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Chicago Humanities Festival: Lecture—Jerry Saltz presents The Art World Problem

October 27, 2018
Fullerton Hall
$10 students, $15 members, $20 nonmembers; purchase tickets at

“The art world is an all-volunteer army, and we all come here naked.”

Or so says Jerry Saltz, who has made a life—and won a Pulitzer—as an art critic. Saltz, a Chicago native known for his irreverent humor and sweeping, iconoclastic perspective on what the art world can and cannot be, do, and provide, joins us to offer a public intervention about key issues in contemporary visual art, and the increasingly visual—though perhaps not artistic—nature of our world. 

Exclusive member pre-sale will be available on Tuesday, September 18 at 10:00 am central time. 
General ticket sales will be available on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:00 am central time. 

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Beginning Tuesday, September 18 at 10:00 am CDT, members can receive early buying access to Art World Problem, Ukiyo-e, and Hairy Who by visiting, clicking "Order Tickets" on this event, and entering AICMEM2018 in the promotion code field. The promo code will reveal a special discounted ticket price for Art Institute of Chicago members. Tickets open to the public on September 25.


This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival and is part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design history spearheaded and funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.