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Conversation: Visible Histories, Part Three—The Chicago Imagists and Roger Brown

April 16, 2016
Lincoln Park Library
Free with museum admission

The Art Institute of Chicago in partnership with the Chicago Public Library presents Visible Histories, a new series that connects art with topics from CPL’s One Book, One Chicago selection, The Third Coast, by Thomas Dyja. Each portion of this three-part series consists of two program parts: an engaging dialogue about local history at a CPL branch followed by a companion gallery experience that explores related artworks.

Join Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection, and Chicago historian Rob Buerglener as they discuss the impact of Chicago on the the work of artist Roger Brown (1941–1997). Identified with the Chicago Imagists, Brown lived and worked in Lincoln Park, where he created his Artists’ Museum. The conversation will focus on Brown’s paintings featuring Chicago as a dynamic, elastic entity. A related gallery talk takes place at the Rogert Brown Study Collection on April 20 at 6:00.

This event takes place at the Lincoln Park Library, located at 1150 West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

Courtesy of the Roger Brown Study Collection.