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Coffee and Art: On conceptual and pictorial impulses in painting with Michelle Grabner


Coffee, conversation, and great artworks . . . what better way to start a Saturday morning? Experience it for yourself as you look carefully at works on view in the MCA’s galleries. Then make connections to other artworks, histories, and ideas as you take part in a relaxed, facilitated discussion that helps you think through the art of our time. Led by experts from Chicago’s art community. No previous knowledge necessary.

About the Speaker

Michelle Grabner is an artist and Associate Professor in the Painting and Drawing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She runs The Suburban, an artist project space in Oak Park, IL. She received her MFA from Northwestern University, where she studied under painters Ed Paschke and William Conger. She received a MA in art history and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.