museum exhibition to include relics, artifacts and curios that relate to Susan's life and works.


Robert Johnson.  Treads  (detail), 2019. Oil pastel, acrylic, marker and spray paint on canvas board. Courtesy of the artist

Robert Johnson. Treads (detail), 2019. Oil pastel, acrylic, marker and spray paint on canvas board. Courtesy of the artist

Saturday, March 2, 2019
12-3 p.m. Reception | 1-2 p.m. Program
Free and open to the public
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago


Celebrate the opening of Creative Impulse: Works by Robert Johnson and E. Nix with this free community event. There will be light refreshments, and the opportunity to meet the artists and curator. At 1 p.m., E. Nix and Robert Johnson will have a conversation with Faheem Majeed about what inspires their work and artistic practice.


Thank you, Chicago!
Free Weekend

Saturday, February 9-Sunday, February 10, 2019
Normal museum hours (Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday, noon-5 p.m.)
FREE ADMISSION for all guests
Intuit, 756 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Intuit is offering free admission to all museum guests on the closing weekend of Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow!

Say “Bon Voyage, Chicago Calling” before the Art Design Chicago exhibit begins its journey overseas. Organized and traveled by Intuit, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow tours to La Halle Saint Pierre (Paris, March 23–August 2, 2019), the Prinzhorn Collection (Heidelberg,  October 16, 2019–February 9, 2020), Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne, March 6–August 30, 2020) and Outsider Art Museum (Amsterdam, September 2020–March 2021).

Since Chicago is one of the first cities in the United States to make a place for outsider art, it’s only fitting that we thank Chicagoans with a weekend of celebrating these local artists from the edge! Help us send off the show!

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Learn more about the exhibition here: http://www.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: A Live Storytelling Event

Saturday, February 9, 2019
6-7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 General | $8 Intuit Members
Advanced registration required | Limited seats available
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Main Gallery (seated event)

Everybody has a story…


Some of us are still around to tell our own, but many of Chicago’s great outsider artists are no longer here to share theirs.

Did you ever cross paths with these artists during their lifetimes? Maybe you exchanged a head bump with Wesley Willis at Quenchers, or bought a painting from Lee Godie on the Art Institute steps. We want to preserve memories like these to make sure the world remembers the big impact these artists made on the self-taught art genre, and even more than that, on the friends (and strangers) they met during their time in Chicago.  

To celebrate the run of its exhibition, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, and to help build an oral history of these remarkable visionaries, Intuit is thrilled to host Chicago Calling: A Live Storytelling Event!

This public program invites you, the community, to share your first-hand stories, memorable experiences or favorite interactions with the 10 beloved self-taught artists on view in the exhibition—Henry Darger, William Dawson, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Aldo Piacenza, Pauline Simon, Drossos Skyllas, Dr. Charles Smith, Wesley Willis and Joseph Yoakum.

To present a kaleidoscope of stories, Intuit is seeking written story submissions representing each of the 10 exhibition artists. Submit your story (see submission information below) and you may be selected to give a live reading at the event!

Don’t have a story to share?  Join us in the audience! Enjoy learning more about the artists who helped shape the Chicago art scene by hearing from those who knew them.

This seated event will take place in Intuit’s Main Gallery. A limited number of seats are available. Early ticket reservation is encouraged.

Intuit invites you to contribute your very own story for this event!

  • To have your story considered for the live storytelling program, please submit your story (500 words or less) through the online form below or send your story via email to intuit@art.org.

  • Please include your full name as well as the best phone number and email for contacting you.

  • Only one entry per person will be considered for the live program.

  • You will be notified prior to the event if your story has been selected to be shared during the live program. Further event details will be sent to you upon acceptance. Complimentary seats will be reserved for those whose stories are selected to be shared at the event.

  • If your story is selected but you are unable to attend the event, you may opt to have your story read aloud by an Intuit representative.

  • All stories shared with Intuit will be kept on file for possible inclusion in a future collected stories project. Should another opportunity arise for the sharing of your story, you will be notified, and permission will be requested for such use.

  • Questions? Email intuit@art.org.

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This event is supported by Art Design Chicago

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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.

This event is documented by Free Spirit Media

Free Spirit Media transforms media and society by providing opportunities for emerging creators, primarily from communities of color, to produce and distribute original content and to pursue artistic, personal and professional aspirations. This mission is fulfilled by providing an engaging learning environment that stimulates meaningful media creation, fosters an entrepreneurial and visionary culture and understands that social transformation most viable when individuals promote and practice equality, inclusion, and solidarity. 

Free Spirit Media offers an incremental line up of community-based programs for teens and young adults ages 14-25 interested in the film, media, and journalism industries to advance from emerging creators to productive, connected, and civically engaged adults. Our 3 categories of programming are: In-School Media Arts Education, After School and Summer Digital Media Programs, and Creative Workforce Development. Free Spirit Media offers accessible education, training, and professional development that helps young people access creative careers and makes them competitive candidates for advanced roles in the media industry. Providing our participants with stipends, paid internships, and industry pathways (through mentorship matching, career advising, networking opportunities and apprenticeships) activates their aspirations and galvanizes their creative and professional potential. Our programming affirms the value of simultaneously investing in the next generation, working towards racial equity, and building economic mobility that leads to sustainable and a well developed workforce in emerging communities.


Thursday, January 24, 2019
7 p.m.
Free via Eventbrite
Advanced registration required
Intuit, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago


Intuit is thrilled to partner with Pentimenti Productions to present the Chicago premiere of the digitally restored re-release of 4 Films by Suzanne Simpson, a collection of long-lost documentaries. Each of the four short films by Simpson, a self-taught director, profiles an artist who spent formative time in California during the 1970s, including Mark di Suvero, Roy De Forest, Hassel Smith and local legend Karl Wirsum, who was briefly a visiting instructor at the California State University, Sacramento. Virtually unseen for more than four decades, Simpson's whimsical quartet of archival films captures these artists flourishing amidst the 1970s Bay Area art scene, when Funk art was thriving.

The screening will begin with an introduction by Harrison Sherrod, executive director of Pentimenti Productions.

Running time: 60 minutes


Workshop: Cardboard Constructions Inspired by Piacenza

Saturday, January 19, 2019
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$25 General | $20 Intuit Members
Advanced registration required
Only a few spots left!
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!

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."