Upcoming Programs, Partnerships, Initiatives and Announcements
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McCarthy and some of her students will also participate and present in Chicago Women's History Council event celebrating Women's History Month on Sunday, March 16 at Loyola University.
Institute/Goodman Theatre Fellow Tanya Saracho will be working alongside Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, writing for the fourth season of HBO's Girls. Saracho also wrote an episode of HBO's new dramedy Looking which will air in mid-February.
Institute Fellows the Guerrilla Girls exhibition, Not Ready to Make Nice: The Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond, curated by Neysa Page-Leiberman (Dept. of Exhibition Spaces), is currently on view at the Krannert Art Museum from January 24 through April 6.
Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative, and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. Focusing primarily on recent work, the exhibition features rarely shown international projects that trace the collective's artistic and activist influence around the globe. In addition, a selection of iconic work from the 1980s and 90s illustrates the formative development of the group's philosophy and conceptual approach to arts activism.
The Guerrilla Girls and curator, Neysa Page-Leiberman will host a discussion at Krannert on February 27.
Not Ready to Make Nice received its World Premiere through a collaboration with the Institute, Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces, A+D Gallery, Center for Book and Paper Arts and Critical Encounters at Columbia College Chicago in March 2012.
Institute/Goodman Theatre Fellow Ifa Bayeza's play, The Ballad of Emmett Till will open at Penumbra Theatre (St. Paul, MN) February 6 through March 2.
His brutal death was the spark that ignited one of the most important social justice movements in the world, but Emmett Till remains a stranger to most Americans. The Ballad of Emmett Till introduces you to the boy and celebrates his life through the eyes of those who loved him and knew him best. As his mother said, her son was "the sacrificial lamb of the Civil Rights Movement". When he died, the world woke up.
Institute Distinguished Advisory, Contemporary Artist Jim Hodges exhibition Give More Than You Take, featuring over 80 works produced from 1987 to now, opens at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) February 15 through May 11.
Institute Fellow Cheryl Lynn Bruce stars in The Gospel of Lovingkindness opening at Victory Gardens Theater (Chicago, IL) February 28-March 30.
One mother sees her son struggle to find his place in the world, and another sees her son live his dream. When these proud women meet, everything--their lives, their families, their city--is sent over the edge. As fervent and poetic as a gospel hymn, this drama about faith, family, and loss was inspired by true events.
Programs, Partnerships and Initiatives