Exhibitions & Events

First Dibs: Collect-O-Rama

October 24, 2014
6-9pm

Stanton Park Gymnasium, 618 W. Scott Street, Chicago
Tickets: $15 / $10 Intuit Members

Collect-O-RamaHere is your chance to beat the crowds. Get your ticket today for VIP access to Collect-O-Rama and get first dibs on all the fabulous offerings! All VIP ticket sales benefit Intuit and will include one free raffle ticket. Get yours today!

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Collect-O-Rama

October 25, 2014
10am-4pm

Stanton Park Gymnasium, 618 W Scott St, Chicago
Suggested donation: $5

Collect-O-Rama
Intuit’s really big de-accession sale for collectors, hoarders and eccentrics is back and bigger than ever! Come shop for your must have piece of outsider, folk, or just plain funky art and objects. Visit collect-o-rama.com to see a few of the unique items our vendors have in store for you.

Take a break from shopping to visit our Halfwit Coffee Roaster café. Learn a new skill with a visit to our mini-Maker Party featuring DIY workstations from: IntuiTeens, YouthMuseNational Veterans Art Museum, CodeCreate, and Adler Planetarium Youth Leadership Council. Treat yourself to a portrait by Project Onward artists: Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson, George Zuniga, Jackie Cousins, Fernando Ramirez.

New Music Concert Series: Flak

October 30, 2014
7pm

$5 Suggested Donation

FLAKThe New Music Concert Series showcases a unification of contemporary art and music by living composers, visual artwork, and improvisation. The series will kick off with a concert of instrumental music by composers Richard Barrett, Unsuk Chin, Shawn Lucas, as well as a collaboration with composer Elia Slack involving composed music, improvisation, and material generated by the musicians themselves. The concert series is part of a new and ongoing artistic collective called Flak. This initiative is rooted in finding relationships between multidimensional artwork as well as developing material by performer collaborations. Flak embraces the performance of composed works while also seeking new and interesting ways of creating music using structured improvisation and spontaneity.

Save your seat! RSVP to intuit@art.org.

FOUND Magazine Live!

November 8, 2014
Two Shows: 7pm and 9pm

$5 Suggested Donation

Davy RothbartFOUND Magazine point guard and founder, Davy Rothbart rockets into Chicago for one night only to bring to life FOUND: P.S. Page Me Later at Intuit! Davy will share the latest magical and mesmerizing finds that have landed in the mailbox at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales of love and adventure from his book, My Heart is an Idiot, and essays from his much-beloved work on This American Life. Bring your friends, bring your finds, and join Davy Rothbart for a very special night!

“Davy Rothbart is an utterly engaging performer!”  – The Los Angeles Times

Save the Date: Visionary Ball 2014

November 15, 2014

Moonlight Studios, 1446 W. Kinzie Street
Individual Tickets: $250

2014 Visionary Ball

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Untitled (Painting) #289, July 21, 1955, Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Gift of Lewis and Jean Greenblatt, 2003.3.9

Mark your calendars for Intuit’s annual benefit, the Visionary Ball. Join us in honoring Visionary Award recipient Carl Hammer at Intuit’s most important fundraising event of the year. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and a silent auction all while supporting your favorite art center! Become a Host Committee Sponsor before October 1st and you (or your company!) will be listed on the invitation. Click here to view all the perks of becoming a Host Committee Sponsor or to purchase your tickets by mail.

Individual Ticket – $250 Host Committee – $2,500
Sponsor – $5,000 Major Sponsor – $10,000

New Music Concert Series: Shawn Lucas

November 20, 2014
7pm

$5 Suggested Donation

Desertion by Shawn LucasThe New Music Concert Series showcases a unification of contemporary art music by living composers, visual artwork, and improvisation. This installment of the New Music Concert Series will showcase a project created by composer and artist Shawn Lucas highlighting the relationship between improvised music, lights, and shadows. The shadows will be cast by throwing light on sculptures specifically designed to be interactive with sonic elements. This concert will also feature performances of intense theatrical works and vocal music.

Shawn Lucas is a composer and visual artist based in Chicago. He studied music composition with Juan Campoverde at DePaul University where he received his masters degree. Lucas also performs electric guitar with the Chicago-based chamber ensemble Fonema Consort.

Save your seat! RSVP to intuit@art.org.

Outside Chicago Tour: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

October 11, 2014
8am-6pm

$125 / $100 Intuit members

Photo: Kevin Sampson. Photo: Fred Scruton.

Join Intuit’s staff on a special day trip to Sheboygan, WI, where we will visit the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Enjoy a guided tour of This Must Be The Place, a series of five exhibitions inviting viewers to consider “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Exhibitions include: Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010; Martin Prekop: House; Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound; Building Stories; and Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. Between exhibition tours, our group will also have exclusive one-on-one time with self-taught artist Kevin Blythe Sampson and a VIP behind-the-scenes viewing of permanent collection.

Event fee covers round-trip charter bus transportation, lunch and guided tours. Space is extremely limited.

FOUND: P.S. Page Me Later

October 3 - December 27, 2014
Free Opening Reception: October 3, 5-8pm

Found Logo red
Page Me LaterOne snowy winter night in Chicago in early 2001, writer and This American Life reporter Davy Rothbart found a note on his windshield meant for someone else — a guy named Mario. Taken by the energy, emotion, and mystery of his find, he decided to create a handmade zine called FOUND, which would collect notes, letters, and photos plucked off the ground and the street, lost and forgotten items found by himself and a range of kindred, curious spirits.

The first issue was published that summer and quickly the annual zine (and its companion website) became an underground phenomenon, “a powerful fix for thinking voyeurs,” as the Boston Globe put it. To help spread word, Davy Rothbart and his brother Peter began a series of ambitious tours, crisscrossing the country, collecting new finds, and recruiting an army of new finders, the Johnny Appleseeds of intriguing litter.

Now, 13 years later, FOUND has received over 50,000 finds, and returns to Intuit to share this treasure trove of hidden gems from its collection: love letters, Post-it® Notes, to-do lists, Polaroids, and audio recordings, each one a hilarious, heartbreaking, and deeply insightful look into what it means to be human.

Found items are the ultimate reality programming, revealing our true nature with a total lack of self-consciousness, each one its own unique blend of magic and mystery, emotion and story. More than anything, these finds remind us that no matter how different we might appear on the outside, our sharpest fears and grandest wishes are universal.

This exhibition will also include the meticulously-crafted handmade boards from early issues of the magazine and a wall of brand-new finds contributed by you as we are inviting visitors to bring their own finds.

Museum Day Live!

September 27, 2014
11am-6pm

Museum DayFor one day only, Intuit will grant free admission to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone (and a guest) presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free.

Visitors must present an official Museum Day Live! ticket to be eligible for free entry.

DIY Workshop: Fashion Accessories

September 27, 2014
1-4pm

Free and open to the public

IntuiTeenEnjoy a family friendly DIY workshop led by our very own IntuiTeens! Perfect for anyone who wants to tap into their desire to express themselves and learn to make objects that are fun, beautiful and functional. Drop in anytime between 1-4pm and our teen mentors will teach you how to create one-of-a-kind jewelry or a unique wallet using re-purposed materials and unconventional methods. No previous art or craft experience needed. Embrace the beauty of outsider art and come make something for your own enjoyment and expression! All ages are welcome.