In Progress: Jeanette Andrews

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019 6 – 8 pm

220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Artist and magician Jeanette Andrews often takes advantage of the mysterious ways that human sensory experiences can trick the brain in her performances. For this event, Andrews discusses with audiences the unique science behind her latest scent-based illusion.

In Progress is a series designed to give patrons a look into the process of artists, thinkers, and curators organized by Curator of Public Programs January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.



Jeanette Andrews is a contemporary illusionist/magician who explores how illusions construct reality and highlights astonishing aspects of everyday life via moments of the seemingly impossible. Combining influences not typically seen in magic performances such as immersive theater, quantum physics, and philosophy, Andrews has invented a unique take on this ancient art form.

Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, Andrews has staged hundreds of performances at museums, theaters, and universities across the United States, including sold-out and standing-room-only crowds at the MCA, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and recent performances for the International Museum of Surgical Science and Chicago Ideas Week. She is the only magician worldwide known to be awarded an artist’s residency, including being a High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist and an artist in residence for The Institute for Art and Olfaction.


Jeanette Andrews, Invisible Roses. Photo: Amanda Abernathy.