• November 3, 2018, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Art, Chicago-Style

Featuring: Amanda Williams, Christine Mehring, Bob Cozzolino

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Penthouse 901

915 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Amanda Williams. Credit: Tony Smith.

Join us for a conversation about the relationshi between architecture and art and Chicago’s own art history. Amanda Williams, celebrated for her responding to urban environments by blurring the boundaries between architecture and art, is joined in conversation by University of Chicago Professor of Art History Christine Mehring to discuss William’s work, such as her series, "Color(ed) Theory," in which she painted the exterior of soon-to-be-demolished houses on Chicago's south side using a culturally-charged color palette to mark the pervasiveness of vacancy and blight in black urban communities.

This program is moderated by Robert Cozzolino,Patrick and Aimee Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. It is organized in conjunction with the release of Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, an unprecedented, sweeping, single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago co-edited by Cozzolino. 

This program is presented as part of FallFest GRAPHIC! for which the Terra Foundation for American Art is the Lead Partner. Click here to view the full roster of Art Design Chicago programming presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of Fallfest 2018.