The Image Pool Curator’s Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
5:30-6:30 p.m.
935 W. Fullerton Ave.

The Image Pool Curator’s Tour

Please join Intuit, in collaboration with DePaul Art Museum for a tour with David Maruzzella, PhD., curator of DPAM’s current exhibition The Image Pool.

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. (American, 1910-1983). Untitled (No. 946), 1962. Pigment on cardboard. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Jean and Lewis Greenblatt, 2009.199.

The exhibition investigates artists from DPAM’s permanent collection typically described as “folk,” “self-taught,” “outsider” or “intuitive,” due to their seeming distance from the institutional sanctions of art schools, museums, galleries and mainstream commercial success. Intentionally problematizing the insider/outsider distinction, this exhibition—featuring works by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Mr. Imagination, Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly, June Wayne, Derek Webster and Joseph Yoakum–instead frames these works as exemplary of what it means to be a contemporary artist rather than an exception.

The tour will explore the aesthetic materials from personal and imagined histories, ambient culture and elements of the modern world that influenced these artists and the fundamental shifts that prompted a renegotiation of their deserved place in art history. Register here.