What we're about

What is beauty? What is your relationship to art? Why is art meaningful? Is art special?

Genius - skill - vision - originality of expression: this group explores the great world of art, aesthetic experience, and its relation to philosophy. We will be looking at all types of media from painting to music, poetry and film.

Also see our other groups in Chicago:

Philosophy Group (http://www.meetup.com/The-Chicago-Philosophy-Meetup/)

Modernist Fiction, Its Origins & Beyond (http://www.meetup.com/modernistfiction/)

Pro Musica Musical Evening (http://www.meetup.com/Pro-Musica-Musical-Evenings/)

Upcoming events (3)

Poe Reading at the Glessner House Museum

Glessner House

This is a ticketed event from the Glessner House Museum. I am going to the 8 pm reading. Squirm in your seats as actors from Lifeline Theatre present staged readings of Poe's terrifying stories and poetry. Hear classics like The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as some of Poe's lesser known works. This is an extremely popular event and people return year after year, so don't wait, tickets sell out fast! Two readings: 5:00-6:15pm 8:00-9:15pm Select time at checkout. Not recommended for children. $25 per person / $20 for members. Link to tickets: https://glessnerhouse.z2systems.com/np/clients/glessnerhouse/eventRegistration.jsp?event=878& Pre-paid reservations required

Green Shirt Studio: Storytelling Event

Green Shirt Studio

If you are interested in spoken word and creative writing come and join us in the Green Shirt Studio for a story hour. All tales in the show were developed and written for the Storytelling Workshop. Authorship and performances are by students. Directorial and performance guidance by GSS’ Jack Schultz. Stories for Oct 31 - in no particular order: Girl and the Glacier Summer Night Shoot Out Adventures of Aging Males This event is free. Visitors are welcome to wear costumes or not. Halloween Candy will be on-hand.

The Scope of Surrealism: East, West, and Beyond

Wrightwood 659

The Scope of Surrealism: East, West, and Beyond will discuss surrealism and its evolution within different mediums throughout history. The conversation is occasioned by the exhibit of the works of Tetsuya Ishida - Japanese surrealist painter who gives the experience of the contemporary subject a face as it explores the uncertainty and desolation of contemporary society, drastically altered by the technological advances and successive crises that have affected economies and politics the world over. The dialogue, moderated by Janine Mileaf, the Executive Director of the Arts Club of Chicago, features contemporary artist Krista Franklin and one of the founders of the Chicago Surrealist Group, Penelope Rosemont. This is a ticketed event. Entry $5 Make reservations online ahead of the lecture: https://tickets.wrightwood659.org/1184/1185 Wrightwood 659 is a museum. Parking is very limited.

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