Tag: Illinois

November 18th, Chicago: Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob “Thinking Contemporary Curating”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Terry Smith in Conversation with Mary Jane Jacob Thinking Contemporary Curating
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Free with museum admission.

“Renowned art historian and critic Terry Smith discusses his book, Thinking Contemporary Curating, with Mary Jane Jacob, Executive Director of Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first book to offer an in-depth analysis of the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking—or insight—that underpins it. In five essays, Smith describes how today curators take on roles far beyond exhibition making, to include reimagining museums; writing the history of curating; creating discursive platforms and undertaking social or political activism, as well as rethinking spectatorship. A book signing follows their conversation.”

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Ave,
Chicago, IL 60611  [map]

June 29th, Chicago: Memories, Moons & Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway

© Eddie Soloway

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Memories, Moons and Imagination: An Evening with Eddie Soloway
Friday, June 29, 2012 7:30-9:00 pm
Tickets: $12.00 advance | $15.00 at the door
$6.00 students/Columbia College staff & alumni

“Photographs can go far beyond being a record of a person, place or thing. They can take our breath away, transport us to another realm, or flood us with long-forgotten memories.

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops invites you to join photographer and storyteller Eddie Soloway for Memories, Moons, and Imagination, an entertaining and informative presentation designed to open you up to the beauty right in front of our noses … and deep inside our hearts.”

Ferguson Memorial Theater, Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605 [map]

March 4th, Riverwoods, IL: Opening Reception & Artist Talk with Colleen Plumb “Animals Are Outside Today”

© 2012 Colleen Plumb

Ryerson Woods, Brushwood
Colleen Plumb’s Animals Are Outside Today
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2012, 1:00-3:00 pm
Artist Talk at 2:15 pm

Free and open to the public.

“In this solo show Animals Are Outside Today, Colleen Plumb examines relationships between humans and animals, studying how animals are woven through the fabric of culture. Living and dead, real and fake, as displays or companions, these images investigate our ambivalence or perhaps multivalent attitudes toward animals, exposing both our kinship and disjuncture from other creatures of the Earth. Opening reception includes a talk by the artist and a book signing.”

The exhibition will be on view until April 29, 2012.

Ryerson Woods, Brushwood
21950 North Riverwoods Road
Riverwoods, Illinois (just west of Deerfield, IL)  [map]

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