Collections Viewing and Screening

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 1:30 – 4:30 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Collections Viewing

Saturday, January 27, 1:30–4:30 pm

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago,
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

H. C. Westermann Study Collection

The Smart Museum of Art is home to the H. C. Westermann Study Collection, one of the most significant public collections of artwork and archival material related to Westermann’s life and work.

Join us for a special viewing of Westermann’s art-filled letters, sculptures, sketch books, prints, drawings, and photographs—materials that are incorporated into the new 3D documentary Westermann: Memorial to the Idea of Man If He Was an Idea.


Register for the collections viewing


You can also attend a screening of the documentary

Join the Smart Museum of Art and Film Studies Center for a day of art, film, and conversation dedicated to the life and work of artist, marine, and acrobat H. C. (Cliff) Westermann.

Screenings: Saturday, January 27, 11:30 am & 5 pm

Logan Center for the Arts, The University of Chicago,
915 East 60th Street, screening room

Westermann: Memorial to the Idea of Man If He Was an Idea 
(Directed by Leslie Buchbinder, USA, 2023, 86 min., 3D DCP) 

Panel Discussion
Following the 5 pm screening, a panel discussion featuring John Corbett (Corbett vs Dempsey), Berit Ness (Smart Museum of Art), Leslie Buchbinder (Pentimenti Productions), and artist Alex Chitty will start a conversation about Westermann’s ongoing significance and his specific legacies in Chicago. 


Register for the film screening