The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) a grant of $10,000 to support The Chicago Imagists: Before and After exhibition and related programming. This vibrant exhibition featuring some of Chicago’s most famous artists, those who inspired them and those they influenced will span LCA’s three major galleries and be open to the public free of charge from June 17 through October 19.
A variety of community engagement events are planned during the exhibition’s run, including an opening reception on July 5, a curator-led tour on July 13 and a Family Day on September 21. LCA also engages area schoolchildren with the art in its galleries through its Student Learning Tour program.
This exhibition is well-timed to take advantage of renewed interest in the Chicago Imagists worldwide. It opens on the heels of a major show at the Art Institute of Chicago and exhibits in London and Milan.