Chicago Calling Curators' Musings

 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 Flow explores 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, visit 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.

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