About Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists

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In the mid-1960s, a group of artists located in Chicago offered a Midwestern alternative to the Pop art scene on the coasts. This documentary represents the first film to tell the “wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story” of the artists associated with groups like the Hairy Who, Monster Roster, and Imagists. It features over 40 interviews with the artists, critics, curators, and collectors, intertwined with a wealth of archival footage and photographs, and an original score for cello and voice by composer Tomeka Reid. (2K DCP Presentation)

Gallery Talk: Chicago Imagists in Focus
October 18 – Sunday – 2:00–2:30 p.m.
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor. Nan Brewer, the IU Art Museum’s Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a selection of prints, paintings, and sculpture by artists of the “Chicago School,” including Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, David Sharpe, Jordan Davies, H. C. Westermann, and Hollis Sigler.
The programs are presented in partnership between the IU Art Museum and IU Cinema and are sponsored by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes. The talks and films are free and open to the public.

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