Opening Monday, October 15th, from 6PM - 8PM
Monday October 15
Public Program: Visual Art
At Home with the Artist: A Legacy of Domesticity through House Museums
Reception 6:00 pm | Program 6:30 pm
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.