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CANCELED | Performance: Paulina Olowska—Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard of the Favorites |

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  • Free with museum admission

In the interest of the health and safety of our visitors, guest speakers, performers, and staff, we are canceling all events through May 10. We hope to reschedule this program and will post a new date on our website as soon as it’s set. 

Please review other precautionary measures the museum is taking due to COVID-19.

Investigating the sexual politics of space, Olowska critically engages with representations of the female body in this three-day performance event inspired by the particular aesthetic of the soft-core pornography magazine Viva and the museum’s American sculpture court.

Performances take place April 2, 7:00–7:45 and April 3 and 4, 2:00–2:45 and 4:00–4:45. They are free with museum admission and do not require registration.

Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard of the Favorites is the fourth installment of Iterations, the Art Institute’s multiyear series of new performance commissions. 

2  Paulina Olowska Naughty Nymphs In The Courtyard 2020 Collage Courtesy Of The Artist

Naughty Nymphs in the Courtyard, 2020

Paulina Olowska. Image courtesy of the artist.


Iterations is made possible through the generous support of the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.


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