Jim Nutt and Victoria Lautman

Jim Nutt is a founding member of the Hairy Who and a prominent figure of the Chicago Imagist movement, whose expressionist figurative tradition characterized progressive art in Chicago from the 1950s through the 1970s. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Nutt’s primary influences include the eccentric sculptures of Chicago craft-Surrealist H.C. Westermann and the drawings of local outsider artist Joseph E. Yoakum. Working from the aesthetic of comic books, advertisements, folk art, tribal art, and surrealism, Nutt’s darkly humorous work presents an emphatically vernacular, unconventionally sensuous vision of the human figure. Arts and culture journalist Victoria Lautman is a regular contributor to “Chicago Tongiht” and “Artbeat Chicago” on WTTW-television. She is producer and host of “WRITERS ON THE RECORD with Victoria Lautman,” a literary interview series co-sponsored by Chicago Magazine and WFMT radio at the Lookingglass Theatre, Lautman has written on art, architecture, and design for Architectural Record, Interview, Metropolitan Home, HG, Art & Auction, USA Today, and The Chicago Tribune, among other publications.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Members – $60
Non-Members – $75

06:00PM – 07:00PM – Lecture
Morton Auditorium
Members – $15

07:00PM – 08:30PM – Dining
Millennium Park Room