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Renee Baker: The Baldwin Chronicles

Event Date: July 11
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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
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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
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Surrealist Soirée with The Neo-Futurists (Tickets Required)

Event Date: June 8
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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
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Exhibition Walk-Through: A Home for Surrealism

Event Date: June 26
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Walk-Through: A Home for Surrealism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Join Executive Director of The Arts Club and Curator of A Home for Surrealism, Janine Mileaf, for a tour of the exhibition. She will offer background on how European Surrealism came to Chicago and give some insight into the lives and practices of the artists featured in the exhibition.

This program is free and open to the public. Please contact us at information@artsclubchicago.org or 312.787.3997 if you have any questions about accessibility in advance of the walk-through.

Posted April 24, 2018
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‘Address’ & ‘Glen Elder’: Exhibition Walk-Through of Richard Rezac’s new work in Chicago

Event Date: April 28
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In parallel with Glen Elder, Richard Rezac’s site-specific installation for The Arts Club Garden Project series, The Renaissance Society will be showing an exhibition of Rezac’s sculptural works past and present, entitled Address. Join us for this two-part tour led by the artist, and champagne toast beginning at The Renaissance Society in Hyde Park. You may arrange your own transportation between the venues, or a bus will depart from the Renaissance Society at 12:00 p.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.; seats on the bus are limited, so please register in advance on The Renaissance Society’s website.

Richard Rezac will lead each walk-through, and accompany visitors to each site.

Schedule

12-12:45
Tour of Address at the Renaissance Society

12:45-1:30 (approximately)
Travel from the Renaissance Society to the Arts Club

1:30-2:30
Tour of Glen Elder at the Arts Club, followed by wine reception

2:30-3:15 (approximately)
Return to the Renaissance Society from the Arts Club

This event is free and open to the public.

Posted April 3, 2018
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