One Book, One Chicago Program: Into the Void

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  • Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event.

With the selection of Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, this year's One Book, One Chicago is looking to the future—and all the shapes it can takeMuch of artist Lee Bontecou's work stemmed from her fear and fascination about a post-WWII, nuclear future, resulting in images of black voids, cosmic orbs, floating teeth, and mutant flowers.

In this interactive and conversational gathering, we’ll dive into these conflicting ideas by visiting the exhibition Into the Void: Prints of Lee Bontecou (on view January 26-May 5), and then create our own expressions about the future through writing and drawing exercises. 

Eighth Stone

Lee Bontecou. Eighth Stone, 1965-68. U.L.A.E. Collection acquired through a challenge grant of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dittmer; restricted gift of supporters of the Department of Prints and Drawings;...

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Presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library One Book One Chicago Program and the 2018-19 selection, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. 


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