Join us for a discussion with Dr. Donny George Youkhanna, former Director of the National Museum of Iraq; University of Chicago Professor of Mesopotamian Art, McGuire Gibson; and artist Michael Rakowitz. The conversation will focus on the state of the museum (and historical/archeological/cultural artifacts in general) in a war zone, how the situation in Iraq […]
Join us for Enemy Kitchen, where artist Michael Rakowitz uses food as an element to facilitate dialogue and collaboration by preparing a meal based on his Iraqi mother’s home recipes. RSVP required. In conjunction with the current exhibition Consuming War.
Join us for Talk Back: Buyer Beware, an artist panel with Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes, Frederick Holland, Michael Hernandez de Luna, and Ellen Rothenberg. In conjunction with the current exhibition Consuming War.
Join us for Talk Back: Creating Histories, an artist panel with Wafaa Bilal, Adam Brooks, Edra Soto, and Dolores Wilber. In conjunction with the current exhbition Consuming War.
The Chicago Chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War discusses the creative tactics and actions developed to unite veterans and fight back for benefits and against the occupation of Iraq, including Warrior Writer Project, Operation First Casualty, and the Befriend a Recruiter Campaign.
Geraldine Gorman, RN, PhD, speaks about Emergency, the international relief organization providing treatment to civilian war victims. In conjunction with the current exhibition Consuming War.
A community gathering for peace, with yoga practice, peace offerings, prayer flags and more. This event will take place at the lakefront as well as at the Art Center. In conjunction with the current exhibition Consuming War.
Learn more about contemporary art in a fun, relaxed setting. Enjoy wine and cheese and mingling with neighbors and friends! This month, hear from Director of Exhibitions, Allison Peters, about the new Consuming War show, and tour the exhibition.
Consuming War addresses the ways the American media and consumer culture have manipulated and influenced our perceptions of war. Prior to the reception, Michael Zerang and Jim Baker perform works honoring their friend, Malachi Ritscher, on the anniversary of his death in protest of the Iraq war. We also open Alice Shaddle: Fragments in a […]