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Gallery Program: Intersections



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  • Free with museum admission

Love is all around us! Representations of love abound, in rom-coms, on social media and dating apps, and of course, in music and art. Representations of love belie social, political, cultural and historical narratives that we are performing and aspiring to. Join educators Nancy Chen and Giannella Ysasi to look at the Vignettes series by contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall and consider whether art can help us think critically about human relationships and the concept of love.

“From one side you got the struggle; from the other side you got the aspiration.”
–Kerry James Marshall.

In this interactive series, the Art Institute’s wide-ranging collection serves as a catalyst for conversations about urgent social questions and current events. Facilitators select featured artworks, which they post here in advance of each discussion. Come ready to participate and create community through dialogue about art.

Visit the calendar to view upcoming Intersections programs, presented on the second Friday of each month.

A work made of acrylic on plexiglas.
Vignette #2, 2005
Kerry James Marshall

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Support for public programs is provided in part by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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