Let’s consider our relationship with the recent past as it changes into something to ask about, something that’s reducible, relatable, and metaphorical. Let’s consider how it can be found so easily on the walls of a space that has been designed just for the purpose of its understanding. Let’s also consider the objects that we share in time and the ephemeral whimsy that transforms them into something more and different than what they once were. Let’s consider the Top V.
September 30, 2016, 12-4PM
Participating Artists Include: Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins
Starting at the Museum of Contemporary Art: 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
October 1, 2016, 3-6PM
Work by: Alejandro T. Acierto
Corner: 2912 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
September 30, 2016, 6-8PM
Work by: Philip Mallory Jones
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative: 1456 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60637
September 30, 2016, 9-11PM
Work by: Joan Dickinson and Mildred Hood
Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio: 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago 60660
October 1, 2016, 2-5PM
Work by: Rashayla Marie Brown, Leonard Surajaya, Josh Takano Chambers-Letson, Jessica Winegar, and Janet Dees
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art: 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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The Art of the Steal, the much–discussed documentary film about the controversial struggle over the Barnes Foundation’s extraordinary collection of Impressionist works of art, will have its Chicago premiere at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art this Wednesday evening. Located in Merion, Pennsylvania at the explicit behest of Dr. Albert C. Barnes himself, the Foundation’s collection is now slated to be moved to downtown Philadelphia, a decision which has caused a national uproar.
The film screens this Wednesday, March 10th, at 7pm at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208. Tel: 847.491.4000.
Here’s the blurb and the trailer from the film’s official website:
“In 1922, Dr. Albert C. Barnes formed a remarkable educational institution around his priceless collection of art, located just five miles outside of Philadelphia. Now, more than 50 years after Barnesâ€™ death, a powerful group of moneyed interests have gone to court for control of the art, and intend to bring it to a new museum in Philadelphia. Standing in their way is a group of Barnesâ€™ former students and his will, which contains strict instructions stating the Foundation should always be an educational institution, and that the paintings may never be removed. Will they succeed, or will a manâ€™s will be broken and one of Americaâ€™s greatest cultural monuments be destroyed?”