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Up is Down – Exhibition Opening Talk with author Thomas Dyja

October 6, 2018 at 2pm

It’s been an extremely fulfilling year working with our colleagues at the Block Museum of Art to provide access to films from CFA’s Mort and Millie Goldsholl Collection for the Up Is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio exhibition. Join us for the opening celebration at 2pm on October 6, 2018.

Author Thomas Dyja, third-generation Chicagoan and author of the award-winning Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, will discuss why Chicago was fertile ground for the Goldsholls’ work— and explore the mid-century circumstances that united culture and industry across the city. In conversation with Dyja, exhibition co-curators Amy Beste and Corinne Granof will share insight into the groundbreaking work of the Goldsholl Associates, tracing its artistic influences, including those of artist and designer László Moholy-Nagy, as well as the firms’ lasting design legacy.

The 2pm talk is preceded by an all-ages Up Is Down Hands-On Design Lab, beginning at 10:30am.

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This exhibition and opening day is presented in conjunction with Art Design Chicago, a wide-ranging initiative to explore the breadth of Chicago’s role as a catalyst and incubator for innovations in art and design. Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of events in 2018.


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