Revolutionary Imagination: Chicago Surrealism from Object to Activism
In conjunction with the Arts Club of Chicago’s summer exhibition A Home for Surrealism, this two-day program will explore the legacy of Surrealism in Chicago in all of its dimensions, from histories of collecting and display to surrealist artistic practices. In a series of lectures and discussions, a set of international scholars and historical practitioners of Surrealism will examine the movement’s story in Chicago from the standpoint of local art institutions and activist politics alike. Part of the Terra Foundation of American Art’s Art Design Chicago initiative, this program is designed to expand awareness of Surrealism’s wide-ranging heritage in our city.
Free and open to the public.
Revolutionary Imagination: Chicago Surrealism from Object to Activism is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
Revolutionary Imagination: Chicago Surrealism from Object to Activism is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Arts Club of Chicago, the Art History Department of the University of Chicago, and the France Chicago Center.