New Music Concert Series: Flak

October 30, 2014

$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.

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Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop

November 6, 2014

Free and open to the public

Voodoo Spirits by Pierre- Louis Prospere, 1993, Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Gift of Evelyn S. Meyer, 2005.6

In conjunction with Ekphest: A Festival of Art + Word (a community wide celebration engaging poetry and visual art), Chicago-based writer RJ El will lead a writing workshop inspired by works of art from Intuit’s permanent collection. Rooted in the theme of intuitive and self-taught art, the workshop will encourage the quiet engagement of meditative consciousness with the work, and lead to a collage-like collaboration of constructing words and image from the disparate elements of reference drawn from the works of art.

Reggie Eldridge, aka RJ El, is a Chicago-based writer, emergent multidisciplinary visual artist, curator, educator and thinker. He is the Associate Director of the Chicago Slam Works House Ensemble, and teaches creative and critical writing and photography with Young Chicago Authors, Chicago Slam Works, Chicago Danztheatre and the Storyographers digital storytelling organization.

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

Visionary Ball 2014

November 15, 2014

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

2014 Visionary Ball

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Untitled #865, March 22, 1960, Private Collection

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 31st and you (or your company!) will be listed in the program booklet. 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

$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.

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Visionary Craft: Tin Can Papermaking

November 22, 2014

$25 / $20 Intuit Member

Instructor Julia Goodman will teach you a creative way to make paper with minimal equipment and maximum fun. Borrowing inspiration from Arnold Grummer, this workshop includes a brief introduction to the history of paper, making your own mould and deckle using two tin cans, and a hands on introduction to making paper. Please bring two empty tin cans with you.

Please bring two empty tin cans with you. And in the spirit of FOUND: P.S. Page Me Later, please bring a found piece of paper to incorporate into a handmade piece of paper. Don’t worry, your found piece will remain intact.

Julia Goodman is a San Francisco based artist and is currently a 2014-2015 Visiting Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary MFA Program in Book and Paper at Columbia College Chicago. Goodman has exhibited over the past decade across the United States, including shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, Intersection for the Arts, Rena Bransten GalleryColumbia College Chicago and Machine Project.

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October 25, 2014

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

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 to see a few of the unique items our vendors have in store for you. Beat the crowds by getting a ticket to our First Dibs event on October 24th.

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. Click here for Mini Maker Party workshop descriptions. Treat yourself to a portrait by Project Onward artists: Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson, George Zuniga, Jackie Cousins, Fernando Ramirez.

First Dibs: Collect-O-Rama

October 24, 2014

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.

Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door!

Outside Chicago Tour: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

October 11, 2014

$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.

Museum Day Live!

September 27, 2014

Museum DayFor one day only, Intuit will grant free admission to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket at 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.