Exhibitions & Events

Portrait Slam with Project Onward

February 8, 2014
11am-5pm

$25 individual / $30 couple
$10 for each additional person

Portrait by Sereno WilsonThis Valentine’s Day, show that special someone how much you care with the gift of hand-made portraiture! Come to Intuit and sit for a portrait created by a talented professional artist from Project Onward. Sit with your sweetheart for a one-of-a-kind memento or give the gift of your own likeness! Portrait sittings take about half an hour and are a great way to obtain cool and affordable original art. They also provide a unique opportunity to get to know an artist and to support the amazing work they do. Participating artists include Fernando Ramirez, David Holt, Adam Hines, Sereno “Glitterman” Wilson, George Zuniga, Jackie Cousins, Stephon Doby, and Dan Willow.

Space is limited, so reserve your sitting today by calling Project Onward at (773) 940-2992 or info@projectonward.org.

Gallery Talk: Brewed in Belgium

January 18, 2014
1pm

Free and open to the public.

Please join us for an in-depth view of Brewed in Belgium: The Collection of MADmusée followed by a gallery talk with Pierre Muylle, director of MADmusée, and Randy Vick, Associate Professor of Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This talk is available to view on YouTube.

RAW DRAW at Destination: Chicago

January 18, 2014
11am-4pm

Location: DePaul Downtown Campus
1 East Jackson, lower concourse

RAW DRAW appChicago City of Learning presents Destination: Chicago, a free festival of doing and making for all ages. Take part in cool and creative hands-on activities presented by organizations across the Hive Chicago Learning Network. Visit our booth to play Intuit’s new iPad/iPhone app game, RAW DRAW, based off the Surrealist drawing game EXQUISITE CORPSE, a digital drawing collage journey into the unknown. iPads will be available or bring your own to play along! Proceeds from the app purchase will benefit Intuit.

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.