About the Artist

Alberto Aguilar

December 2015–August 2016

As the 2015–2016 artist-in-residence for Museum Education, Chicago artist Alberto Aguilar worked in the Ryan Education Center and several galleries through the summer. Aguilar’s creative practice often incorporates found materials as well as exchanges with his family, artists, and other people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound, and has been exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Sponsored by the Rita and Jim Knox Endowment Fund for Museum Education

Learn more about Alberto in this interview on our blog.

Check out photos of his installation at the museum, Room for Intimacy, which closed last winter.

Past Programs

Artist Talk: Alberto Aguilar
August 18 at 6:00 

Family Workshop: This workshop is a work made up of parts
August 6 at 11:00–12:30 or 2:00–3:00

Artist-in-Residence: Garden Work
April 1, 10:30–5:00

Conversation: The Gathering—Through the Looking Glass: A Personal Narrative Made Public
March 17 at 6:00