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Event: Opening Reception: Gaylen Gerber

Event Date: September 20
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Please join us for an Opening Reception in celebration of Gaylen Gerber’s exhibition of works at The Arts Club of Chicago.

September 20th, 2018

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Posted August 14, 2018

Upcoming Gallery Closures

The Gallery will be closed to the public on the following dates for maintenance and the installation of our upcoming exhibition of works by Gaylen Gerber.

Saturday 18 August – 19 September, 2018.

 

We hope that you can join us on Thursday September 20th at 6:00 p.m. for the Opening Reception for Gaylen Gerber.

This event is free and open to the public.

Posted August 13, 2018

Behind the Scenes of “A Home for Surrealism”

This year, Sixty Inches from Center—a non-profit art publication that focuses on narratives outside of the mainstream—is partnering with Art Design Chicago, a city-wide initiative that illuminates the legacy of art and design that’s embedded in Chicago’s history and culture. As editorial partners in this effort, we’re working with them to to elevate the stories of Chicago’s lesser-known artists, designers, and creators, past and present, through comics, essays, interviews, podcasts, and videos. For the videos we’ve teamed up with On The Real Film to present short profiles that highlight the exhibitions, projects, and people who are showcasing these legacies in various ways.

For the first in this series, On The Real Film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the installation process for The Arts Club of Chicago’s 2018 exhibition A Home for Surrealism as Executive Director Janine Mileaf explains the origins of the show and discusses the planning and preparation required to make the exhibition possible. A Home for Surrealism acknowledges the deep presence of surrealism in Chicago through the work of artists Gertrude Abercrombie, Dorothea Tanning, John Wilde, Julia Thecla, Harold Noecker, and Julio de Diego.

 

Installation View : A Home For Surrealism from On The Real Film on Vimeo.

 

Installation View: A Home for Surrealism at the Arts Club of Chicago

Posted June 27, 2018

Event: Renee Baker: The Baldwin Chronicles

Event Date: July 11
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Wednesday July 11
Renee Baker presents The Baldwin Chronicles: Negro Ideologies

Wine Reception & Dinner Buffet accompanied by film 6:00 pm | Concert 7:00 pm

A renaissance woman in the truest sense, Renee Baker (composer, violist, poet, artist, filmmaker and current CSO visiting artist) brings us The Baldwin Chronicles: Negro Ideologies, a multimedia musical work of operatic proportions based on texts by James Baldwin. Just as relevant now as he was in the mid-twentieth century, Baldwin painted a nuanced portrait of Black life in America. An artistic rumination on the conversation Baldwin’s texts and speeches brought about, The Baldwin Chronicles is performed by 20 instrumentalists and singers from the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project (CMOP) and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).

Preceding the performance (6pm), watch an art film produced by Baker while you eat. The performance begins at 7pm, and it promises to be truly epic.

Purchase tickets here.
$65 per person

Posted June 22, 2018

Three Essential Exhibitions from Art Design Chicago

Michigan Avenue Magazine named A Home for Surrealism one of three essential exhibitions currently on view in Chicago.

Read more here.

Posted June 15, 2018