EXPO Chicago VIP Weekend

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, 2024
Navy Pier*
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EXPO Chicago VIP Weekend

Hard-hat Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Intuit’s Renovation

Friday, April 12, 2024, 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (must select a time)

Intuit museum renovation

Experience the exciting progress of Intuit’s museum renovation! The facility is being transformed into a modern, accessible museum with triple the space, including a dedicated classroom dedicated to Mr. Imagination, a reimagined Henry Darger Room Experience and new galleries to showcase exhibitions and the museum’s collection. Tours have a capacity of 10 and are about 20-30 minutes. They begin at the temporary Intuit Store, located next door to the museum at 760 N Milwaukee Avenue.


Practices in Self-taught Art Panel

Friday, April 12, 2024, 3 -4 p.m. on the Northern Trust Exchange Stage

Panelists | Kristen Dodge (Founder, SEPTEMBER Gallery), Ashley Duchossois Joyce (Collector), Deb Kerr (President and CEO, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art), Rudy Aronoff (Vice President Chicago Office, Heritage Auctions), Moderated by TBD (Asking ArtReview) 


Courtesy of Ashley Duchossois Joyce

Join Deb Kerr, the President and CEO for Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, collector Ashley Duchossois Joyce, dealer Kristen Dodge, and Vice President of Heritage Auctions Rudy Aronoff in a conversation about best practices for collecting outsider, self-taught, and vernacular art. Kristen Dodge, art dealer and director of SEPTEMBER Gallery in upstate New York is currently staging a landmark booth on the fair floor featuring the work of legendary Chicago-native Reginald Madison. Madison is a self-taught American painter and sculptor who came to prominence in the emergent art scene of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) in Chicago between 1965 and 1975. Duchossiois and her partner, Mike Joyce, are members of Intuit committed to building a collection of self-taught artists. Featured in their collection are esteemed outsider artists Henry Darger, Lee Godie, Bill Traylor, and William L. Hawkins, among many more. Rudy Aronoff specializes in prints from historic Chicago art movements like BAM and Monster Roster. Aronoff will provide a secondary-market perspective on collecting outsider art. 

Collection Tour at the home of Scott Lang and JoAnn Seagren

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at the home of JoAnn and Scott

Installation view of JoAnn and Scott Lang’s collection

Intuit board member Scott Lang and his wife JoAnn Seagren invite you to enjoy their incredible outsider and self-taught art collection at their Gold Coast home. Scott and JoAnn’s collection features amazing works by celebrated artists William Hawkins, Elijah Pierce, Lee Godie, Bill Traylor and many more.

These events are invite-only event for eligible EXPO VIP ticket holders. To learn more about VIP programming or to register, please visit the EXPO VIP website.