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Gospel Brunch and Tour

March 29, 2015

$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.


This event is now sold out, but we welcome you to visit Intuit’s galleries in celebration of Mr. Imagination’s birthday on March 29.



MASTER WORKS: The Intuit Plays

April 2-4 & 9-11, 2015

$15 / $10 Intuit Members
Use discount code "outsider" for member pricing.

Commedia Beauregard, a theater company dedicated to translating the universal human experience to the stage, turns the spotlight on outsider art when they present MASTER WORKS: The Intuit Plays, six new short plays inspired by pieces of artwork from Intuit’s permanent collection.

Curated by company member Clare Kemock, the six plays will be performed at Intuit allowing the audience members to view the works of art firsthand. Guests will also have an opportunity to vote for “Audience Favorite” and “Best Translation.” Tickets for MASTER WORKS: The Intuit Plays are currently on-sale at

New Music Concert Series: FLAK

April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

$5 Suggested Donation

FLAK at Intuit


The next installment of FLAK at Intuit will feature three new performance works using music, theater, and visual art by Chicago based artists and musicians Christopher Wood, Lia Kohl, and Shawn Lucas.

Christopher Wood: Strung Quartet Op.773 No. -_- “the feedbag duet” for guitar, cello, bass, electronics and video

Questioning the makeup of cultural trash and treasure, “the feedbag duet” blends theatricality, improvisation, idiosyncrasy, local found-footage and colloquialism in a confrontation of tradition and a call for self-reflection. headwear/masks by Sarah Jane Rennick

Lia Kohl: Too/Not Enough is a performance piece for solo human, video projection and tape. The piece explores dreamspace and dream images as metaphors for solitude, questioning the reality of shared experience, and affirming the reciprocal relationship between identity and the mind at rest.

Shawn Lucas: Oak is a theatrical and musical work based around a single performer (Nick Meryhew – trombone)and varying ensemble/cast. The core of the piece deals with a theme of isolation and utilizes two primary ideas: finding increasing intensity within stillness, subtle motion, and gradual scenic change, as well as how these elements can be influenced by sound and eventually transform into an instrumental performance. Oak uses original sculpture work and lighting to enhance the ideas of the piece by masking the performer and also provide a more intricate visual scenery.

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:

Ordinary into the Extraordinary: A Day with David Philpot

April 25, 2015

$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

Mosaic Flower Pots

May 23, 2015

$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

Save the Date!

May 18, 2015
6 pm - 9 pm


The Menagerie: A Benefit for Intuit

Menagerie, Intuit

On Monday, May 18, 2015 from 6pm-9pm, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art will host their spring benefit at Revolution Brewing at 2323 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.Tickets are $40 per person and will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.For more information, e-mail

Closet Clearance Sale

June 6, 2015

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 May 1-June 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 June 5. 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

Puppet Making with Blair Thomas

March 21, 2015

$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

FEED: Tastings in Food, Performance and Imagination

March 14, 2015

$65 / $50 Intuit Member with discount code "imagination"
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! Ticket includes performances, food, and libations -  get yours today.