Collective Soul

September 19 - December 27, 2014
Free Opening Reception: September 19, 5-8pm

Nude Seated in Garden by Drossos Skyllas

Nude Seated in Garden by Drossos Skyllas, c. 1960, Oil on canvas, 60 x 42 inches, Collection of Robert A. Roth

In 1951, Jean Dubuffet’s Anticultural Positions speech at the Arts Club of Chicago brought an awareness of self-taught art to the forefront of the contemporary scene. The impact of this shift has endured, carried forward by those who appreciated the authentic expression found in self-taught art. Trained artists began to seek out and discover Chicago-based self-taught artists like Joseph Yoakum and Lee Godie. Art fairs, institutions and publications emerged, dedicated to the promotion of work by self-taught artists. Curators, galleries and collectors throughout the city came forward to champion this work and continue to do so today. Because of this long standing interest, some of the most important work in the self-taught field resides here in Chicago. READ MORE »

Past Perfect: The Art of Eileen Doman

July 11 - September 27, 2014

Curated by Kevin Cole

Lil, Harry and Doris Scene I and II by Eileen Doman

Lil, Harry and Doris Scene I and II by Eileen Doman, 1992, Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches (each), Collection of Ellen Hoover and Chas Ray Krider

In 1993, Eileen Doman found herself restless. A suburban housewife whose daughter had just begun school, she decided to take up painting. Having no formal training, she drew inspiration from the works of Amedeo Modigliani and Vincent van Gogh, remembering them from a fieldtrip to the Art Institute at age 15. Doman turned to photographs for subjects – painting relatives, friends, and the occasional pop culture celebrity – captured in time on canvas. READ MORE »

Film Screening: The Other Brother

September 18, 2014
6:30pm

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

A remarkable film illuminating the lives of Jesse and Tom Flowers.

Opening Reception: Collective Soul

September 19, 2014
5-8pm

Free and open to the public.

Please join us for the opening reception of Collective Soul.

Museum Day Live!

September 27, 2014
11am-6pm

Get free admission with your Museum Day Live! ticket.