Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection
January 28 – July 8, 2012
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Curator: Lucas Cowan and Lanny Silverman
Co-Curator: Debra Purden
Director of Exhibitions: Dr. Elizabeth Lee Kelly..
Presented by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events,
in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture..
LINKS to PHOTO GALLERIES/ PRESS/ VIDEOS..
Photo Gallery I: Morbid Curiosity Collection click here..
Photo Gallery II: War Collection click here..
Photo Gallery III: Related Events click here..
Opening Reception: click here..
Curatorial Statement: Lucas Cowen click here..
Curatorial Statement: Debra Purden click here..
PRESS click here..
VIDEO click here
- Gallery Talk with art collector Richard Harris, and…
- Gallery Talk with participating artists and guest speakers..
- Other Related Events..
Gallery Talk with Richard Harris
Sunday, January 29, 3 pm – Richard Harris, collector
Sunday, March 11, 3 pm – Richard Harris, collector
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm – Richard Harris, collector
Thursday, May 24, 12:15 pm – Richard Harris, collector
Thursday, June 21, 12:15 pm – Richard Harris, collector
Gallery Talk by participating artists and guest speakers..
Saturday, January 28 – Jodie Carey and Guerra de la Paz, artists
Saturday, April 7 – Richard Harris talks about his 1,500 piece death-inspired collection, which he has assembled over a dozen years.
Friday, April 20 – Jonathan P. Canning, Curator at Martin D’Arcy Museum of Art and LUMA, Loyola University Museum of Art, discusses the popularity of skeletons in European art from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Attendees will gain insights on how to interpret the skeleton imagery and the messages artists aim to impart to the viewer.
Wednesday, April 25 – Dr. Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art History at DePaul University, discusses the work of acclaimed artist Otto Dix, whose 20th century masterpiece Der Kreig is featured in Morbid Curiosity
Saturday, April 28 – Marcos Raya discusses his five works celebrating the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead that are showcased in Morbid Curiosity.
Other Related Events..
Friday, February 3 – Plato the Poet: Socratic Visions of the Afterlife
Thursday, February 9 – Death as an Occasion for Wonder
Thursday, February 16 – Hard Headed Heart
Monday, February 27 – Curating Monsters and Mortality
Thursday, April 5 – Death: A perspective on Life
Thursday, May 3 – Lecture: A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum
Thursday, May 3 – Poetry Reading
Monday, May 7 – Riding the Cycle of Life and Death
Gallery Talks are held in the exhibition space, and feature participating artists, guest speakers, and the collector Richard Harris..
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