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Close Looking: Erika Rothenberg

Erika Rothenberg's greeting card with the words With Sympathy written on a cloud of pollution coming from smokestacks.

February 25, 2021
12:00 PM


Since the early 1990s, Erika Rothenberg has been creating satirical greeting cards that exposed the private and public maladies of American life. In connection with the exhibition Take Care, this participatory conversation considers Rothenberg’s humorous approach and graphic sensibility towards taste, care, and politics. 

Program led by Gary Kafer, Academic Engagement Graduate Intern in the Smart Museum’s Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry.

FREE, please register with for the Zoom event link.


Image: Erika Rothenberg, Greetings II (detail), 1991, Gouache and ink on paper, plastic shelves. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert, 2018.17.