Nov 20th 2018

John Corbett and Sarah Kelly Oehler join Dr. Susan Weininger to explore the Chicago art scene in the interwar period, looking particularly at the work of Jewish and African American artists. Corbett is an award-winning journalist, musician, music producer, and educator. Former Artistic Director of Berlin’s Jazz festival, he teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and co-owns Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. Oehler is the Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she recently curated Charles White: A Retrospective.

This discussion is held in conjunction with Todros Geller: Strange Worlds.

Todros Geller: Strange Worlds draws primarily from Spertus Institute’s collection — which includes extensive holdings of Geller’s paintings, prints, and works on paper as well as preparatory sketches, letters, books, postcards, articles, photographs, posters, and illustrations — to present the broad scope of Geller’s creative endeavors. More than 30 works in a range of mediums will be on view, the majority for the first time, along with a selection of unique archival materials to allow viewers to explore the public and private concerns that animated Geller’s work.

Todros Geller: Strange Worlds is part of Art Design Chicago, a celebration of the vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of art and design, creativity, and commerce. Art Design Chicago is an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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