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

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 May 15, 2018

Event: Surrealist Soirée with The Neo-Futurists (Tickets Required)

Event Date: June 8
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Surrealist Soirée with the Neo-Futurists at The Arts Club of Chicago

8 June 2018 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

In homage to the French predecessors of these Chicago painters, The Arts Club will host a Surrealist Soirée with The Neo-Futurists–an evening of performative poetry and interactive experience. As masters of ceremonies, “The Neos” will lead attendees through various embodied Surrealist ambulatory and textual explorations, and perhaps the occasional seance. At an intuitively selected moment, the poetic incantations of poet Ron Sakolsky and Chicago surrealist Penelope Rosemont.

This event is proudly part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Limited Capacity, please make a reservation. This event is free and open to the public.


Posted May 9, 2018

Conference on Revolutionary Surrealism: Chicago Surrealism from Object to Activism

In collaboration with our upcoming exhibition, A Home for Surrealism,  The University of Chicago Department of Art History will be hosting a day-long conference to explore the legacy of Surrealism in Chicago, in all of its dimensions, focusing on the continued work of Surrealists in Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s.

The conference will include a series of lectures and discussions, during which a set of international scholars and historical practitioners of Surrealism will examine the movement’s story in Chicago from the standpoint of local art institutions and activist politics alike. Part of the Terra Foundation of American Art’s #ArtDesignChicago initiative, this program is designed to expand awareness of Surrealism’s wide-ranging heritage in our city.

More information on schedule and programming to come.

Free and open to the public.

Posted April 30, 2018

Britta Marakatt-Labba featured in ‘Afterall’ Volume 45

Britta Marakatt-Labba, whose work is currently on view in our galleries, is studied in the most recent issue of Afterall. The essay, by Anders Kreuger motions to read Marakatt-Labba’s work as “contemporary history painting.” You can subscribe to Afterall here.

Posted April 30, 2018