Exhibition Opening Reception for Interlocking: Models and Proposals by Virginio Ferrari

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Interlocking: Models and Proposals by Virginio Ferrari, curated by University of Chicago alumni Lexi Drexelius and Lydia Mullin. Interlocking presents a survey of models, proposals, and drawings by Italian-born, Chicago-based sculptor Virginio Ferrari that serves as a case study for the stages of planning required of an artist to produce work for the public sphere.

Virginio Ferrari offers remarks at 4:30 pm at the site of the sculpture Interlocking just outside the Corvus Gallery. 

Lisa Trever: Moche Mural Art and the Pursuit of Archaeo Art History

Lisa Trever (Columbia University) will lecture on Moche mural art (more details to follow).

Audience Q&A and reception to follow.


Presented by the Department of Art History as part of the 2018/19 Smart Lecture series supported by the Smart Family Foundation

Taking Flight: Erika Doss & Alex J. Taylor on Chicago Public Art and Virginio Ferrari

American art historians Erika Doss (University of Notre Dame) and Alex J. Taylor (University of Pittsburgh) contextualize the work of Italian sculptor Virginio Ferrari (b. 1937) within the broader landscape of public art in post-war Chicago and American cityscapes. Q&A and reception to follow.

Daniel Bluestone: Saving Wright's Robie House, 1957

Architectural historian and director of the Preservation Studies Program at Boston University Daniel Bluestone (PhD ’84) explores the contentious yearlong international preservation campaign spurred by the Chicago Theological Seminary’s 1957 plan to demolish Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and replace it with a married student dormitory.