5:45 – 7:45 pm
We will investigate how Chicago emerged as a site for artists to advocate for social and political transformation. Through readings and discussion, participants will be introduced to a wide range of art practices focused on social engagement from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We will study artists Ellen Gates Starr, Upton Sinclair, members of the Dill Pickle Club, Gwendolyn Brooks, Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Chicago Surrealists, Artemesia Gallery, Kartemquin Films, Ray Patlán, Ellen Lanyon, Michael Piazza, The Pink Bloque, Theaster Gates, and others. Readings for the first session will be available electronically; please refer to your registration confirmation for details.
Daniel Tucker has been a leader in the field of socially engaged art for over a decade working as a curator, author, and artist.
Readings will be available in a choice of two formats; please indicate your preference when you register:
- a free, electronic copy; or
- a course packet, which will be distributed and purchased at the first session. It will cost approximately $20-30 (cash or check accepted).
Readings for the First Session:
- Readings for the first session will be available electronically upon registration; please refer to your confirmation for details.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Six sessions, $198.