Introduction

Member Event: Collection Tour with Bill Swislow

Thursday, October 6, 2022
6–7 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Member Event: Collection Tour with Bill Swislow

Intuit invites members to a series of virtual private collection tours, in which a collector of outsider and self-taught art leads a tour of their home and shares stories about their collecting journey. Each event concludes with a Q&A with the collector.

Join fellow Intuit members for a tour of the home of Bill Swislow, who serves on the Board of Directors at Intuit. “The art in my house tracks less to boundaries than to taste—I collect what’s interesting,” says Swislow. Works of art by self-taught and anonymous creators make up most of his collection, but he does not exclude pieces by trained artists; his collection features works of art by Sue Williams and Macena Barton. “I have a liking for urban scenes, which are represented especially well by the self-taught Chicago painter Joe Markevicious,” Swislow shares. “I’ve collected a few artists in depth, including metal worker Stanley Szwarc and Joe ‘40,000’ Murphy, creator of a photographic home environment and at one time a well-known Chicago character.”

Photograph of a white man, identified as Bill Swislow, with works of art from his collection on display in his home
Photograph courtesy Bill Swislow

Closed captions will be available at the virtual program. Please contact Lindsey Wurz at lindsey@art.org with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

The event is free for members! Become a member or renew your membership today. To check your membership status, please contact Tina Horton, development associate, at tina@art.org.

The week of the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to members. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.