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Venue Change for Tomorrow’s W.J.T. Mitchell Lecture

3.19.12_WJT%20Mitchell_blog.jpgThose of you coming to tomorrows W.J.T. Mitchell lecture will have to walk a little father to get here… about 20 steps farther.The lecture by distinguished University of Chicago Iconology scholar will be moved down the hall of 600 S. Michigan Ave., from the Ferguson Lecture Hall to the Museum of Contemporary Photographys main gallery. set up basic cable service . The lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m., discusses the capability of digital photography to expand the potential scope of photographic truth-claims along with the potential for lying. Admission is free and open to the public. proveedor factura electrnica . For more information, visit the Events page on our website. About W.J.T. MitchellW.J.T. Mitchell is a scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). A Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, Mitchell is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, and the author of numerous publications including What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (2005).

Venue Change for Tomorrow’s W.J.T. Mitchell Lecture

3.19.12_WJT%20Mitchell_blog.jpgThose of you coming to tomorrows W.J.T. Mitchell lecture will have to walk a little father to get here… about 20 steps farther.The lecture by distinguished University of Chicago Iconology scholar will be moved down the hall of 600 S. Michigan Ave., from the Ferguson Lecture Hall to the Museum of Contemporary Photographys main gallery. The lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m., discusses the capability of digital photography to expand the potential scope of photographic truth-claims along with the potential for lying. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Events page on our website. About W.J.T. MitchellW.J.T. Mitchell is a scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). carrera de fotografia . squido lense . A Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago, Mitchell is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, and the author of numerous publications including What Do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (2005).

Plenty of Stargazing at the Opening Reception for Our Origins

Some of the earliest humans theorized about our origins by gazing up at the cosmos.

Tonight, we will continue this time-honored experience at the opening reception for the museum’s current exhibition, Our Origins, which attempts to trace our shared human past beyond recorded history.

Join us for one (or all) of three opening events:

4pm: Sit in on a gallery discussion between exhibiting artists Alison Carey, Ken Fandell, Jennifer Ray and Alison Ruttan, which will be moderated by curator Allison Grant.

5 – 7pm: Mingle with exhibiting artists, enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and take in a public viewing of Our Origins.

8pm: Join us in Grant Park for stargazing with astronomer Joe Guzman.

Admission for each event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. For more information, visit our website, check in with our Facebook page or give us a call at 312-369-7104.

Plenty of Stargazing at the Opening Reception for Our Origins

Some of the earliest humans theorized about our origins by gazing up at the cosmos.

Tonight, we will continue this time-honored experience at the opening reception for the museum’s current exhibition, Our Origins, which attempts to trace our shared human past beyond recorded history.

Join us for one (or all) of three opening events:

4pm: Sit in on a gallery discussion between exhibiting artists Alison Carey, Ken Fandell, Jennifer Ray and Alison Ruttan, which will be moderated by curator Allison Grant.

5 – 7pm: Mingle with exhibiting artists, enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and take in a public viewing of Our Origins.

8pm: Join us in Grant Park for stargazing with astronomer Joe Guzman.

Admission for each event is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. For more information, visit our website, check in with our Facebook page or give us a call at 312-369-7104.

Gabriel Spitzer to Moderate Discussion at the MoCP about the Links Between Humans and Non-Human Primates

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Alison Ruttan, Mullet, 2006; Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Spitzer, host of WBEZ Chicago’s popular program Clever Apes, will moderate a conversation about evolution and links between humans and their primate ancestors at the MoCP at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

The conversation is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current show, Our Origins, which uses a combination of scientific analysis and artistic expression to answer questions about human nature and evolution as well as our place within the cosmos.

Spitzer, who covers science, health and the environment for WBEZ Chicago, will moderate the discussion between artist Alison Ruttan, whose work explores the links between humans and primates, and Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.

Santos’ research focuses on the ability of non-human primates to possess precursors to human thought, such as how to use reason to make decisions. Just last summer, Santos presented some of her finding in a TED Talk about how primates mimic human’s common economic decisions.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more details, take a look at the exhibitions page on our website or keep posted via Facebook.

Gabriel Spitzer to Moderate Discussion at the MoCP about the Links Between Humans and Non-Human Primates

cleverapes.jpg
Alison Ruttan, Mullet, 2006; Courtesy of the artist

Gabriel Spitzer, host of WBEZ Chicago’s popular program Clever Apes, will moderate a conversation about evolution and links between humans and their primate ancestors at the MoCP at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

The conversation is being held in conjunction with the museum’s current show, Our Origins, which uses a combination of scientific analysis and artistic expression to answer questions about human nature and evolution as well as our place within the cosmos.

Spitzer, who covers science, health and the environment for WBEZ Chicago, will moderate the discussion between artist Alison Ruttan, whose work explores the links between humans and primates, and Dr. Laurie Santos, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University.

Santos’ research focuses on the ability of non-human primates to possess precursors to human thought, such as how to use reason to make decisions. Just last summer, Santos presented some of her finding in a TED Talk about how primates mimic human’s common economic decisions.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. For more details, take a look at the exhibitions page on our website or keep posted via Facebook.

Behind the Installation for Our Origins

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As today’s opening date drew near, the MoCP staff put the finishing touches on the museum’s newest exhibition, Our Origins. Created and organized by Allison Grant, the entire MoCP has put a lot of diligent work into this new exhibition. Take a look at the photos below to see how the installation went, from unpacking the crates to hanging the artwork and everything in between.

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Our Origins opens at the MoCP today — Friday, July 29. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or any of the events running in conjunction with the show, check out our website or call 312-369-7104.

Behind the Installation for Our Origins

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As today’s opening date drew near, the MoCP staff put the finishing touches on the museum’s newest exhibition, Our Origins. Created and organized by Allison Grant, the entire MoCP has put a lot of diligent work into this new exhibition. Take a look at the photos below to see how the installation went, from unpacking the crates to hanging the artwork and everything in between.

Main-Gallery---Ruttan.gif

Upper-Gallery---Painting.gif

Monkeys.gif

2Table%20%281%29.gif

2Ladder.gif

Our Origins opens at the MoCP today — Friday, July 29. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the exhibition or any of the events running in conjunction with the show, check out our website or call 312-369-7104.