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Retrieving Our Selves: Thrift Store Culture and Collecting

June 24, 2010 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Although the thrift store is primarily a place of inexpensive everyday items, it is also a place of dreams, of bygone identities and childhood experiences. When we visit a thrift store we often find not just something useful but more often than not something that reminds us of who we once were, who we would like to be or even better, someone we are in our imagination. Christine Atha, curator of The People’s Gallery, discusses collections based on thrift store finds and how they document culture and testify to bygone fads and overnight sensations long since discarded. This lecture is in conjunction with Roger Brown: Calif. USA. Thursday, June 24 6pm, Free

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June 24, 2010
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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5020 S. Cornell Avenue

Chicago, 60615
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Phone:
773-324-5520