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Gallery Talk: Intersections

December 9, 2016
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

The theme for this month's Intersections is "Art and Violence." What can art do in the face of violence? How do artistic engagements with violence—abstract, literal, or representational—shape both our experience of art and our thinking about violence in the past and present? Join museum educators Nenette Luarca-Shoaf and Robert Smith III to discuss these questions in relation to two very different 20th century artworks.

In this new interactive lecture series, the Art Institute’s encyclopedic collection serves as a catalyst for conversations about urgent social questions and current events. Come ready to participate and create community through dialogue about art. Educators select featured artworks and post them here in advance of each discussion in order to be responsive to an ever-changing world.    

Visit the calendar to view upcoming Intersections programs on the second Friday of each month.


Philip Guston. Bad Times, 1970. © The Estate of Philip Guston.