Tue. February 25 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A drop-in art-making workshop at the Smart Museum that connects material art and poetry.
Thu. February 27 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A drop-in creative writing and art-making workshop at the Poetry Foundation that connects material art and poetry.
Sun. March 1 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Conghao Tian demonstrates the traditional art of Chinese calligraphy as a durational performance on Song Dong's Traceless Stele on view in The Allure of Matter.
Thu. March 5 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Master bookbinder and artist Jamie Lou Thome leads this bookmaking workshop inspired by artist Xu Bing's "Tobacco Project."
Thu. March 5 • 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
In collaboration with the Pozen Center, Tom Ginsburg and Claudia Flores discuss the rights of refugees and migrants.
Sat. March 21 • 4:30 PM
A live reading of the book Silk Poems by artist and poet Jen Bervin. Presented at Wrightwood 659 in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation.
Thu. March 26 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This hands-on workshop delves into the mysteries of one of Earth’s most elemental material: fire.
Thu. April 16 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A hands-on workshop that looks at the history and contemporary practices of making paper and porcelain, both in China and the United States.
Sat. April 18 • 2:00 PM
Join Peter Benson (Washington University in St. Louis) and Stanley Abe (Duke University) for a cross-disciplinary discussion of tobacco's intertwined social, economic, and material histories.
Thu. April 30 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This hands-on workshop explores multiple sculpture-making techniques using stone and metal.