Exhibitions & Events

Brewed in Belgium: The Collection of MADmusée

January 17 – April 26, 2014

Untitled by Serge Delaunay

Untitled by Serge Delaunay, 1993, Felt on paper, 28.5 x 21.5 inches, ©MADmusée Collection

Intuit is excited to collaborate with the MADmusée of Liège, Belgium, in an exhibition of artwork selected from their permanent collection. MADmusée exhibits the work of developmentally disabled artists while promoting understanding and appreciation through education, conservation and documentation. Founded in 1998, MADmusée has a commitment for research and education to enrich its distinct permanent collection, exhibitions and library, and to communicate cultural sensitivity to a wider public.

MADmusée has built their collection with a unique focus on artists with disabilities who are creating in centers and workshops around the world. Their holdings currently include over 2,300 pieces comprised of paintings, drawings, sculptures, engraving, textiles and installations. Offering just a glimpse into the richness of their permanent collection, Brewed in Belgium: The Collection of MADmusée will highlight more than 60 of these exceptional artworks.

Giocartollo by Franco Bellucci

Giocartollo by Franco Bellucci, 2005, 10.5 x 16 x 14 inches, ©MADmusée Collection

In compliment to this exhibition, MADmusée has also curated a spotlight of 30 pieces culled from Intuit’s Permanent Collection. This exhibition will be on display in our Study Gallery from January 17 – May 24, 2014.

This exhibition is sponsored in part by Duvel and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.

Duvel Wallonie-Bruxelles International

DIY Workshop: Cigar Box Guitars

December 14, 10-4pm & December 15, 2-4pm

$125 / $110 Intuit Members

Jeremiah Lee of DecoSonic Guitars will lead a two-day workshop, where you will build a fully functional 3-string cigar box guitar. Three string cigar box guitars are easy to play and resonate with an authentic bluesy twang.

DecoSonicThis family friendly project will engage participants in light woodworking, calculated measurement, construction and decorative design. Jeremiah will also cover a brief history of the cigar box guitar as well as a music lesson for beginners with information on how to become an advanced player. All materials will be provided and include: an authentic tax stamped cigar box, a hard wood neck, tuning pegs, nickel wound guitar strings, nut, bridge, pick, slide and decorative hardware.

Panel Discussion: Black Identity & Politics in Art

December 12, 2013
6pm

Free with gallery admission

Chicago 7 by Eddie HarrisThis panel will examine black identity, politics, and identity politics in art through the lens of African-American artists and professionals working in Chicago. Held in conjunction with It Takes a Hard Heart: The Life Work of Eddie Harris, the conversation will be led by Romi Crawford, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Panelists include exhibiting artist, Eddie Harris; Faheem Majeed, artist, professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago; and James Britt, artist and curator who has held senior level administrative roles at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

Windy City Rock presents Intuit Benefit Concert

December 8, 2013
7pm

Tickets: $8
Location: Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Avenue

Windy City RockOur generous friends at Windy City Rock have scheduled an evening of rock to benefit Intuit. Join us at the Empty Bottle to hear the sweet, funky sounds of Crown Larks, Mako Sica, DJPTSD (featuring members of ONO) and The Humminbird while supporting your favorite nonprofit art center!

Concert proceeds will benefit Intuit, so be sure to invite all your friendsClick here to get your tickets today.

DIY Workshop: Face Jugs with Eddie Harris

December 7, 2013
10am

$15 / $10 Intuit Members

Face jugBack by popular demand! Join artist Eddie Harris for a deeper look into the first ever public exhibition of his work in It Takes A Hard Heart: The Life Work of Eddie Harris. Mr. Harris will be on hand to discuss his personal vision as an artist and share his life experiences, living and working for nearly 50 years in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Mr. Harris will also lead a hands-on art workshop using recycled materials to create face jugs inspired by the planters you would find adorning his home garden. Bring your own empty milk jug. Additional materials and refreshments will be included. CPDUs are available for CPS teachers.

Film Screening: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

December 5, 2013
6pm

$8 / $5 Intuit Members

The Trials of Muhammad AliIn partnership with Kartemquin Films, Intuit will host an exclusive engagement viewing of the newly released documentary, The Trials of Muhammad Ali. No conventional sports documentary, this film investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience. Salim Muwakkil, a key figure in Ali’s conversion to Islam, will be on hand to for a Q+A following the documentary. Muwakkil is a senior editor of In These Times and host of The Salim Muwakkil Show on WVON-AM in Chicago.

DIY Workshop: Face Jugs with Eddie Harris

November 23, 2013
2-5pm

$15 / $10 Intuit Members

Face jugJoin artist Eddie Harris for a guided tour and deeper look into the first ever public exhibition of his work in It Takes A Hard Heart: The Life Work of Eddie Harris. Mr. Harris will be on hand to discuss his personal vision as an artist and share his life experiences, living and working for nearly 50 years in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Following the tour, Mr. Harris will lead a hands-on art workshop using recycled materials to create face jugs inspired by the planters you would find adorning his home garden. Bring your own empty milk jug. Additional materials included.

Film Screening: American Revolution 2

November 21, 2013
6pm

Free with gallery admission

American Revolution 2In partnership with the Chicago Film Archives,  Intuit will host a special engagement viewing of American Revolution 2 (1969). A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960′s Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention protest and riot, a critique of the events by working class African-Americans in Chicago, and attempts by the Black Panther Party to organize poor, southern white youths on the city’s north side.

Bill Cottle, a member of the film crew (The Film Group) who shot footage of the 1968 protests and riot, will be on hand to introduce the film and participate in a Q+A following the screening. Directed by Howard Alk and Mike Gray, running time: 89 min.
Chicago Film Archives

Visionary Ball 2013

November 15, 2013
6:30 Cocktails, 7:30 Dinner

Sofitel Chicago, 20 E. Chestnut Street
Tickets: $250
Tables of 10: pricing available

2013 Visionary BallMark your calendars for Intuit’s annual benefit, the Visionary Ball. Join us in honoring Visionary Award recipient Ann Nathan at Intuit’s most important fundraising event of the year. Enjoy cocktails, dinner and a silent auction all while supporting your favorite art center! Click here to view the items available in our live and silent auctions.

There are only a few tickets left! Please call for availability.

Outside Chicago Tour: John Michael Kohler Arts Center

November 9, 2013
8am-6pm

$100 / $85 Intuit members

JMKAC mask

Unknown, untitled, c. 1960. John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection.

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 The Open Eye, a series of five exhibitions, including works of art by Martín Ramírez, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, and Roger Brown. The exhibitions aim to stretch the viewer’s ability to receive the messages conveyed through the images found in everyday surroundings. Visitors will be presented with the proposition that the more one observes, the more one is able to discover, interpret, and by extension, create.

Event fee covers round-trip charter bus transportation, lunch and guided tour. SOLD OUT!