Event: At the Biennial: A Live Critique

Event Date: November 3
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Arts Club of Chicago

Friday November 3

Public Program: Architecture

Architectural Scholars Cynthia Davidson, Penelope Dean, and Geoffrey Goldberg

Program 6:00 pm


Now in its second iteration, The Chicago Architecture Biennial has brought ideas from around the world to Chicago. But what to make of the work? The Arts Club of Chicago will again host a live critique of this year’s Biennial, entitled “Make New History”. Come hear Cynthia Davidson, editor of the architectural journal Log, and Penelope Dean, UIC Professor and publisher of Flat Out, share what they found interesting and intriguing in the show, in discussion with Chicago architect Geoff Goldberg.

Free and open to the public

Posted October 13, 2017

Garden Exhibition ‘Amanda Williams: Uppity Negress’ featured in BLOUIN ARTINFO

Amanda Williams | Uppity Negress | 2017 | The Arts Club of Chicago (Detail)

Image by Michael Tropea.

Read the full article here.

Posted September 20, 2017

Executive Director Janine Mileaf named a “Visual Vanguard” in Newcity’s Art 50


Read the full article here.

Posted September 13, 2017

Garden Project Opening: Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams creates a site-specific installation for The Arts Club Garden Projects series in which she inserts a secondary fence that breaks away from the existing boundary, blurring the distinction between its function as barrier and container alike. Uppity Negress addresses the layered roles gender and race have played historically in black women’s ability to navigate their position in urban space.

Fascinated by the way the garden operates as a liminal space between public and private, Williams’s installation highlights concepts of authority and access–noting when each is granted or denied. Recent instances in contemporary culture have resurrected the term ‘uppity’ to challenge the suggestion that black women have forgotten their place, or need reminding. By venturing “out of line,” the fence creates a disorienting space that calls into question the relationship between restraint and protection.

To commemorate the opening of her garden project, Williams will speak about her work alongside a sound performance featuring the voices of Carris Adams and Natalie Moore.

Free and open to the public.

Posted June 10, 2017

Upcoming Gallery Closures

The Gallery will be closed to the public on the following dates for the installation of our upcoming exhibition, A Home for Surrealism:

Saturday, May 20th – June 6th


We hope that you can join us on Thursday June 7th at 6:00 p.m. for the Opening Reception of A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.

Posted May 17, 2017