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Gallery Talk: Intersections

January 12, 2018
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

The theme for this month’s Intersections is Neutrality. 

Over the holidays, many people do their best to avoid political conversations with family. There might be other times when a person, an institution, or a country try to remain neutral. But is this even possible? And what are the implications of not taking sides? 

This month’s Intersections considers the position of neutrality. We’ll look at artwork from the 1960s and consider what it means when artists don’t take a stand or try to represent something from a neutral position. 

In this interactive 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. Facilitators select featured artworks and post them here in advance of each discussion in order to be responsive to an ever-changing world.    

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Andy Warhol, Little Race Riot, 1964. Gift of Edlis|Neeson Collection. © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.