Saturday, January 28, 2012

Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection [Part IV: Opening Reception]

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events in partnership with the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, presents..
"Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection" ..
January 28 – July 8, 2012..
Opening Reception: Jan 27, 2012..
Curator: Lucas Cowan
Co-Curator: Debra Purden
Director of Exhibitions: Dr. Elizabeth Lee Kelly..
Fee: Free, Open to public..
Location: Exhibit Hall and Sidney R. Yates Gallery,
at the Chicago Cultural Center..
CAUTIONARY NOTE: The exhibition contains explicit imagery that may be disturbing to younger or sensitive viewers.
Photography is prohibited in the gallery.

A Photo Gallery of the Opening Reception: Jan 27, 2012..
The focus here is on the the people at the opening reception..
The exhibition is organized into two major sections..
The Kunstkammer of Death and the War Room..
I am posting the highlights of the exhibits separately,
Kunstkammer of Death, click here ..
I will post on War Room soon..
Exhibition related terminology..

The incredible team that put it all together..
Debra Purden, Lucas Cowan, Richard Harris and Dr. Elizabeth Lee Kelly..

What are they looking at? Image below..

"The Death of Venus" - by Roger Reutimann..

If you are wondering what he is looking at, the image is below..

Curious Snake Exploring a Skull" (Okimono) - by Izumi Sukeyuki [Japanese]

Cales Weintraub and his wife, with his sculpture, Mr. and Mrs. Bones..

Chicago Sun Times [Article by Kara Spak, photography Al Podgorski ]..
Chicago Tribune [Article by William Hageman]..
Live Science [Article by Wynne Parry]..
Libertyville Review [Article by Myrna Petlicki]..
Chicago Reader [Article by Sam Worley] ..

Morbid Curiosity: Richard Harris Collection..

1 comment:

Terry said...

More need more images!!!! But these are enough to wet the appeitite of the curious. Another wonderful job of documenting one of Chicago's treasures! Tanks