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Member Lecture: Christina Ramberg—A Retrospective

Fri, Apr 19 | 1:00–2:00

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Probed Cinch, 1971

Christina Ramberg. Private collection, New York. © The Estate of Christina Ramberg. Photography by Clements/Howcroft, Boston.

Join Thea Liberty Nichols, associate research curator in Modern and Contemporary Art, for a discussion of the exhibition Christina Ramberg: A Retrospective.

Christina Ramberg was a central figure in the contemporary Chicago art world. Her brief but succinct corpus straddled figuration and abstraction across a range of media. In addition to drawing, painting, printmaking, and quilting, Ramberg was also a note-taker, slide-maker, collector, and diarist. This lecture explores Ramberg’s informal archive of ephemera and illustrates how she digested and altered an enormous breadth of source material to create work that has both inspired and anticipated current artistic trends.

About the Speaker

Thea Liberty Nichols is an associate research curator in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her prior work for the museum included co-organizing Hairy Who? 1966–1969 (2018) with Ann Goldstein and Mark Pascale and providing support for Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again (2019) and Ray Johnson c/o (2021).

Please note that this is an in-person event that takes place at the museum.

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