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Lunchtime Program: The Path Toward Racial Equity

Event Date: October 13
Time: 12:15

Thursday October 13

Lunchtime Program: The Path Toward Racial Equity

Arts Education Panel

Free Virtual Program 12:15 pm

Arts Club Board President and Chicago Tribune Contributing Columnist Laura Washington leads a conversation exploring the field of arts education as we navigate the road to a more just and equitable cultural sphere. Washington is joined by Nicole Upton of Ingenuity, a nonprofit founded to increase arts education access, quality, and equity in CPS; Charlique Rolle of Congo Square Theatre, a company whose education work is deeply embedded in their theater-making and extends into school and community partnerships; and Jim Duignan of the Stockyard Institute, which brings together art, social activism, and experimental pedagogy with deep roots in Chicago communities and neighborhoods.

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Posted September 16, 2022
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Artist Tonika Lewis Johnson in Conversation with Janine Mileaf

Event Date: September 28
Time: 12:15

Wednesday September 28

Lunchtime Program: Art

Artist Tonika Lewis Johnson in Conversation with Janine Mileaf

Free Virtual Program 12:15 pm

Photographer and social justice artist Tonika Johnson speaks with Executive Director Janine Mileaf in the midst of multiple Chicago projects. Currently featured in the We, Women photography exhibition on the Bloomingdale Trail, Johnson’s Folded Map Project (formerly shown at the MCA) visually investigates disparities among “map twins”—Chicago residents who live on opposite ends of the same streets across the city’s racial and economic divides—and brings them together to have a conversation. In 2019, she was named one of Field Foundation’s Leaders for a New Chicago and is now serving her second year as appointed member of the Cultural Advisory Council of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events by the Chicago City Council. In her role as the National Public Housing Museum’s 2021 Artist as Instigator, she has worked on a project titled Inequity for Sale, which highlights the living history of Greater Englewood homes sold on Land Sale Contracts in the 50s and 60s.

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Posted September 16, 2022
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Open House Chicago

Event Date: October 15
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday October 15

Open House Chicago

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

An annual tradition, The Arts Club’s galleries and permanent collection will be open to visitors during the Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago.

free and open to all

Posted September 16, 2022
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Exhibition Opening: Suzanne Jackson

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Wednesday, September 14

Suzanne Jackson: Listen’ N Home

5:30 – 8 pm

Savannah-based painter and artist-run gallery pioneer Suzanne Jackson has been making work since the 1960s and brings to The Arts Club a series of radical paintings lifting the pigment and medium off the canvas, as no artist has done before. These partially transparent works suspend color, light, material, and form in mid-air, literally removing painting from the constraints of the support. Through a selective representation of pivotal works from the past twenty-five years, as well as a newly made monumental installation, the exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago presents Jackson’s turn to environmental abstraction, marking the territory and trajectory of her late-life breakthrough paintings.

Free and open to all.

Posted September 12, 2022
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On the Exhibition: Suzanne Jackson in Conversation with Janine Mileaf

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On the Exhibition: Suzanne Jackson in Conversation with Janine Mileaf

Savannah-based painter and artist-run gallery pioneer Suzanne Jackson has been making work since the 1960s and brings to The Arts Club a series of radical paintings lifting the pigment and medium off the canvas, as no artist has done before. These partially transparent works suspend color, light, material, and form in mid-air, literally removing painting from the constraints of the support. Through a selective representation of pivotal works from the past twenty-five years, as well as a newly made monumental installation, the exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago presents Jackson’s turn to environmental abstraction, marking the territory and trajectory of her late-life breakthrough paintings. Jackson joins Arts Club Executive Director and Chief Curator Janine Mileaf to discuss this pivotal moment in the artist’s work.

Free and open to all.

 

Posted August 19, 2022
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