George Cohen: Artist of the Chicago Avant - Garde
March 13 / 6pm
Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art
This exhibition celebrates collector Ellen Stern’s recent gift of five works by 20th-century artist George Cohen. The two paintings, two drawings, and one mixed-media object date from mid-century, when Cohen was a leading figure in Chicago’s avant-garde art world. With Cosmo Campoli, Leon Golub, and June Leaf, he organized annual “Momentum Exhibitions” that caused critics to dub the group a “new Chicago School.” The five pieces in this show demonstrate his concern with issues such as the tension between two and three-dimensional space and the use of unconventional materials, interests that ally him with contemporaries throughout the country.
This program takes place during Art After Dark. A weekly event that features different programming every Friday evening from 5pm – 10pm, free.
Admission is free for this talk.
Seating is first-come, first-served.
Please Note: Program is subject to change.
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