Exhibitions & Events

FEED: Tastings in Food, Performance and Imagination

March 14, 2015
7-10pm

$65 includes performances, food, and libations
Tickets not available at the door.

FEEDInspired by the street art and found objects of Mr Imagination, NON:op Open Opera Works partners with Intuit, Sauce and Bread Kitchen, and Sketchbook Brewing to present the first FEED Salon. FEED: Tastings in Food, Performance and Imagination juxtaposes Mr. Imagination’s flamboyant and charismatic style with outlandish combinations of music, movement, video and performance by NON:op; delectable plates by Sauce and Bread Kitchen; and tasty brews by Sketchbook Brewing in an evening happening you don’t want to miss! Get your tickets today.

Puppet Making with Blair Thomas

March 21, 2015
10am-1pm

$35 / $30 Intuit Members

Blair Thomas PuppetLed by Blair Thomas, this all-ages workshop introduces basic puppet construction primarily using found object materials. The animistic spirit inhabits all material objects, and this workshop discovers these energies of distinct objects through design and performance. Participants will create a single table-top style puppet, exploring the basic relationship between puppetry design and puppetry performance.

All supplies are included, but feel free to bring found objects of interest.

Intuit Member Non-Member


Gospel Brunch and Tour

March 29, 2015
12:30pm

$80 / $65 Intuit Member

Gospel BrunchIn conjunction with Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination, join Intuit’s staff at the House of Blues for an amazing brunch of Southern specialties while enjoying traditional and contemporary gospel songs selected by legendary artist Kirk Franklin. Following this exhilarating performance, guests will be treated to an exclusive private tour of one of Chicago’s largest collection of folk, outsider and self-taught artwork. This historically significant collection showcases the works of many of the country’s most cherished folk artists including a large installation by Mr. Imagination.

Event fee covers lunch and guided tour. Space is limited, please reserve your seat today!

Intuit Member Non-Member

Ordinary into the Extraordinary: A Day with David Philpot

April 25, 2015
10am-4pm

$40 / $35 Intuit Members
Lunch is included.

Staff by David PhilpotDetroit-based artist David Philpot, formerly of Chicago and maker of intricately hand-carved and embellished staffs, will lead this special hands-on workshop. Participants will be able to embellish an item they bring or be inspired by David’s staffs to create a miniature staff or ping pong paddle. All “embellishment” materials will be included, but bring broken jewelry items to be re-purposed and incorporated into your piece. Please join us for what will be a journey in art making!

Intuit Member Non-Member


Closet Clearance Sale

May 9, 2015
11am-6pm

Free and open to the public.

Closet Clearance Sale
Mark your calendar and start gathering your donations, Intuit’s annual Closet Clearance Sale is back. Start making space for all the treasures you will bring home from the sale! The Closet Clearance Sale features new and gently used women’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves, purses, and accessories donated from some of Chicago’s best closets.

Donations will be accepted April 1-May 2 and can be dropped off at Intuit (756 N Milwaukee Avenue) Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11am to 6pm. All donors will receive a free ticket to attend the VIP First Dibs event on May 8. We ask that clothes be on hangers if possible and only clean clothes in wearable condition will be accepted. All proceeds from the sale benefits Intuit and unsold items will be donated to various charities.

For questions or volunteer opportunities, please email intuit@art.org.

Mosaic Flower Pots

May 23, 2015
10am-4pm

$35 / $30 Intuit Members
Lunch is included.

mosaicApril showers bring May… mosaic flower pots! Learn the basics of mosaic art in this fun-filled introductory mosaic workshop for all levels of experience. Make and take your very own colorful mosaic pot to brighten up your home or garden.

Intuit will supply tools, mixed media and medium-sized flower pot. Please bring any found materials (buttons, jewelry, broken or found patterned dishes, etc.) that you would like to use to personalize your piece.

Intuit Member Non-Member

Gospel Brunch and Tour

February 22, 2015
12:30pm

$80 / $65 Intuit Member

Gospel BrunchIn conjunction with Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination, join Intuit’s staff at the House of Blues for an amazing brunch of Southern specialties while enjoying traditional and contemporary gospel songs selected by legendary artist Kirk Franklin. Following this exhilarating performance, guests will be treated to an exclusive private tour of one of Chicago’s largest collection of folk, outsider and self-taught artwork. This historically significant collection showcases the works of many of the country’s most cherished folk artists including a large installation by Mr. Imagination.

Event fee covers lunch and guided tour. Space is limited, please reserve your seat today!

Face Time with Doc Atomic

February 21, 2015
10am-4pm

$40 / $35 Intuit Members
Lunch is included.

Doc Atomic headSteve Thoma, aka Doc Atomic, will demonstrate his methods for creating sculpture from found and salvaged objects. Using a Styrofoam head as a base, Doc Atomic will show you all the tricks to making your own unique bust.

Lunch and all supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring materials to add to your own unique sculpture.

Celebrate President’s Day at Intuit

February 16, 2015
11am-6pm

Join Intuit for special open hours on President’s Day. Enjoy free admission for you and your family while you explore our newest exhibition Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination.

New Music Concert Series: FLAK

February 12, 2015
7:30pm

$5 Suggested Donation

FLAKFLAK is back for a third installment. The theme of this concert is to re-contextualize classical instruments (e.g. -cello, clarinet, guitar) in a manner that is not specific to their traditional use. This is achieved by disguising sound in a seamless performance featuring contemporary music and theatrical improvisation using both classical instruments and instruments built from found objects. Performers include Zach Good (clarinet), Lia Kohl (cello) and Shawn Lucas.

FLAK is a project developed by Chicago based composer and visual artist Shawn Lucas. The goal of this project is to realize original and theatrical concert formats that exploits contemporary music, improvisation, theater, and visual art as inseparable entities of one another. Keep up with the project at: www.ShawnMLucas.com