Sep 26th 2021

On Sunday, September 26 at 3pm, join us for a virtual lecture, Designing a New Museum, featuring Tanner Woodford.

This lecture is a part of the ongoing EAC series, “In Focus.” “In Focus” features a variety of talks and presentations by artists, art professionals, historians and more!

Tanner Woodford is founder and executive director of the Design Museum of Chicago. As an artist, he paints optimistic, typographic, and larger-than-life murals. His work has appeared at the WNDR Museum, Soho House Chicago, and is permanently installed at Weber Shandwick in the John Hancock Building. In 2020, Tanner was appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to the City of Chicago’s Cultural Advisory Council. As a designer, educator, and entrepreneur, he has taught, lectured, and led workshops on design issues, social change, and design history in classrooms and at conferences. Tanner received a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University in 2009, and returned to teach in 2010. More recently, he teaches Design Thinking For Social Change at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is happy to be scrappy, irrepressibly optimistic, and believes design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register online through Eventbrite:

This lecture will be virtual only, and available via Zoom. After registering on Eventbrite, a day before the event, we will email you more information on how to log into the event via Zoom with the Meeting ID and password.

This event is free and open to the public.

Evanston Art Center, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. The Art Center offers extensive and innovative instruction in broad areas of artistic endeavor through classes, exhibitions, interactive arts activities, and community outreach initiatives.

Evanston Art Center is located at 1717 Central Street, Evanston, IL. Evanston Art Center Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 1pm – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 4pm. First and second floor gallery spaces are accessible. Limited free parking is available. All visitors are required to wear face masks. Please adhere to 6′ social distancing requirements when in the gallery space. Register online via Eventbrite.

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