How to Draw in Museums: Part I

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 pm

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


Make the most of your museum trip through the act of drawing the art on view. Join the Smart Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago for a special two-part workshop on drawing in museums.


Thursday, December 13, 5:30–7:30 pm
Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Pick up a sketchbook and pencil and learn secret techniques from an incredible group of Chicago artists who got their start in Hyde Park, the Hairy Who. Part I of this two-part program begins with an in-gallery drawing exercise and a deep dive tour of a masterful painting by Sullen Rocca as well vintage Hyde Park Art Center posters and comix on view in the exhibition The Time Is Now! Then, draw and sketch motifs and Hairy Who-inspired tattoo designs for use in Part II at the Art Institute.


Thursday, December 20, 5:30–7:30 pm
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
Meet at the entrance to Galleries 124–27


Image: James Falconer, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Suellen Rocca, and Karl Wirsum, Poster for the first Hairy Who group exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, February 25–April 9, 1966 (detail), 1966, Offset lithograph commercially printed on buff wove paper, based on an original exquisite corpse drawing made for the purpose by the six artists. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of Dennis Adrian in honor of Don Baum, 2001.581