Teacher Fellowship Program 2023-24 Student Exhibition

May 3-23, 2024
Curated by Lisa Lindvay

Teacher Fellowship Program 2023-24 Student Exhibition


Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5-8 p.m.

Location: West Town Chicago Chamber of Commerce, 1819 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 60622

This exhibition showcases works of art by the students in the classrooms of Intuit’s 2023–2024 Teacher Fellowship Program. By introducing self-taught art into their classrooms, Teacher Fellows give their students opportunities to translate their unique personal visions in new, non-traditional ways. Students experience the power of expression in a safe space, encouraged to explore their personal creative potential. Further, art teachers collaborate with colleagues of different subjects to build lesson plans that help students integrate the characteristics of self-taught art into cross-disciplinary learning. 

Inspired by self-taught artists, students experimented with new materials and techniques to create works of art that reflect their personal visions and lived experiences. Students in Teacher Fellows’ classrooms were introduced to and inspired by self-taught artists Levi Fisher Ames, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Elizabeth Barren, John Behnke, Sanford Darling, Madge Gil, Lee Godie, Clarence M. Powell Pauline Simon, Dr. Charles Smith, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Sereno Wilson and Ricky Willis.  

Every year, this award-winning teacher professional development program reaches hundreds of students across Chicago. The 17 teachers and 9 schools in this year’s program came together from many neighborhoods and across the Chicago Public Schools network: Acero Charter School – Victoria Soto High School, John W. Garvy School, Oscar DePriest Elementary School, Perkins Bass Elementary School, R. Nathaniel Dett Elementary School, Sabin Dual Language Magnet School, Sayre Language Academy, William Howard Taft High School, plus non-CPS school Austin Special Chicago.  

*Please note: Intuit is temporarily closed for renovation and will reopen in early 2025. All 2024 programs and events will take place offsite at partnering venues.