Oct 10th 2018

Interested in archives, performance art, or Chicago’s alternative gallery scene? Check out this event, Selections from the Randolph Street Gallery Archives—Screenings & Exhibition, tomorrow, Wednesday 10/10 6-8 pm in the Flaxman Library Special Collections Reading Room, Sharp 508!

This event is free and open to the public and is in partnership with the Chicago Area Archivists

Chicago Open Archives is a month-long opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the history and cultural heritage of our city, state, and world through the collections of institutions through the Chicagoland area.

The Randolph Street Gallery Archives features photographs, event calendars, posters, and a wide variety of other materials documenting the twenty-year history (1979–98) of an important Chicago cooperative, gallery, and performance space. With a particular interest in social and political issues of its time and a deep commitment to community engagement, Randolph Street Gallery was a critical venue for new forms of artistic expression. The gallery left a lasting impact both locally, nationally, and globally.‌ Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room will encounter transmissions from the recently preserved audio visual and ephemeral holdings.

Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Please contact asheridan@saic.edu to register.

The John M. Flaxman Library’s Special Collections includes the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, a 16mm Film Study Collection, the Randolph Street Gallery Archives, The Goat Island Archives, and Artist Ephemera Files.

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