• September 25, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Off the Wall—Murals, Friezes, and Graffiti

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Bob Crawford. Untitled (Wall of Respect), 1967/71. Through prior gifts of Emanuel and Edithann M. Gerard and Mrs. James Ward Thorne.

The impulse to put our marks on the wall is as old as art itself. Join museum educator Paulina Lopez for an in-depth look at works that demand to be seen without a frame, ranging from Greek-style friezes to Mesoamerican murals, as well as photographs featured in Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago: 1950—1980 of Chicago's Wall of Respect in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood and Latin American street gang graffiti along the city's west side.