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CANCELED: MMoCA Opening for Uncommon Accumulation

March 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join MMoCA on Friday, March 13 from 6–9 pm for the opening of “Uncommon Accumulation: The Mark and Judy Bednar Collection of Chicago Imagism”, an exhibition featuring more than 80 works by celebrated Chicago Imagist artists Roger Brown, Robert Lostutter, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Christina Ramberg among others. The exhibition highlights works gifted to the museum by the Bednars. The evening will offer live music from members of the Willy Street Chamber Players, a cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres from Fresco in the MMoCA Lobby.

At 6:30 pm, Robert Lostutter and Gladys Nilsson will discuss their work and the formation of the Chicago Imagists in a conversation moderated by MMoCA curator of the permanent collection, Mel Becker Solomon. Lecture hall seating is limited.

This event is free for MMoCA Members/$10 for non-members.
MMoCA Openings are sponsored by Newcomb Construction Company, Inc. and The Alexander Company with additional support from Fresco and media support from Isthmus.

Robert Lostutter and Gladys Nilsson will discuss their work and the relationships that led to the development of Chicago’s exuberant art scene with its focus on fine craftsmanship, vibrant line and color, and fanciful imagery based in representation. Lostutter has been a leading figure in Chicago’s visual art scene for more than 40 years, gaining special prominence for his finely rendered hybrid portraits. Nilsson gained early recognition as one of the nation’s premiere watercolorists, which she employs to create lively, enigmatic narratives spiked with humor and wit.

Lecture hall seating is limited.

Image: Karl Wirsum, Show Girl No. 2, 1969. Acrylic on canvas, in artist’s painted frame, 39 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. Promised gift of Mark and Judy Bednar.


Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
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Madison, WI 53703 United States
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