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Lecture Series: Connecting with Contemporary—Body Slam

August 20, 2015
Fullerton Hall
$8 members, $12 nonmembers

Are you curious about contemporary art?  Do you find it challenging or puzzling and want to learn more? Join us for four lectures that will trace the evolution of contemporary art using the Art Institute’s growing collection.

Bootsy’s Rubber Band brought the funk, and the art world danced to a beat that celebrated bodies in motion, and bodies at rest. Artists deeply affected and influenced by the HIV/AIDS crisis led audiences to consider the messy facts of life implicit in our birth, growth, and death. Robert Gober, Kiki Smith, Cindy Sherman, and Jean-Michel Basquiat became analogous to rock stars. It wasn’t the first time artists have been treated like celebrities, and it probably won’t be the last.

Registration required—register today!

This is an encore presentation of the last session. See all the sessions in this series.

Please note museum admission is not included in the nonmember ticket price. However, the Thursday sessions occur during the museum's free hours for IL residents. For more information, please call Member Services at (312) 499-4111.

Kiki Smith. Untitled, 1988. Gift of Lannan Foundation.