Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Intuit celebrates the power of outsider and self-taught art. Admission is $5. Members and children under 18 are free. Learn more: www.art.org Established in 1991, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Intuit) is the only nonprofit organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to presenting self-taught and outsider art — with world class exhibitions; resources for scholars and students; a Permanent Collection with holdings of more than 1,100 works of art; the Henry Darger Room Collection; the Robert A.
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Roth Study Center, a non-circulating collection with a primary focus in the fields of outsider and contemporary self-taught art; and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.

Mission: Intuit celebrates the power of outsider art, or the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions.

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Lee Godie once said, "I don't celebrate my birthday. I celebrate my status as an artist." Here at Intuit, we celebrate b...
09/01/2020
Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow

Lee Godie once said, "I don't celebrate my birthday. I celebrate my status as an artist." Here at Intuit, we celebrate both! Outsider artist and Chicago's own "French Impressionist" Lee Godie was born on this day in 1908.

Godie is one of the Chicago artists featured in our traveling exhibition "Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow." Learn more about her life and work in the exhibition catalog on Issuu:

Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow explores Chicago’s history of robust recognition and acceptance of self-taught art and artists. Curated by Kenneth Burkhart, an independent curator, and Lisa Stone, curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the ...

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08/31/2020

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This year's Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art Visionary Ball will be held online; via a live video stream on Thursday, October 1. Tickets range in prices; it is free to view the video stream (while still registering to gain access), but there are also several paid options with lots of perks.

You can get your ticket to access the live video stream here:
https://one.bidpal.net/intuit/ticketing

At the Intuit Store, you will find books, accessories, t-shirts and other quirky items that cannot be found anywhere els...
08/28/2020
Shop - Intuit

At the Intuit Store, you will find books, accessories, t-shirts and other quirky items that cannot be found anywhere else in the city! If you're coming to the museum this weekend, be sure to stop by the Intuit Store during your visit.

THE INTUIT STORE The Intuit Store was named the best Quirky Museum Gift Shop in Chicago Magazine’s 2019 Best of Chicago! Are you looking for one-of-a-kind merchandise? Then check out the Intuit Store, open during museum hours. Load up on hard-to-find…

Stay informed on what's happening at Intuit by joining our mailing list. Intuit sends bi-monthly e-newsletters filled wi...
08/26/2020
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art : Sign Up to Stay in Touch

Stay informed on what's happening at Intuit by joining our mailing list. Intuit sends bi-monthly e-newsletters filled with the latest museum news and information on upcoming public programs.

To join the list and Get Intuit, visit www.art.org and click "Subscribe" in the upper left corner or sign up here:

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Intuit will donate the proceeds from August admissions to the Museum Workers Relief Fund, a mutual aid fund for museum w...
08/21/2020
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art - Chicago, IL | Tock

Intuit will donate the proceeds from August admissions to the Museum Workers Relief Fund, a mutual aid fund for museum workers in the U.S. who have been laid off, furloughed or otherwise severely impacted by the pandemic. Funds raised are intended for museum workers in the most precarious financial situations and those disproportionally affected by layoffs and furloughs, such as Black, people of color and Native American museum workers.

There are only two weekends left in August, so be sure to reserve your tickets soon!

Established in 1991, Intuit is one of the world’s premier museums of outsider and self-taught art, defined as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world. The museum has rotating exhibitions; the Henry Darger Room Collection, a permanent installation celebrat...

The Chicago Tribune interviewed Executive Director Debra Kerr to discuss the museum's online public programs and reopeni...
08/19/2020
As visual art spaces reopen amid a coronavirus pandemic, many find online viewings are here to stay

The Chicago Tribune interviewed Executive Director Debra Kerr to discuss the museum's online public programs and reopening process. Read on to learn how Intuit adapted to the closure and how we adjusted our operations when the museum reopened earlier this month.

Art galleries and museums across Chicago are continuing to share the visual arts online and finding new audiences in the process.

08/19/2020
Register now for Intuit's virtual Visionary Ball on Oct. 1!

Intuit's annual Visionary Ball goes virtual this year! Join us on Thursday, October 1, for a 45-minute live stream event, where we will honor artist, art educator and musician Lonnie Holley and celebrate another year filled with exhibitions and public programs that champion outsider art and artists.
Register today at www.bidpal.net/intuit

Good news! Current exhibition "Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen" has been extended to January 3, 2021.Imag...
08/15/2020

Good news! Current exhibition "Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen" has been extended to January 3, 2021.

Image: Martín Ramírez (Mexican, active in America, 1895–1963). Untitled (Trains and Tunnels) A, B, (detail), c. 1960–63. Graphite, gouache, crayon and colored pencil on pieced paper, 17 x 78 in. (43.2 x 198.1 cm). Copyright Estate of Martín Ramírez. Collection of Victor F. Keen

Register today for Intuit’s virtual Visionary Ball taking place Thursday, October 1, 7-7:45 p.m! Join Intuit supporters ...
08/14/2020

Register today for Intuit’s virtual Visionary Ball taking place Thursday, October 1, 7-7:45 p.m! Join Intuit supporters from across the world and our roster of special guests to celebrate the museum's 29th and most resilient year.

Toast to Intuit in style with a Party-In-Place Package by registering for a Tuxedo Ticket. Party-In-Place Packages cater two and include wine, exhibition catalogs and a selection of fine treats curated by The Wine Fairy, supporting Chicago-owned businesses.

Visit bidpal.net/intuit for registration options and detailed Party-In-Place Package information.

With his creativity “born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biologic...
08/11/2020

With his creativity “born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity” (lonnieholley.com), artist, art educator and musician Lonnie Holley makes powerful works in various media, including drawing, painting, performance, photography and sculpture. He constructs using found materials and objects to create narrative works of art.

In 2007, Holley was Intuit’s first artist in residence. This year, Intuit is pleased to honor Holley at this year's Visionary Ball with the Visionary Award, given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of outsider art. Holley is the second artist to receive the Visionary Award; the first was Mr. Imagination, who received the award in 2009.

Join in celebrating Lonnie Holley at this year's virtual Visionary Ball on October 1, 7-7:45 p.m. Registration for the Visionary Ball opens soon!

Intuit is featured in The Art Newspaper's article about Chicago art institutions using the Tock app for admissions. Read...
08/11/2020
Chicago galleries eat up restaurant reservation app to buoy business

Intuit is featured in The Art Newspaper's article about Chicago art institutions using the Tock app for admissions. Read on to learn how Tock benefits arts organizations like Intuit during the city's reopening.

The museum is open! Reserve your tickets for this weekend via Tock on our Visit web page.

After a months-long shut down of in-person visits, a group of dealers have turned to online reservation systems initially built to support restaurants

Chicago Association of Specialized Museums
08/07/2020
Chicago Association of Specialized Museums

Chicago Association of Specialized Museums

We're pleased to share that CASM member Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is now open to the public! Visit their site for more information about guest expectations and ticketing procedures.

Tickets are live! Purchase tickets for this weekend on Tock or by contacting the museum at intuit@art.org. Before your v...
08/05/2020
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art - Chicago, IL | Tock

Tickets are live! Purchase tickets for this weekend on Tock or by contacting the museum at [email protected]. Before your visit, be sure to read Intuit's new guest expectations at www.art.org/visit/.

Established in 1991, Intuit is one of the world’s premier museums of outsider and self-taught art, defined as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world. The museum has rotating exhibitions; the Henry Darger Room Collection, a permanent installation celebrat...

Celebrate the power of outsider art in person again! Intuit reopens to the public this Friday, August 7. The health and ...
08/03/2020
Plan Your Visit - Intuit

Celebrate the power of outsider art in person again! Intuit reopens to the public this Friday, August 7. The health and wellness of our community of guests, volunteers, staff members and collaborators remain a top priority to us, and we established new policies and procedures to help keep Intuit a safe space to experience art.

Tickets will be available for purchase on our website via Tock beginning Wednesday, August 5. Intuit looks forward to welcoming you to our galleries again, and we hope to see you soon!

See our website for more information: https://www.art.org/visit/

Intuit reopens Friday, August 7 We are excited to welcome you back! The health and safety of our community of guests, volunteers, staff members and collaborators continue to be a top priority as we reopen the museum. Learn about all…

Mark your calendars! Visionary Ball 2020, a virtual fundraiser celebration for Intuit, is on October 1, 7-7:45 p.m. Tune...
07/30/2020

Mark your calendars! Visionary Ball 2020, a virtual fundraiser celebration for Intuit, is on October 1, 7-7:45 p.m.

Tune in with Intuit friends from all over the world as we celebrate Intuit’s 29th and most resilient year. Experience inspiring speakers, online bidding and fun Intuit stories from the comfort of your home. This year's Visionary Awardee is artist Lonnie Holley!

Get ready! Registration opens mid-August.

07/28/2020

Calling all outsider art enthusiasts! Throughout this week and next, Intuit is hosting a variety of public programs that explore the genre from different perspectives.

Take a closer look at Clementine Hunter's "Plantation Life" with Paula Santos at One Night Stand. Explore how art functions as storytelling with the IntuiTeens at their workshop series. Meet George Widener and learn about his work at his artist talk. Hang out and have fun with the IntuiTeens at their Summer Bash!

It's all happening here at Intuit (over Zoom) for free.

07/21/2020
#BlackArtMatters Coloring Book

IntuiTeen Ethan partnered with his friend Mya to create #BlackArtMatters, a coloring book that includes work by contemporary Black artists and depicts influential Black figures in the arts.

Half of the coloring book's proceeds will go to the contributing artists, and the other half will benefit Brave Space Alliance, the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center on the South Side of Chicago.

To learn more, visit https://blackartmatters.work/. Here, you can purchase copies of the coloring book in hardcover and paperback as well as learn about the featured artists, the co-authors and Brave Space Alliance.

For more information about Brave Space Alliance and their work, please visit their website here: https://www.bravespacealliance.org/.

07/14/2020
HIROYUKI DOI / まるの世界21

As part of the Tokyo project "Cheer for Art!", self-taught artist Hiroyuki Doi created "The World of Circles," a video that shares a behind-the-scenes look at how Doi creates his works of art. Watch "The World of Circles" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3SaxeS0C8&feature=youtu.be

Intuit featured works by Hiroyuki Doi in our 2015 exhibition "dRAW." The exhibition catalog is available on Issuu: https://issuu.com/intuitart/docs/new_final_draw_catalog2

紙にペンで小さなまるを無数に描くHIROYUKI DOI(土井宏之)の創作の様子をビデオで、次にコロナ感染拡大のため展覧会が中止となった今年制作した新作をまた海外で展示され日本では未公開の作品等をスライドショーでご紹...

This week at Art After Work, theater artist Diane Exavier will lead us in creating sculptural portraits that activate ou...
07/13/2020
Art After Work: Hawkins Bolden - Intuit

This week at Art After Work, theater artist Diane Exavier will lead us in creating sculptural portraits that activate our senses by using found and discarded objects from our daily lives.

Don't know what to collect to prepare for Art After Work? On the event page, Intuit includes a how-to guide on collecting found materials for Thursday's workshop: https://www.art.org/art-after-work-hawkins-bolden/

Check it out and RSVP today!

Thursday, July 16, 2020 5-6 p.m. central Zoom Video Conference

EVB at the CTA!The Chicago Transit Authority recently renovated the Chicago Avenue Blue Line Station, which now features...
07/06/2020

EVB at the CTA!

The Chicago Transit Authority recently renovated the Chicago Avenue Blue Line Station, which now features light box reproductions of two artworks by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein from Intuit's collection.

06/26/2020

Tune into our Instagram Live at @IntuitArtCenter at 5:00 p.m. for an art-making workshop led by third-year IntuiTeen Skylar! She’ll teach us how to create mini works of outsider art on candy wrappers. 🍭🍬🍫

This Friday, June 26, third-year IntuiTeen Skylar is hosting an Instagram Live art-making workshop on Intuit's channel (...
06/23/2020
Candy Art Pieces - Intuit

This Friday, June 26, third-year IntuiTeen Skylar is hosting an Instagram Live art-making workshop on Intuit's channel (@IntuitArtCenter). In her Get Intuit Blog post, Skylar shares the materials you'll need to prepare for her sweet activity.

Check it out here: https://www.art.org/candy-art-pieces/

By Skylar Pauel 3rd-year IntuiTeen

06/19/2020

Juneteenth is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Intuit encourages you to honor Juneteenth with Chicago cultural organizations like Arts and Public Life, Rebuild Foundation, DuSable Museum of African American History and Chicago History Museum, which are hosting programming for this historic day.

It's the final day of the #IntuitOutside fundraiser!Today is the last day to qualify for the #IntuitOutside scavenger hu...
06/19/2020

It's the final day of the #IntuitOutside fundraiser!

Today is the last day to qualify for the #IntuitOutside scavenger hunt challenge! If you post 5 photos that qualify for scavenger hunt prompts (see image), you'll be entered to win an Intuit prize pack!

#IntuitOutside is organized by Intuit's Young Professionals Board. Members are ambassadors of Intuit who spread awareness about the outsider art genre through the museum’s platform. Started in 2018, the group currently has 21 members. Learn more about becoming a YoPro: https://www.art.org/young-professionals-board/

Learn more about the fundraiser:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

Intuit's Young Professionals Board member Sebastian captured a beautiful mural honoring Breonna Taylor (pictured).Today ...
06/17/2020

Intuit's Young Professionals Board member Sebastian captured a beautiful mural honoring Breonna Taylor (pictured).

Today through Friday, share more pictures of protest art (or any outdoor art!) using #IntuitOutside to support Intuit's IntuiTeens summer youth program, which creates access and opportunities for teens throughout the city (several whom are from under-served neighborhoods) to learn about outsider art and develop leadership and confidence skills.

Learn more at the Facebook fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

Thank you, Facebook and Instagram supporters! You've raised $3,278 towards our $5,000 #IntuitOutside goal to support Int...
06/17/2020

Thank you, Facebook and Instagram supporters! You've raised $3,278 towards our $5,000 #IntuitOutside goal to support Intuit's IntuiTeens summer youth program!

Highlight outdoor art that represents equality and inclusivity by posting photos of protest art with hashtag #IntuitOutside to your Facebook or Instagram! There is some phenomenal outdoor protest art out there like this knitted Black Lives Matter art, posted by Dana Boutin.

Thanks to generous matching donations from Eugenie and Lael Johnson and Dale Taylor and Angela Lustig, every photo using #intuitoutside will be matched with a $20 donation to Intuit, and every cash donation will be matched in-full, up to $5,000!

Learn more and make a donation using this link:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

"I look for art that is as close to the bone as possible; art that owes little or nothing to what came before it."Frank ...
06/17/2020
'I Look For Art That Is as Close to the Bone as Possible': Outsider Art Dealer Frank Maresca On How the Field Has Evolved

"I look for art that is as close to the bone as possible; art that owes little or nothing to what came before it."

Frank Maresca of Ricco/Maresca Gallery shares the joys of collecting outsider art and how the field has evolved.

The dealer who co-founded Ricco/Maresca gallery in 1979 just opened "Flash!" a show of designs by WWII-era tattoo artist Tino "Rosie" Camanga.

Supporting your favorite museum couldn’t be easier!Each photo of outdoor art = $20 for Intuit’s IntuiTeens summer youth ...
06/16/2020

Supporting your favorite museum couldn’t be easier!

Each photo of outdoor art = $20 for Intuit’s IntuiTeens summer youth program, which serves a group of diverse youth from all over the city.

Post a photo, use hashtag #IntuitOutside, feel awesome about the good you’ve done!

And/or, make a cash donation, which will be matched dollar to dollar up to $5,000.

Thank you, matching donors Eugenie and Lael Johnson and Dale Taylor and Angela Lustig!

Learn more at the Facebook fundraiser:
https://m.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

(Photo of a beautifully curated yard in Chicago’s West Town)

Intuit thanks the following amazing sponsors for supporting the #IntuitOutside fundraiser, an event hosted by Intuit's Y...
06/16/2020

Intuit thanks the following amazing sponsors for supporting the #IntuitOutside fundraiser, an event hosted by Intuit's Young Professionals Board.

Now through Friday, post a photo to Facebook or Instagram of art in your neighborhood using #IntuitOutside or make a cash donation. Each photo = $20 for Intuit
Each cash donation = additional cash match donation from our sponsors!

Visit the fundraiser event to learn more:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

Sometimes it’s easy to miss what is right in front of us – including art. To help inspire you on your #IntuitOutside sca...
06/15/2020

Sometimes it’s easy to miss what is right in front of us – including art. To help inspire you on your #IntuitOutside scavenger hunt, we created a list of prompts you may find useful. If you find 5 or more prompts, you’ll be entered to win a prize!

Learn more about Intuit Outside, an online fundraiser and outdoor scavenger hunt:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/190166132321086/

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756 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL
60642

Intuit is located across the street from the Chicago Avenue Blue Line EL stop. Intuit is located near the #66 Chicago Avenue bus and the #56 Milwaukee Avenue bus.

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Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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Established in 1991, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Intuit) is one of the premier nonprofit museums in the world dedicated solely to presenting self-taught and outsider art — with world class exhibitions; resources for scholars and students; a Permanent Collection with holdings of more than 1,200 works of art; the Henry Darger Room Collection; the Robert A. Roth Study Center, a non-circulating collection with a primary focus in the fields of outsider and contemporary self-taught art; and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.

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