In Conversation: Darrell McKinney and Luis Rodríguez Rosario

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 6 – 8 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

Free Event

How do we communicate important ideas through visual culture and material objects? How can sculpture, design and architecture act as catalysts for change or opportunities for conversation? In exploring these questions, Driehaus Curatorial Fellow, Kekeli Sumah will host a conversation with two of our Chicago-based A Tale of Today Artist FellowsDarrell McKinney and Luis Rodríguez Rosario, to discuss the ways in which, materials and concepts come together to spur conversations in their art and design practice.


Darrell McKinney is a designer exploring the intersections across design, art, and architecture. His practice speaks to how design can be utilized to explore the complexities of politics, race, and social infrastructure through the interconnectedness of history, people, and places. Currently his work spans spatial design, object design, and social practice.


Luis Rodríguez Rosario is a Puerto Rican artist residing in Chicago with an MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has participated in several exhibitions within Puerto Rico and the United States of America; such as the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and the Museo Antiguo Arsenal de La Marina Española.