Jump to content

Tour: Fresh Take with Jay Ryan


Tickets available soon!


Each month we invite a witty, opinionated, creative public figure to lead a tour of their favorite artworks on view in our galleries—highlighted by their personality and unique perspective.

This month, screenprinter Jay Ryan leads visitors through the museum.

Fresh Take Tours are organized by Tour Coordinator Lacey Whittaker.

This tour is recommended for visitors ages 16 and above.

About the Tour Guide


Jay Ryan has been making concert posters and other screen prints in the Chicago area since 1995, for many hundreds of bands you've probably never heard of. Known for his hand-drawn lettering, concerned mammalian protagonists, and depictions of troublesome furniture and bicycles, Ryan has owned and operated his own print shop, confusingly called The Bird Machine, since 1999. Three retrospective volumes of his work have been published by Akashic Books, including No One Told Me Not To Do This, (2015).