Events

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.

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.

Intuit Member Non-Member

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! Become a vendor and thin out your collection of outsider, folk, or just plain funky art and objects. Spaces are limited, so submit your application today. This year we’ve added some DIY craft workshops, lectures about how you can become a collector and an exclusive VIP First Dibs event on October 24 for your chance to beat the crowds. Details to be announced soon!

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

Film Screening: The Other Brother

September 18, 2014
6:30pm

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

The Other Brother

Click the image to view the trailer.

One is an art-world insider; one lived alone in a world of art. The Other Brother intertwines familial love and loss, while confirming the profound influences of art on all our lives. This film illuminates the remarkable lives of Jesse and Tom Flowers. Jesse, solitary and troubled, found solace in little else but his art; Tom found success as an artist and a professor. Jesse’s work feels crowded, humorous and primordial; Tom’s feels open and contemporary. Viewing their paired works of art, we listen in on an artistic dialogue that transcends decades of estrangement. We witness so many layers of Jesse’s life in such artful and profound ways that ultimately we sense the man is in the room with us, flesh and blood.

This screening will be followed by a Q+A discussion with filmmakers, Kristy Higby and Mark Flowers. A special exhibition of the Flowers brothers artwork will be on view from September 2-27 at Intuit.

Gallery Talk: Past Perfect

September 13, 2014
1pm

Free and open to the public

Eileen Doman, Self Portrait

Self Portrait in Limousine, 1996, Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection

Past Perfect: The Art of Eileen Doman offers viewers an opportunity to examine what can happen when one woman pursues her “irresistible urge to paint.”

Join us as artist Eileen Doman and curator Kevin Cole discuss Intuit’s current exhibition featuring 42 paintings by Doman – many inspired by old family photographs. View examples of the artist’s work from the prestigious Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection (NY). You will be treated to a visual presentation that includes additional examples of the artist’s work, and you will have an opportunity to experience what will surely be an engaging dialogue about what it means to be a self-taught artist.

 

Film Screening: Other People’s Pictures

August 21, 2014
6:30pm

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

Other People's PicturesIn conjunction with Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna, Intuit proudly presents a special screening of Other People’s Pictures. Nine obsessive collectors share an unlikely addiction: snapshots that have been abandoned or lost by their original owners and are now for sale. The film is set at New York City’s Chelsea Flea Market where, every weekend, dozens of collectors sift doggedly through piles, boxes and bins of cast-off photos, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot. They hunt for the images that feed their fantasies and quiet the voices in their heads.

See what they find and learn why they want it in this surprising look at the little-known world of vintage snapshot collecting.

Online ticketing has closed – please purchase your ticket at the door.

DIY Workshop: Paint Your Pet Portrait

August 9, 2014
1-4pm

$35 / $30 Intuit Member

Paint your PetArtist Katie Romans of Forever Furry will lead you in a workshop as you create a colorful painted portrait of your furry loved one. Step-by-step instructions for beginners will be available and experienced painters are encouraged to explore their personal style and practice different techniques.

All supplies are included just bring a clear photo of your pet.

The Strange Case of Henry Darger

Two Performances!
August 8, 7pm
August 9, 7pm

Tickets: $10 / $8 Intuit Member

Henry Darger

© Kiyoko Lerner, courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Back by popular request! Join us for the next stage in the development of the new and improved stage play The Strange Case of Henry Darger, written by the BBC producer Judith Kampfner.

Rolling bandages and cleaning in a hospital may be the daily routine for Henry Darger, but it is not his real life. Exploding into action when he opens the door to the room that he rents on Chicago’s North Side, it’s here that Darger devises the epic landscape of a gigantic planet where times can be golden or brutally dark. His world within the room becomes more animated as his idea for a story shapes and his confidence grows. As he paints and writes, he becomes less involved in the outside world. Never having much connection with the people around him, they begin to sense that he has checked out and they start to turn on him. They become suspicious, nervous and angry while Darger feels more and more alone, pulled into his fantasy.

This event is a staged reading starring Troy West as Henry Darger and is directed by David Kersnar, both members of the Tony award winning Lookingglass Theatre. Other cast members include: Marilyn Dodds Frank, Chance Bone, Peter Dafaria, David Weber, Jaci Kay, Philena Gilmer and Marissa Lessman.

Online ticketing for this event has closed. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.