Art After Work: Marvin Tate

Thursday, November 17, 2022
5–6:30 p.m. central
756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642

Art After Work: Marvin Tate

Join Intuit for Art After Work, a free series of facilitated art-making workshops inspired by outsider and self-taught art and artists from the museum’s collections and exhibitions. This month, Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist and educator Marvin Tate will facilitate a workshop inspired by one of his pastimes: birdwatching. In the in-person workshop titled “Come Fly With Me,” participants will make an artful bird from found objects.

Materials at Intuit

  • Wire clothing hangers
  • Plastic forks
  • String in various colors
  • Painters tape in various colors
  • Cotton balls
  • Beads
  • Hot glue

Art After Work is for everyone, including beginners and people who say they “are not artists.” We can all be artists! It is a guided workshop, and instruction will begin at 5 p.m. in the museum’s performance space.

Please contact Courtney Thompson at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

Art After Work is free to join! To show your support to Intuit, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.

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All Art After Work participants must follow the museum’s health and safety procedures. Intuit is closely monitoring COVID-19 guidelines established by local, state and federal authorities and will promptly share information that affects the event.

Art After Work is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Marvin Tate

Photograph of Marvin Tate, standing among bird sculptures in a gallery
Photo courtesy Marvin Tate

Marvin Tate is a multidisciplinary artist and educator. His works have been heard and seen locally as well as nationally. His most recent works include a ten-week play with Theater Y, a stint with Theaster Gates Jr. in London, and a triple vinyl boxset record release on American Dream Records. Tate finds inspiration for his visual art in time and space via found objects.