Symposium: The Figure, Humor, and the Chicago Imagists

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

In partnership with Art Design Chicago and Elmhurst College, this full-day symposium explores works by the Chicago Imagists with specific emphasis on the ways in which they used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection on view at the Elmhurst Art Museum.


Free with museum admission or current membership
1:45 - 3:00pm Elmhurst Art Museum - Panel Discussion, view current exhibition
Speakers: Suellen Rocca, Dan Nadel, Frank Trankina, and Mary Lou Zelazny

Please note the morning sessions are Sold Out
11:00am - 12:30pm Illinois Hall, Elmhurst College - Introduction: Suellen Rocca, Speaker: Dan Nadel
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch break

This Symposium is proudly part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy with presenting partner, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Figure Humor and the Chicago Imagists is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, and free with registration required.

Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 30 exhibitions and hundreds of events throughout 2018.