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Inquiry 01 Gallery Talk

Inquiry 01 Gallery Talk

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This gallery talk is free and open to the public but reservations are encouraged.

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Inquiry 01: Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship Exhibition presents works by nine accomplished artists, participants in Spertus Institute’s first yearlong Fellowship program for Jewish artists. Throughout the last year, the artists conducted individual and collective research into their Jewish identity and artistic practice.

On view will be new projects by the Fellows, along with objects from the Spertus collection selected as part of their work.

In conjunction with the exhibition, join five of the nine participating artists — Nelly Agassi, Dianna Frid, Matthew GirsonRoni Packer, and Rana Siegel — as they talk about their current work and new projects. 


The Fellowship program is co-directed by Spertus Institute’s Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ionit Behar and curator, writer, and educator Ruslana Lichtzier. The artists — who work in media including film, photography, performance, drawing, painting, and sculpture — have had opportunities to learn from leading scholars, visit artists’ studios, and work closely with objects from Spertus Institute's collections and archives.

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Image at left

Rana Siegel with her work, Go Feed Yourself
Installed, 2018

Images below

Nelly Agassi
Diana Frid
Matthew Girson
Roni Packer

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Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Monday-Wednesday 9 am- 5 pm
Thursday 9 am- 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 3 pm

Spertus Institute is closed for Secular and Jewish Holidays


Exhibitions at Spertus Institute are made possible in part by the Harry and Sadie Lasky and Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundations.

Thank you to NPN 360 and
Rick Drucker for their support.