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Gallery Talk: Intersections

July 14, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

The theme for this month’s Intersections is Essential Reading.

This month we take on a question suggested by the exhibition Cauleen Smith: Human_3.0 Reading List: What kind of knowledge makes an informed citizenry? Are there essential readings, documents, films, or other forms of cultural literacy that promote human consciousness and engagement, and how to we learn about them? Join a facilitated conversation about the ways that cultural consciousness is transmitted and circulated through texts. What is on your essential reading list?

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.

Cauleen Smith, The Fire Next Time, from Human_3.0 Reading List, 2015. Promised gift of Helen and Sam Zell.