The Center of Everything: A New History of Chicago Art

Curator Robert Cozzolino will speak on Thursday, March 8, at Mia as part of the Friends Lecture Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Institute.

Where does Chicago’s art history belong in the bigger picture of American art? Learn about the artists, innovations, and connections that make Chicago’s art history exciting and critical to an understanding of American art history. Robert Cozzolino, PhD, Mia’s curator of paintings, is a contributor to and editor of a big new book on Chicago’s artists, to be released this fall.


Free tickets available starting February 15 for Friends members; February 17 for the general public. To reserve tickets: or 612.870.6323. Overflow seating available.