An Art Design Chicago public program, July-December 2018

About the Program

As part of the Terra Foundation’s 2018 Art Design Chicago initiative, UChicago Arts’ Public Art Program presents Dialogo: Virginio Ferrari and Chicago, a series of public events with internationally-recognized Italian sculptor Virginio Ferrari (b. 1937), whose practice has been deeply embedded in Chicago’s art world since he made this city his home in the mid-1960s. Following the launch of Ferrari's new monograph, Virginio Ferrari: Full Circle 1957-2017, at Humanities Day (October 21, 2017), Dialogo: Virginio Ferrari and Chicago will expand on that conversation with public tours and talks, K-12 programming, and opportunities to experience some of Ferrari's lesser known or privately-held works.

About Art Design Chicago

Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of art and design, creativity and commerce. With a scope and ambition befitting Chicago’s grit and can-do determination, Art Design Chicago shares with the world a dynamic convergence of more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs in 2018. Together, they tell the stories of the artists and designers that defined and continue to propel Chicago’s role as a hub of imagination and impact.

Art Design Chicago on the South Side

South Side Stories: Rethinking Chicago Art, 1960-1980
Smart Museum/DuSable Museum

Art Speaks
University of Chicago Graham School

Centennial: A History of the Renaissance Society 1915-2015
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago

Into the City: A History of Chicago Art
University of Chicago Press

Bill Walker: Urban Griot
Hyde Park Art Center