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Chicago Area Conservation Group (CACG)

From: Craig Deller <craig1708>
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 1998
An Evening at the Roger Brown Study Collection
of the School of the Art Institute
6:00 - 8:00 pm   Wednesday, December 16
1926 North Halsted Street

Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection, will
present a slide lecture on the preservation of art environments from
the grottos and sculptural environments by self-taught artists in
this region, to the challenges of preserving the works of art and
the architectural context of the Roger Brown Study Collection Tours
of the collection will be offered before and after the lecture,
which will begin at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

Lisa Stone is involved in the preservation, conservation, and
interpretation of environments by self-taught artists, and is the
project coordinator for Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park.  She
is co-author, with Jim Zanzi, of Sacred Places and Other Places: A
Guide to the Grottos and Sculptural Environments of the Upper
Midwest.  (The School of the Art Institute Press, 1993).

CTA Directions: Take the Halsted Street bus to Armitage, walk 1/2
block south,  or, take the Ravenswood EL (Brown Line) to the
Armitage stop, walk 2 1/2 blocks east to Halsted, go south (right)
1/2 block.

Parking: Parking permits for side street parking are available. If
you request one early enough it will be mailed to you.  Otherwise
you can pick one up on the 16th.

In 1996 Roger Brown--artist, collector, and alumnus of the
SAIC--made a gift of his extensive collection of art, books, slides,
architectural drawings, sketchbooks, correspondence, and other
artistic and archives materials to the School of the Art Institute
of Chicago for use as an artist's study collection.  The collection
contains over one thousand works in a variety of mediums and from
diverse categories, including works by Chicago Imagists and other
contemporary artist, works by self-taught artists; American and
ethnographic folk art, objects from material and popular culture,
costumes, and textiles, furniture, books, travel souvenirs and
ephemera.  The collection is installed throughout all of the rooms
of the second floor of the house and van be seen in a single,
complex installation; its character is found in the panorama of
images and the relationships between them, rather than in discrete
objects considered individually.  In addition to the collection
installed are numerous prints, works on paper, stage set designs,
and paintings, as well as Brown's library of art books and
catalogues, slides, and other stored materials which augment the
study collection as installed.  This outstanding assemblage of art
and objects reflects Brown's personal artistic vision and his
insightful responses to the visual, material world around him, while
also exemplifying a significant aspect of Chicago's art history
which had had considerable impact on out art culture, in and beyond
Chicago.  The study collection is a "house museum" where objects
derive their meaning equally from their relationships to each other
and from the intensely personal, architectural, and symbolic context
of "home".

Please RSVP to Craig Deller  630.232.1708   ASAP

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