Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago , IL 60622
United States

PAST EVENTS

Intuit Visionary Ball (Online)

From: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Until: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen

From: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Until: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Justin Duerr: Surrender to Survival

From: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, January 12, 2020

Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018

From: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019

This Stillness

From: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Creative Impulse: Works by Robert Johnson and E. Nix

From: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

From: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Art Against the Flow Summit

From: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Until: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Click HERE to register.

To Be Seen and Heard: Five Wisconsin Artists

From: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Stephen Warde Anderson: Attention to Detail

From: 
Friday, January 26, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin

From: 
Friday, December 22, 2017
Until: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Henry Darger's Orphans and the Construction of Race

From: 
Friday, July 14, 2017
Until: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018

Curated by Jaimy Mann Dunye

Betwixt and Between: Darger's Vivian Girls

From: 
Friday, April 14, 2017
Until: 
Monday, September 4, 2017

Curated by Leisa Rundquist

Unreal Realms: Henry Darger

From: 
Friday, January 20, 2017
Until: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Curated by Jan Petry and David Syrek

Post Black Folk Art in America

From: 
Friday, July 15, 2016
Until: 
Monday, January 2, 2017

Curated by Faheem Majeed

Private Eyes: Selected Artwork from the Kinsey Institute Collection

From: 
Friday, August 12, 2016
Until: 
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lee Godie: Self-Portraits

From: 
Friday, April 8, 2016
Until: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Courttney Cooper Maps

Courttney Cooper Maps

From: 
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Until: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Caparena: The Clarence and Grace Woolsey Figures

From: 
Friday, January 15, 2016
Until: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016

MAD AS HELL: The Collages of Richard Saholt

From: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Until: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016

dRAW

From: 
Friday, September 11, 2015
Until: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Collect-o-rama

Collect-o-Rama

From: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Until: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015

Palimpsest: Betty Zakolan

From: 
Friday, July 10, 2015
Until: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Exposed: The Intuit Collection

From: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
Until: 
Friday, September 4, 2015

Welcome to the World of Mr. Imagination

From: 
Friday, January 9, 2015
Until: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Palimpsest, an exhibit of works by Betty Zakoian

From: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Until: 
Monday, January 26, 2015

Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna

From: 
Friday, May 9, 2014
Until: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Harry and Edna were everyday people who lived extraordinary lives. They frequented fancy parties. They traveled the world. And they captured it all on film. Half a century later, their photographic journey continued by falling into the hands of Jeff Phillips. Phillips, a Chicago-based photographer, discovered the lives of Harry and Edna in 30 boxes filled with more than a thousand unlabeled Kodachrome slides at a second hand shop in St. Louis. An artist who has always been fascinated by found photographs, he bought them, wondering why these enigmatic family portraits were abandoned.

Phillips began sharing the vivid and kitschy images on Facebook where he asked, “Is This Your Mother?” The unknown couple is seen at a holiday party, on a tropical cruise, posing on an iceberg in Alaska and in front of famous places. The more images he shared, the more intent he became on finding the people in the pictures.

The number of visitors to the page grew quickly, and a disparate search party of amateur genealogists and online sleuths emerged. They foraged for hidden details, scouring census databases and immigration records for possible connections. Others participated by remarking about the fashions of the period, or by proposing imaginary dialog that might have occurred between the two unknown persons.

Could the social media community help restore their identities, or would they be lost forever?

Lost and Found is a unique exhibition of photography that tells the story of a social media search party attempting to discover the identities of an anonymous couple who traveled the world more than 50 years ago. This exhibition presents the beauty, humor, and mystery of found photographs and explores the intersection of photography, social media, and our places in history.

It Takes a Hard Heart: The Life Work of Eddie Harris

From: 
Friday, September 13, 2013
Until: 
Saturday, December 28, 2013

OHYOUKIDMERTZ

From: 
Friday, July 12, 2013
Until: 
Saturday, December 28, 2013

Beyond Influence: The Art of Little City

From: 
Friday, May 10, 2013
Until: 
Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Circus Collages of C.T. McClusky

From: 
Friday, January 11, 2013
Until: 
Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kevin Blythe Sampson: An Ill Wind Blowing

From: 
Friday, January 11, 2013
Until: 
Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hawkins/Hawkins: One Saw Everything; One Saw Nothing

From: 
Friday, September 14, 2012
Until: 
Saturday, January 5, 2013

This exhibition brings together two masters of self-taught art who share a name and a talent for using simple materials to create compelling images: William Hawkins and Hawkins Bolden.

Ex-Static: George Kagan’s Radios

From: 
Friday, July 13, 2012
Until: 
Saturday, January 5, 2013

Presented in conjunction with Hyde Park Kunstverein, Ex-Static: George Kagan’s Radios features a striking body of over 50 hand-built radios and drawings produced over the past 14 years by self-taught Chicago artist George Kagan. Included are sets that range from small battery-powered units to towering jukebox inspired pieces. Throughout his decade and a half building radios, Kagan has also produced an archive of drawings, which act as concept sketches, schematics, and documentation.

As art objects, Kagan’s pieces occupy a hybrid space, with inexpensive car radio faces embedded into highly crafted wooden exteriors, and outfitted with tweeters, subwoofers, and amplifiers, offering up deliciously resonant sound. Kagan’s works jog in time, oscillating between technological obsolescence and nostalgia, mass manufacturing and skilled carpentry. Ex-Static offers a body of work that weds pop with symphony, all while conjuring up the distant pre-TV days when families gathered around the radio like an information shrine, as well as the more recent times when we carried stacks of cassette tapes in our cars. Kagan seems to be advocating for a radical form of capitalism, one that pushes back against our reality of planned obsolescence and constant technological updates leading to a cycle of throw-always. Kagan’s work recalls the beginnings of Radio Shack: one store in Boston run by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann, who were dedicated to providing intrepid customers with parts to build their own ham radios, but also its current incarnation as a multinational sprawl of franchises where the car radios are now purchased.

George Kagan lives in Chicago and worked as a dentist for the Chicago Board of Health. In 1997, he saw an advertisement from Grundig Radios announcing the reintroduction of a wooden radio it manufactured in the 50′s. His kitchen floor quickly became a makeshift woodworking studio where he taught himself how to build pieces that exhibit aesthetic, acoustic and electronic precision, at times dipping into forms and concepts of Modernism and the International Style, and exploring how the Golden Ratio impacts sound.

Heaven + Hell

From: 
Friday, February 10, 2012
Until: 
Saturday, June 30, 2012

You Better Be Listening: Text in Self-Taught Art

From: 
Friday, July 8, 2011
Until: 
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Matt Arient, Guest Curator

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein: From the Wand of the Genii

From: 
Friday, September 16, 2011
Until: 
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Esta Chido Todo: The Drawings of Raul Maldonado

From: 
Friday, June 3, 2011
Until: 
Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Architecture of Hope: The Treasures of Intuit

From: 
Friday, January 21, 2011
Until: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Forget Me Not: Self-Taught Portraits

From: 
Friday, September 10, 2010
Until: 
Friday, December 31, 2010

Almost There: A Portrait of Peter Anton

From: 
Friday, July 9, 2010
Until: 
Thursday, December 30, 2010