Correct Opinions

March 15 - April 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 24,  6–8pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 29,  1–4pm

What defines you? Everyday experiences inform our values. In turn, our values—personal, familial, economic, cultural, religious, moral, political, historical, aesthetic, or otherwise—shape our identity and influence the ways we express and identify ourselves as youth. 

If you are what you value, then what makes you, you?

Curated by Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council, Correct Opinions is an exhibition of works created by more than 50 teen artists from After School Matters programs across Chicago. Painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia, and mixed media explore varied personal interpretations of “value” and the impact this concept has on how we perceive our voices in the world. Correct Opinions examines and demonstrates the idea that—through values both distinct and interconnected—we are all ultimately united by a need for self-expression and collectively strengthened by commitment to mutual respect.

Curated by The Teen Arts Council
Dominique Abiagom, Malik A., Kayode B., Cairo Boston, Kai Bratton, Marquel Carter, Micah Carter, Milik Clay, Lovette C., Amari, Alex King, Ta’Nyia M., Rajunae McCune, Charles Mickers, Taylor N., Chyna S., Nakyla, and Ta’Kyra W.—with guidance from Victoria Martinez and Marya Spont-Lemus

Presented by the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative in partnership with After School Matters, with additional support from the UChicago Arts Grant and UChicago Charter School.


Opening Reception
Friday, March 24, 6–8pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Guided Tour
Wednesday, March 29, 6–7pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Cold: Screen-printing Workshop
Saturday, April 1, 1–4pm
Muffler Shop, 359 East Garfield Boulevard

Speak Your Thoughts
Wednesday, April 5, 5:30–7pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Guided Tour
Wednesday, April 19, 6–7pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

For Educators: Cultivating Student-Driven Learning Experiences
Saturday, April 22, 10am–1pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Curators’ Talk
Monday, April 24, 6–7pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Closing Reception: Kick Back
Saturday, April 29, 1–4pm
Arts Incubator, 301 East Garfield Boulevard

Schools or other groups interested in visiting Correct Opinions during school hours should email Additionally, in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art, we will be able to provide a limited number of joint tours of Correct Opinions at the Incubator and Conversations with the Collection: Belonging at the Smart.

About Exhibitions at the Arts Incubator

The exhibitions program at the Arts Incubator offers a platform for Chicago-based artists to thoughtfully engage with the global, contemporary art world in a localized environment. The unique positioning of this program acts as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange, creating a dynamic and critical space. Exhibitions are realized throughout the entirety of the building and the surrounding Washington Park area, fusing temporal, public space with the dedicated interior. This coupling is echoed with the public programming efforts, as we introduce the work of national artists to the local conversation.

About the Teen Arts Council
The Teen Arts Council is a group of 10-15 student leaders who collaborate with the Arts + Public Life initiative to develop creative skills, leadership experience, and opportunities for their peers to engage with the arts. The council members work with university staff and local partners to develop projects at the intersection of arts administration and community engagement.


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Chicago, IL 60637

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