Tour: Art & The Very Artful Bob

Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 2 – 4 pm

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

Join Museum Educator Jo McEntee for the opening weekend tour Art & The Very Artful Bob (Saturday, February 19, 2 pm) or make a reservation to visit 

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What do you see when you look at Bob Thompson’s "The Snook" or "The Wind"? Primary colors, abstract shapes? In his own words, Thompson expresses his interest "in the relationships of the figure and landscape—mass against movement." But which is moving? Join Museum Educator Jo McEntee for a tour and discussion of select pieces on display in "Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine," followed by an interpretative art-making activity.the exhibition, which traces Bob Thompson’s brief but prolific transatlantic career through more than 85 paintings and works on paper.


Bob Thompson, Blue Madonna, 1961. Oil on canvas. 51 1/2 × 74 3/4 in. (130.8 × 189.9 cm). The Detroit Institute of Arts. Gift of Edward Levine in memory of Bob Thompson. © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York. Photo: The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Bridgeman Images