Pop-Up Talks

Select Fridays at 1:00
Through April 10, 2015
Meet in Gallery 100

Artist Talk: James Welling

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Fullerton Hall

The Hugh Edwards Lecture

With Wolfgang Tillmans
Thursday, June 4, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Rubloff Auditorium

In 1929, Hugh Edwards came to the Art Institute of Chicago from Paducah, Kentucky, with a high-school education and several years’ work experience at the local library. After starting at our own Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Edwards joined the Department of Prints and Drawings while independently pursuing a love of photography. In 1958—nearly 30 years after joining the museum—Edwards was named Associate Curator of Photographs, and thereby became able to merge his avocation and his vocation into a single career.

Hugh Edwards ran an exhibitions and acquisitions program in photography for 12 years, until his retirement in 1970. In honor of his tremendous dedication and achievements, an annual lecture has been established with the aim to bring the most significant, internationally renowned practitioners of our time to as broad an audience as possible.

The inaugural Hugh Edwards Lecture in Photography will be given by Wolfgang Tillmans and is made possible through an endowment from the Crossed Purposes Foundation.


Symposium: Giulio Paolini

Friday, February 6, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Morton Auditorium

Artist Talk: John Gossage

Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Fullerton Hall

Gallery Talk: Exhibition Overview of The City Lost and Found

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Meet in Griffin Court

Keynote Lecture: All Out in the Streets

Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Fullerton Hall

Conversation and Tasting: Marcus Samuelsson and Dawoud Bey

Sunday, November 9, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Rubloff Auditorium and Millennium Park Room

Artist Talk: Duane Michals—My Visit with Magritte

Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Fullerton Hall

Panel Discussion: Sarah Charlesworth

With Laurie Simmons, Sara VanDerBeek, Liz Deschenes, and Kate Linker
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Fullerton Hall