Why Chicago?: Artists Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, and Chris Ware, with Mia curator Robert Cozzolino

Robert Cozzolino, Mia’s Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings, talks with Chicago-based artists about the role that Chicago has played in shaping their work and artistic identities. Art Green and Gladys Nilsson, members of the Hairy Who (1966–69), are featured in the “Art from Chicago” exhibition in Mia’s Cargill Gallery.  Chris Ware, graphic novelist and New Yorker contributor, studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with artists included in “Art from Chicago.”

Booksigning by Chris Ware to follow.


This program is supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

$10, $5 My Mia members, free to members of the Paintings Affinity Group. Register online or call 612.870.6323. Tickets available August 13.