From pencil holders to comics—Intuit brings the fantastical work of Charles Williams to Chicago

Press preview: December 9, 2021, 4–5 p.m. Exhibition on view: December 10, 2021–April 24, 2022 Opening reception: December 10, 2021, 5–8 p.m. November 19, 2021—CHICAGO—The Life and Death of Charles Williams, an exhibition featuring a breadth of work ranging from…

Intuit honors late founder Susann Craig with the exhibition Building a Legacy

October 8, 2021—CHICAGO—In honor of the museum’s late founder Susann Craig, who passed away earlier this year, Intuit opens Building a Legacy, an exhibition featuring works of art from its collection donated by Craig, on view beginning Thursday, October 14.…

Intuit to conserve contents of Henry Darger’s Room as part of Caring for a Chicago Legacy: Room to be dismantled, re-imagined

September 17, 2021—CHICAGO—Elements of Intuit’s Henry Darger Room, an evocation of the renowned outsider artist’s one-room home studio and a hallmark Chicago attraction, will be dismantled for conservation review in full view of visitors at the conclusion of Caring for…

Henry Darger: The Room Revealed continues with Methods and Manipulations

July 16, 2021—CHICAGO—Transitioning from the perspective of Darger as author to Darger as artist, the series Henry Darger: The Room Revealed continues with the exhibition Methods and Manipulations, opening at Intuit on Friday, July 23. Henry Darger: The Room Revealed…

Intuit staff, board and friends mourn loss of founder Susann Craig (1936-2021)

July 10, 2021—CHICAGO—Susann Eickmeyer Craig, visionary Chicago art collector and a founder of Intuit, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2021, at Providence St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Born on Dec. 27, 1936, in Youngstown, Ohio, Craig spent…

Intuit opens the first exhibition of its series Henry Darger: The Room Revealed

June 5, 2021—CHICAGO—The first of three exhibitions in a series focusing on the Henry Darger Room and its forthcoming de-installation, Darger as Reader, Writer and Bookmaker, opens at Intuit on Friday, June 11. Henry Darger: The Room Revealed is a…

New shows offering solace and encouraging empathy open at Intuit

May 21, 2021—CHICAGO—In response to a tumultuous year, Intuit opens a collection exhibition on Friday, May 28, accompanied by textiles from the Social Justice Sewing Academy; both shows communicate themes of trauma and resilience. The exhibition Trauma and Loss, Reflection…

OUTSIDER project celebrates world-renowned Chicago artist Henry Darger’s birthday

April 8, 2021—CHICAGO—French musician Philippe Cohen Solal found material ripe for musical expression in Chicago-born author and artist Henry Darger’s drawings, paintings, writings, life story and lyrics. The award-winning Cohen Solal drew from Darger’s oeuvre to compose OUTSIDER, an album…

Intuit reopens Friday, February 26, with a new exhibition on George Widener

February 19, 2021—CHICAGO—Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Intuit) reopens to the public on Friday, February 26, with a new exhibition featuring a breadth of work by George Widener. Intuit is pleased to announce the opening of a…

Chicago artist Marvin Tate’s miniature worlds showcase his commentary on societal issues

July 26, 2019—CHICAGO—Looking At You From a Distance Not Too Far: Work by Marvin Tate features more than a dozen works by the Chicago-based visual artist, performance poet, lyricist, author and educator. Tate is known for his biographical art in…

A lifetime of intricate connecting “story scrolls” on view at Intuit

June 21, 2019—CHICAGO—In 1999, Justin Duerr had an intense vision that revealed to him an extremely detailed, multi-character story. He’s spent his life since then building upon that manifestation, using marker and pen to draw intricate scenes, each a chapter…