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Lecture Series: Connecting with Contemporary—Medium Is the Message

July 23, 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.

In this session, we look at the 1960s and 70s, when artists Robert Smithson, Eva Hesse, Robert Morris ,and Claire Zeisler, among many others, began to experiment with materials rarely seen in traditional art forms. Felt, latex, aluminum, plastic, and dirt were just a few of the familiar substances that suddenly made themselves at home in galleries and museums. From bricks and mortar to digital realities, see how the mediums delivered a new message.

Registration required—register today!

This is an encore presentation of the third 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.

Eva Hesse. Sequel, 1967/68. Gift of Lannan Foundation. © The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zürich London.