Chicago Open Archives event: Guests will view a sample of archival materials selected by staff, including “excellent ephemera,” Chicago Imagist exhibition ephemera, and other materials, have a peek into the archive, and a brief tour of Roger Brown’s Artists’ Museum of Chicago. The experience will focus on the relationship between the archive and Brown’s collection of objects, and the way his creative life is reflected in "the paper trail," of archival materials he intentionally saved.
Each tour will last approximately 1 hour. Advance registration is required. This event is free of charge.
The Roger Brown Study Collection (RBSC) is a house museum, special collection, and archive of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Located in Brown's former home and studio, the RBSC features works by Chicago Imagists, self-taught artists, folk and tribal art and objects from material and popular culture, costumes, textiles, furniture, travel souvenirs, and a Ford Mustang in the garage. The archive holdings are a rich reflection of Brown’s creative life.