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Opening Reception: Let Me Be an Object that Screams

Opening Reception

Friday, September 8, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of Let Me Be an Object that Screams, curated by Matt Morris. The exhibition brings together a range of works by contemporary artists in order to test p...

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Opening Reception: Black Light and Make Room

Opening Reception

Friday, June 23, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of two exhibitions at Gallery 400: Black Light and Make Room. During the reception a special program, (e.3 There is a time and place for Everything), will b...

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Opening Reception: The Earth Will Not Abide

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of The Earth Will Not Abide, an exhibition that poses questions about the ecological and social viability of industrial agriculture and extractive land us...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Ghost Pattern Waves

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 3

Opening Reception

Friday, April 7, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Ghost Pattern Waves, the final in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving I...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Favorite Spring Candles

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2

Opening Reception

Friday, March 31, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Favorite Spring Candles, the second in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Mov...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Adaptations for the Understudy

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 1

Opening Reception

Friday, March 17, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Adaptations for the Understudy, the first in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photograph...

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Opening Reception: Embodiment Abstracted: The Influence of Yvonne Rainer

Curated by Elise Archais

Opening Reception

Friday, January 13, 2017 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening of Embodiment Abstracted: The Influence of Yvonne Rainer. Since the 1960s Yvonne Rainer's dance has shown us what is possible when ordinary movement is made the mater...

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Opening Reception: David Leggett: Black Drawls

Opening Reception

Friday, November 4, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of David Leggett's solo exhibition Black Drawls. This first large-scale presentation of artwork by Chicago-based David Leggett includes paintings, draw...

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Opening Reception: Christa Donner: Our New System

Opening Reception

Friday, September 9, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of  Christa Donner's solo exhibition Our New System. Building on her virtuosic body of drawings concerned with the complexities of the human ...

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Reception: The Netsch Campus and Back to the Future

Opening Reception

Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of two exhibitions at Gallery 400: The Netsch Campus: Materializing the Public at UIC and Back to the Future: Visualizing the Arts at UIC, co-curated by Jud...

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Opening Reception: Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia

Opening Reception

Friday, June 24, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of Precarity: Contingency in Artmaking and Academia, an exhibition curated by Lorelei Stewart and featuring artists and organizations Christian Nagler,...

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Opening Reception: our duty to fight

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join us for the opening reception of our duty to fight, organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago.
"our duty to fight" is a call to join the rebellion being waged. Artworks created especially for th...

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Reception and Artist Talks: A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron, the last in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts...

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Reception and Artist Talks: The Crystalline Regime

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 8, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of The Crystalline Regime, the second in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Movi...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Hyphen Makings

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 1, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Hyphen Makings, the first in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image,...

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Opening Reception: Few Were Happy with Their Condition

Opening Reception

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join us for the opening reception of Few Were Happy with Their Condition, curated by Olga Stefan. Few Were Happy with Their Condition explores life in post-communist Romania, a time of hope and dis...

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Opening Reception: Making Chances

Opening Reception

Friday, September 11, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join us for the opening reception of Making Chances, curated by John Neff and Lorelei Stewart. Making Chances meshes artworks, histories and exhibition design in a reflection of the intertwine...

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Opening Reception: After Today

Opening Reception

Friday, May 8, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of After Today, an exhibition curated by Lorelei Stewart and featuring artists Marianne Fairbanks, Fultonia, 96 Acres, Jason Lazarus, Cauleen Smith, Ja...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Shadowboxing the Axis

2015 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 3

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 17, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Shadowboxing the Axis, the last in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving ...

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Reception and Artist Talks: The Uncanny Valley

2015 MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 10, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of The Uncanny Valley, the second in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving I...

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Reception and Artist Talks: Gush

2015 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 1

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Friday, April 3, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

The School of Art & Art History welcomes you to join us for the reception of Gush, the first in a series of three UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New M...

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Opening Reception: Visibility Machines

Opening Reception

Friday, January 16, 2015 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join us for the opening reception of Visibility Machines: Harun Farocki and Trevor Paglen, curated by Niels Van Tomme. Visibility Machines explores the unique roles artists Harun Farocki and T...

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Opening Reception: Here, There, Everywhere

Opening Reception

Friday, October 31, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Please join us for the opening reception of Here, There, Everywhere, curated by Lorelei Stewart with the contributions of Ionit Behar and Pinar Uner Yilmaz and featuring artists Lara Almarcegui, Gu...

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Opening Reception: Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse

Opening Reception

Friday, September 5, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Universal Declaration of Infantile Anxiety Situations Reflected in the Creative Impulse is an exhibition by My Barbarian collective who are artists Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade. ...

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Opening Reception: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Opening Reception

Friday, June 27, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artists: Arturo Hernández Alcázar, Ramón Miranda Beltrán, Melanie Gilligan, The Ladydrawers, Mary Lum, Yoshua Okón, Pocket Guide to Hell, Karina Skvirsky, Pilvi Takala, Ward Shelley, and Andre...

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Opening Reception: Encounters at the Edge of the Forest

Opening Reception

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Curated by the 2014 Exhibition Practices class of the Museum and Exhibition Studies program of the UIC School of Art and Art History.
Artists: Vaughn Bell, Ori Gersht, David Goldblatt, Ken Gonzale...

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Literal Opening: This is Where it Felt Like

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Opening Reception

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – 10:00AM to 11:00AM

Light refreshments will be served and a ceremonial door opening will occur.
Image: Jesse Malmed and Jonathan Loïc Rogers, This Is Where It Felt Like, 2014.

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Opening Reception: Ghost Nature

Opening Reception

Friday, January 17, 2014 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artists: Sebastian Alvarez, Art Orienté objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin), Jeremy Bolen, Irina Botea, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Robert Burnier, Marcus Coates, Assaf Evron, Carrie Gundersdor...

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Opening Reception: It’s the Political Economy, Stupid

Opening Reception

Friday, November 1, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artists: Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler; Filippo Berta; Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson; Julia Christensen; Paolo Cirio; Noel Douglas; Field Work; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, and Alexandra ...

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3rd Reception: The Program

Opening Reception

Friday, October 4, 2013 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Artists: Will Benedict, Tom Humphreys, and Lucie Stahl

How do you characterize the artwork of a nation? Or even on a slightly smaller scale: the artwork of a city? In three, overlapping exhibiti...

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2nd Reception: The Program

Opening Reception

Friday, September 20, 2013 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Artists: Andy Boot, Hanako Geierhos and Florian Schmidt, Elisabeth Penker, and Mandla Reuter

How do you characterize the artwork of a nation? Or even on a slightly smaller scale: the artwork of...

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Opening Reception: The Program

Opening Reception

Friday, September 6, 2013 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Artists: Lazar Lyutakov, Panos Papadopoulos, Mladen Stilinović, and Heimo Zobernig

How do you characterize the artwork of a nation? Or even on a slightly smaller scale: the artwork of a city? In...

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Whisper Down the Lane

Opening Reception

Friday, July 12, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Turning an exhibition inside out, Whisper Down the Lane is an experiment gathering 30 artists through a process based on the children’s game of telephone. Gallery 400 director Lorelei Stewart invit...

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I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACY OF HALFLIFERS

HALFLIFERS (Torsten Zenas Burns and Anthony Discenza)

Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Covering more than two decades of work, I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE moves beyond the retrospective format to re-examine, interpret, and pay homage to the extensive body of perfor...

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Departure: 2013 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition 4

Opening Reception

Friday, April 19, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of Departure, the last in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.
Benjamin Keddy ...

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A Spectre Is Haunting: UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition 3

Opening Reception

Friday, April 12, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of A Spectre Is Haunting, the third in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.
Liliana...

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A strange house in my voice.: 2013 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

Opening Reception

Friday, April 5, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of A strange house in my voice., the second in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.
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Body Doubles: 2013 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Opening Reception

Friday, March 22, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for  the opening reception of Body Doubles, the first in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.
Joshu...

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Observer Effect

Opening Reception

Friday, January 18, 2013 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Across media and approaches, Observer Effect examines how artworks incorporate processes akin to the scientific method as a means to examine and understand specific phenomena that exist in the worl...

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Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Opening Reception

Friday, November 2, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Radiate: Art of the South Asian Diaspora represents the work of eleven artists currently residing in the northeastern United States who share origins and connections in South Asia. The diversi...

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Karen Reimer: Endless Set #1399

Opening Reception

Friday, September 14, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artist Karen Reimer‘s exhibition at Gallery 400 comprises a new architecture-based entry in her on-going project Endless Set, accompanied by a selection of past artworks that illuminate the role sp...

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The Dragon is the Frame

Inspired by the life and work of Mark Aguhar

Opening Reception

Friday, June 29, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Artwork from 27 artists inspired by the life and work of the indomitable Mark Aguhar (1987-2012) is presented alongside pieces by this fearless and beautiful artist/activist/goddess. Uncompromising...

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Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations)

Curated by Pamela Fraser and John Neff

Opening Reception

Friday, April 27, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Exploring color as both a formal and a social force, Spectral Landscape (with Viewing Stations) arrays artworks around the gallery according to a loosely organized color spectrum. Envisioned by the...

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I Accidentally Turned Off the Sun: 2012 UIC Art MFA Thesis Exhibition 4

Opening Reception

Friday, April 13, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of I Accidentally Turned Off the Sun, the fourth in a series of four 2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions showcase students' work i...

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On Beyond Zebra: 2012 UIC Art MFA Thesis Exhibition 3

Opening Reception

Friday, April 6, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of On Beyond Zebra, the third in a series of four 2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions showcase students' work in the fields of Stu...

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Torch Song: 2012 UIC Art MFA Thesis Exhibition 2

Opening Reception

Friday, March 30, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of Torch Song, the second in a series of four 2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions showcase students' work in the fields of Studio ...

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Look at Me: 2012 UIC Art MFA Thesis Exhibition 1

Opening Reception

Friday, March 16, 2012 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Join Gallery 400 for the opening reception of Look at Me, the first in a series of four 2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions. The MFA Thesis Exhibitions showcase students' work in the fields of Studio A...

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Global Cities, Model Worlds and The World Finder

Opening Reception

Friday, January 20, 2012 – 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Join us for an opening reception for two exhibitions on the themes of mega-events, architecture, and urbanism: Global Cities, Model Worlds and The World Finder.

In Global Cities, Model Worl...

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Archival Impulse

Curated by Lorelei Stewart

Opening Reception

Friday, November 4, 2011 – 12:00PM to 3:00PM

On the occasion of the launch of Gallery 400’s new website and exhibition and event archive, the Gallery presents the exhibition Archival Impulse. Numerous artists in Gallery 400’s history have dem...

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Intimacies

Curated by John Neff and Lorelei Stewart

Opening Reception

Friday, September 9, 2011 – 12:00PM to 3:00PM

In the six artists’ works in Intimacies, the camera is an active agent in the creation of social events, not just a recording instrument in the hands of an autonomous documentarian. The primarily p...

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Alex Halsted and David Moré

Opening Reception and Performance

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 – 1:15PM to 2:45PM

Gnathonemus Petersii is a unique collaboration between musician Alex Halsted and sound artist David Moré (born 1976). Halsted emits a constant pulse that forms an electrical field that surrounds he...

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Opening Reception: Sites and Solutions: Recent Public Art

Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 9, 1985 – 4:30PM to 6:00PM

Sites and Solutions: Recent Public Art features models, drawings, and photographs of public art projects from the early 1980s. Sites and Solutions explores possibilities for public art that went be...

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Opening Reception: Four Texas Painters

Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 2, 1984 – 4:00PM to 7:00PM

The state of Texas has recently blossomed into a vital regional art center. Gathering together large paintings and works on paper, the exhibition Four Texas Painters introduces artists Linda Blackb...

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Opening Reception: The Way We Live Now: Beyond Social Documentary

Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 22, 1984 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Way We Live Now: Beyond Social Documentary is a provocative photography show curated by New York critic Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Eight photographers – four British, four American and Canadian – ...

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Opening Reception: Portraits: Lookalikes

Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 25, 1984 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Portraits, ranging from the Mona Lisa to Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, can serve many functions. They can illustrate artistic technique and virtuosity, comment on contemporary society and, last but...

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Opening Reception: The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective

Opening Reception

Wednesday, January 11, 1984 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

The Myron Goldsmith Retrospective is an exhibition surveying the work and thought of Myron Goldsmith. It consists of photographs, models, plans and original drawings of completed projects, includin...

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Opening Reception: Designing a World's Fair: The Age of Discovery

Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 9, 1983 – 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Designing a World’s Fair: The Age of Discovery is an exhibition of drawings, which are the products of three design conferences organized by the Chicago Central Area Committee, a civic organization...

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Opening Reception: Marc Treib: Recent Posters (Peripheral Ephemera)

Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 19, 1983 – 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Marc Treib: Recent Posters (Peripheral Ephemera) is an exhibition of approximately fifty posters from the years between 1972 and 1979. Most of the posters were executed for the Department of Archit...

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Opening Reception: Harry Callahan and His Students: A Study in Influence

Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 14, 1983 – 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Harry Callahan and His Students: A Study in Influence is a major exhibition of works by Harry Callahan and thirteen of his most successful students. The show investigates the work of Callahan and h...

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