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Art Insights Symposium


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Join Art Insights volunteer lecturers as they share current topics of research and interest. Fifteen- to thirty-minute presentations include focused discussions on particular artists and works of art in the Art Institute’s collection as well as broad thematic lectures.

Woman At Her Toilette

Berthe Morisot. Woman at Her Toilette, 1875/80. Stickney Fund. 

Art Insights volunteers bring free art enrichment presentations throughout the year to older adult communities that cannot easily visit the Art Institute in person. 

Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an e-mail to as far in advance as possible.


10:00 - 10:30 Reception for Art Institute volunteers and staff

10:30 - 10:35 Lucas Livingston: Welcoming Remarks

10:35 - 11:05 Jody Rullman & Rebecca Burchart: Regionalism

11:05 - 11:30 Roberta Pawlak: Cindy Sherman

11:30 - 11:50 Char Hadley: Ravinia Music Festival Park Sculpture

11:50 - 1:30 Break

1:30 - 1:40 Ray Maddock: The Monkey Band

1:40 - 1:55 Carol Ehlers: Berthe Morisot: Why She Chose Impressionism

1:55 - 2:15 Kit Keane: Alma Thomas, Starry Night and the Astronauts

2:15 - 2:20 Lucas Livingston: Final Comments


Art Insights is generously funded by the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation. Additional funding for the Art Insights Symposium is offered by Mark, Ruth, and Eric Mandel in memory of long-time supporter Aileen Mandel.


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