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Virtual Conversation: Collection Top Five with Alberto Aguilar and Jorge Lucero



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Collection Top 5, 2021

 Jorge Lucero and Alberto Aguilar

In this virtual conversation, Chicago artists Alberto Aguilar and Jorge Lucero go head-to-head in a countdown of their top five pieces from the museum’s collection. Join them as they discuss their picks and share how these works have inspired their own creative practices.

About the Artists

Alberto Aguilar is a _______-based artist born in the year 19__ __. He has exhibited his artwork at various museums including the ________ Museum of _______ Art, Museum of ___________ Art _______, ___________ Institute of Art, the _______ _______ Museum of ________ Art, and the Art _________ of _______. Aguilar is the recipient of the _____ ____ Award and a grant from the ___ ______ Foundation. He received a masters in fine art from the School of the ___ _________ of _______.  In his work, Alberto uses a straightforward visual language to connect with the viewer but purposefully voids out information as a way to create ________.

Jorge Lucero is an artist born, raised, and educated in Chicago. He currently serves as chair and associate professor of art education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lucero’s books include Mere and Easy: Collage as a Critical Practice in Pedagogy; Teacher as Artist-in-Residence: The Most Radical Form of Expression to Ever Exist; and the forthcoming What Happens at the Intersection of Conceptual Art and Teaching?. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books. Lucero has exhibited, performed, and taught all over the United States and abroad. He received his degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Penn State University. He is co-editor of the international journal Visual Arts Research and sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Social Theory and Art Education, the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Find Zoom tutorials and resources here. If you have any questions about virtual programming, please reach out to

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