Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Arts Club of Chicago
201 East Ontario Street
Reception 6:30 pm | Program 7– 8:30 p.m.
On the evening of September 26, 1960, candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon squared off in the first televised debate at CBS Studios in Chicago and changed the history of presidential campaigns. Face the cameras yourself in this free all-ages reenactment of that moment: you are John F. Kennedy or Richard M. Nixon sharing your vision for the country with its voters. Between remarks from the candidates, you’ll hear commentary from artist Jesse Malmed, historian Walter Podrazik, journalist Laura Washington, and special guest former FCC Chairman Newton Minow that underscores the significance of this televisual, journalistic, and political moment.
Nixon Debates Kennedy 1960 is one of four participatory reenactments produced by Illinois Humanities as part of its celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial. These events explore key moments of political expression and participation in Illinois over the past 200 hundred years.
Special thanks to Tim Dashnaw, Elliot Heilman, Kenneth Morrison, Cassie Tompkins, CAN TV, and Lumpen Radio.
ABOUT ILLINOIS HUMANITIES
Established in 1974, Illinois Humanities is the state affi liate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and produces free programs and events, gives out grants, and offers educational opportunities to youth and adults all across Illinois. Its mission is to strengthen the social, political, and economic fabric of Illinois through constructive conversation and community engagement. For more information, visit ilhumanities.org.
Join us for a walk-through of the exhibition with Gaylen Gerber and Forrest Nash, the founder of Contemporary Art Daily who is collaborating with the artist on a massive digital archive of his practice. In a casual conversation, the two will unpack some of the key ideas in Gerber’s practice, identify some of the over-painted artifacts included the exhibition, and take questions about the project.
This event is free and open to all but space is limited. RSVP here.
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.
This event is free and open to the all. If you have any questions about accessibility to the space, please email email@example.com or call 312.787.3997.
Tickets are free. Please reserve them through this link.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Installation view of works by Maya Lin at The Arts Club of Chicago, 2010.