Events

Artist Talk: Jenny Kendler & Brian Kirkbride

Event Date: October 5
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Join artists Brian Kirkbride and Jenny Kendler for the public presentation of their new collaborative project, a year in the making—The Playhead of Dawn. The artists will give a talk and field questions, providing deeper insight into the many entanglements behind this poetic, technically ambitious work, which interweaves ecology, bird migration, extractive economics and globalization. Following the talk, a performance of experimental music by Kirkbride will sonically re-interpret the data and sound present in the over 250,000 citizen-science recordings of bird song that make up Playhead’s 24-hour-long score.

Please plan to arrive early to experience the work in the The Arts Club’s garden prior to the program at 6pm.

This event is free and open to the all. If you have any questions about accessibility to the space, please email information@artsclubchicago.org or call 312.787.3997.

Tickets are free. Please reserve them through this link.

Posted September 7, 2018
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At Home with the Artist: A Legacy of Domesticity through House Museums

Event Date: October 15
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Learn about four unique and geographically diverse artists, all of whom have ties to Chicago, through the lens of their home lives. How did Henry Moore’s Perry Green studios and gardens in rural Hertfordshire inspire his bronze sculptures? What about Roger Brown’s collection of art and objects in his storefront home/studio spoke to his visual and associative practice? How did Albin Polasek overcome his paralysis later in life to continue artmaking in his Florida home? Which key personalities in 20th century art frequented Roland Penrose’s East Sussex farmhouse? Curators Hannah Higham, Lisa Stone, Rachel Frisby, and Ami Bouhassane come together to explore these questions and more in a conversation moderated by Valerie Balint of the Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios Consortium.

 

Free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

 

Reception 6:00 p.m. | Program 6:30 p.m.

 

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Posted August 14, 2018
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Summer Closure: August 18 – September 19

Event Date: August 18
Time:

Please note that our galleries will be closed to the public from August 18th – September 19th for our annual holiday closure. We will be installing the next exhibition in the gallery on the first floor, which opens on September 20th at 6 p.m. Please join us for the Opening Reception.

 

The Arts Club will reopen to members and their guests on September 5th for lunch service in the Dining Room and cocktails & dinner in The Drawing Room. The fall programming calendar will begin the following week. If you have questions about reciprocity while the club is closed, please email membership@artsclubchicago.org.

 

Image: Installation view of works by Maya Lin at The Arts Club of Chicago, 2010.

Posted August 14, 2018
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Opening Reception: Gaylen Gerber

Event Date: September 20
Time: 6:00 p.m.

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
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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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