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Culture Catalysts: Culture as Leisure

Tue, May 7, 2013, 7–8 pm

Each month, get to know different cultural innovators in Chicago. Join Janine Mileaf, Director of The Arts Club of Chicago, and Lisa Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art as they investigate creating serious value through playful engagement with arts and culture.

Janine Mileaf is Director of The Arts Club of Chicago. She is the author of ‘Please Touch’: Dada and Surrealist Objects After the Readymade (University Press of New England, 2010) and of numerous journal articles and museum exhibition catalogue essays on the subjects of the interwar avant-gardes, as well as contemporary art. Her exhibition Meredyth Sparks: Windows and Screens is on view at The Arts Club, Jan 23–May 4, 2013.

Lisa Corrin became the Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art and a Senior Lecturer in Art History at Northwestern University in February 2012. Most recently, she was the Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, where she was also a lecturer and managed the College’s public art program. Earlier in her career, Corrin was the Deputy Director of Art and Chief Curator at the Seattle Art Museum, and, from 1997-2011, Corrin was the Chief Curator at The Serpentine Gallery in London where she curated an international program of exhibitions. Corrin has published widely on contemporary art, including public art, and museology.