Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow


Chicago Wellesley Friends of Art at the Davis

Invites you to join us for an Art Design Chicago exhibition

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow



Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

756 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

(312) 243-9088

Admission is $5 and open to all Wellesley Alumnae and guests. Intuit is located across the street from the Chicago Avenue Blue Line subway stop. Intuit provides discounted parking to museum visitors via Spoke Apartments across the street.  RSVP to Carlyle Madden at  Questions: 773.620.6677


 Joseph Yoakum (American, 1886-1972).  The Mounds of Pleasure/on JA Brimms Farm Near Walnut Grove... , 1970. Ink and pastel on paper, 15 3/8 x 11 3/4 in. Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection

Joseph Yoakum (American, 1886-1972)

The Mounds of Pleasure..., 1970

Ink and pastel on paper, 15 3/8 x 11 3/4 in.

Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow explores Chicago’s history of robust recognition and acceptance of self-taught art and artists. The exhibition presents intrinsic themes embodied in the works of 10 Chicago artists: Henry Darger, William Dawson, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Aldo Piacenza, Pauline Simon, Drossos Skyllas, Dr. Charles Smith, Wesley Willis, and Joseph Yoakum. Culled from 30 collections, the exhibition explores the commingled histories of the ten artists, and the artists, educators, curators, dealers, collectors, and appreciators who comprised the culture of receptivity in Chicago, and embraced their work.

Part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.


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