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Artists Connect: George Lewis on Assemblage

September 22, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

In this in-gallery conversation, composer and musician George Lewis explores the assemblage approach to art making in the work of artist Joseph Cornell. 

Artists Connect is a new series of in-gallery programs that highlight the creative process. Artists, poets, dancers, and musicians engage with works of art, making connections to their own practice and inspiring new ways of understanding the Art Institute’s collection.

This program is the second in a series of special events presented by Ensemble Dal Niente and George Lewis at the museum. Learn more about their collaboration, and join us for these other related programs:

    • Performance: Ensemble Dal Niente
      Members of contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente respond to works from the museum collection with a series of in-gallery performances, concluding with a large-scale performance of George Lewis’ Artificial Life (2007).  

Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

About the Artist

George Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002, Lewis has made over 120 recordings as composer or performer, and his publications on experimental music appear regularly in scholarly and popular journals.

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