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This weekend is your last opportunity to see Intuit’s Teacher Fellowship Program student exhibition, on view through Sunday, June 16. . Image: Mr. Imagination-inspired paintbrush people by Mahalia Jackson Elementary student artists. Photo by Cheri Eisenberg

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“This was in an abandoned hotel that I lived in for a few months. [My] drawing, which eventually grew to be much larger, remained on the stucco of the bricks after the building was demolished a year or so later. The room was on the second or maybe third floor, so passersby were impressed to see a drawing which obviously took months to complete stuck to the side of a building.” — @justinduerr Justin Duerr: Surrender to Survival opens at Intuit on June 27, with an official free opening reception on Thursday, July 25, 5-8 p.m. . Image: Justin Duerr below one of his first drawings. c. winter 1994. Photo by Andy Shull

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Although Susan Te Kahurangi King hasn't spoken for more than five decades, she has been drawing prolifically since she was a child. . Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018 is on view at Intuit through August 4, 2019. . Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951 ). Untitled, c. 1965. Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 11x9 in. (27.9x22.9 cm ), A30806. Collection of KAWS, courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne and Andrew Edlin Gallery . @susantekahurangiking @thepetitacolecollection

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UPCOMING EXHIBIT—Justin Duerr: Surrender to Survival, June 27, 2019-January 12, 2020. . Free opening reception Thursday, July 25, 5-8 p.m. . Curated by Alison Amick | @justinduerr Image: Justin Duerr (American, b. 1976 ) Surrender to Survival (detail ), 2018. Pen/marker on paper, 19 ½ x 25 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist

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Up through August 4, Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018, presents a survey of the living, New Zealand-based artist’s work. . Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951 ). Untitled, c. 1967-1970. Graphite and colored pencil on paper, 4-1/8x6-1/8 in. (10.5x15.5 cm ), D01043. Courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne and Andrew Edlin Gallery . @susantekahurangiking @thepetitacolecollection

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Happy birthday to #wesleywillis , one of Chicago's most iconic self-taught artists. . Wesley Willis (American, 1963-2003 ). Comiskey Park, 1992. Ballpoint pen and felt tip pen on board, 28 x 39.5 inches. Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 2016.1.6. Photo courtesy of Western Exhibitions

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IntuiTeens are leaders, creators, collaborators and so much more. . After his summer as an IntuiTeen, Gabe chose to complete his January Short Term senior project for Roycemore School at Intuit! He spent every day at the museum crafting, from the ground up, his own web space for teens all over the world to digitally share, showcase and house their artworks. Kudos, Gabe! . Learn more about @intuiteens via art.org/intuiteens! Applications are accepted through Friday, May 31.

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Happy #memorialday ! Intuit is open noon-5 p.m. for the holiday. Get your friends together to experience the work of #susantekahurangiking Photo by Cheri Eisenberg . @susantekahurangiking @thepetitacolecollection

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Giving young people the opportunity to foster their own creativity is a big driver of Intuit’s Teacher Fellowship Program. Come see what @chipubschools area kids create through outsider art-focused learning. . Teacher Fellowship Program Student Exhibition free, family-friendly opening reception this Saturday, May 11, 1-4 p.m.

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FOOD from @antiquetaco DRINKS thanks to @lagunitasbeer @moodytongue LIVE MUSIC by Starship Philharmonia. PARTY with @intuitartcenter Intuit’s annual fundraiser is back in orbit, this year launched by the museum’s Young Professionals Board. . Get 🎟s through our profile link.

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April 2019

What do high-end women’s clothes like Gucci bags & vintage Prada heels have in common with #outsiderart ? You can find them both at Intuit this weekend, April 26-28! . The shopping event and fundraiser of the year is here! All of the proceeds from the annual Closet Clearance Sale go to supporting Intuit’s exhibitions and programming. . Hours and details at art.org

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April 2019

Creative Impulse: Works by Robert Johnson and E. Nix is on view through the end of this week. See the exhibit one last time AND create your own art WITH the artists at this Thursday’s #artafterwork ! . Image: Robert Johnson. Gear Head (detail ), 2018. Acrylic and oil marker on canvas board. Courtesy of the artist . AAW details: Thursday, April 18, 5-8 p.m. at Intuit. Free and open to the public. Art materials provided.

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April 2019

Tonight’s opening reception for This Stillness, curated by Jamillah Hinson, is from 5-8 p.m. at Intuit. . Along with this celebration, the @ogdenchicago senior art students are hosting a pop-up exhibition this evening at the museum. Come see! . Image: Judy Bowman (American, b. 1952 ). Mother and Child, 2017. Mixed media, 42 x32 in. Courtesy of the artist

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March 2019

Attention, #henrydarger fans! Since Henry Darger's artwork and writings were discovered by the world in 1973, audiences have come to Intuit hoping to read his fantasy manuscript and discover the adventures of the seven Vivian girls. Intuit has microfilm images of the manuscript, which is inaccessible without special equipment. In celebration of Darger's birthday coming up on April 12, Intuit is digitizing the microfilm, and the public will finally have onsite access to Darger's mysterious story! Please make your contribution via the link in our profile!

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March 2019

This Stillness is on view at Intuit. . A free opening reception is happening Thursday, April 4, 5-8 p.m. in conjunction with the @ogdenchicago Senior Exhibition. . Image: Judy Bowman (American, b. 1952 ). Ladies of Havana Moon, 2018. Mixed media, 52 x 34 in. Private Collection

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March 2019

Bonjour, Chicago: foyer d’art brut! Intuit’s @artdesignchicago exhibit is soon to be at @hallesaintpierre as “Chicago: a home for outsider art.” . Opening March 23 alongside Hey #4 from @heyheyheyteam ! . #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow #chicagofoyerdartbrut #artdesignchicago #justgoseeit

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March 2019

This Stillness is an exploration into the complexities of Black girlhood and womanhood and the quiet reflections of self that arise from these circumstances. The exhibition goes beyond the contemporary use of a traditional Black American art form—assemblage—and delves into themes of autonomy, self-reflection, and the dehumanization of Black women and girls. At the same time, the exhibition serves as an archive of personal, familial and cultural identity. Curated by Jamillah Hinson. . Free opening reception at Intuit on Thursday, April 4, 5-8 p.m. . Image: Vanessa German (American, b. 1976 ). A Love Poem to Nia Wilson #2, 2018. Mixed media assemblage, 66 x 36 x 40 in. Courtesy Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

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March 2019

Tomorrow, March 9, at 1 p.m. Petita Cole, sister of artist #susantekahurangiking , and Chris Byrne, gallerist, are walking through the exhibit and discussing the works on view. . The format of this event has changed from panel discussion to gallery walk. . Tickets—General: $5 | Intuit Members: Free

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March 2019

Intuit presents a panel discussion about the life and work of Susan Te Kahurangi King that features Petita Cole and gallerist Chris Byrne. The conversation will be moderated by exhibition curator Alison Amick. . Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. Tickets — General: $5 | Intuit Members: Free . Image: Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951 ). Untitled (detail ), c. 1958-1959. Crayon on paper, 8x5 in. (20x13 cm ), D05079. Courtesy of the artist and the American Folk Art Museum Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship . #susantekahurangiking

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February 2019

Before the museum fully reopens, join us for a special program on March 2 to celebrate Creative Impulse: Works by Robert Johnson and E. Nix. . Curator @faheemmajeedstudio , Robert Johnson and E. Nix will be onsite to discuss their artistic practices. . Saturday, March 2, 12-3 p.m. Free and open to the public!

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February 2019

Intuit is closed February 18-March 3 for installation. Join us on March 2 (before the museum fully reopens ) for a special reception for Creative Impulse: Works by Robert Johnson and E. Nix. . Visit art.org for more details. . Image: E. Nix. NKISI: Post Modern Pinoccio: A Self Portrait, 2018. Plastic, metals, paper, wire, nails, blood, medicine bottles and found objects. Courtesy of the artist

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February 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue, Chicago Calling—we’ll miss you! . Intuit’s @artdesignchicago exhibit #chicagocalling is traveling to Europe! It opens at @hallesaintpierre on March 23. . #happyvalentinesday #valentine #happyvday #leegodie #justgoseeit #artdesignchicago #hallestpierre #hallesaintpierre Image: Lee Godie (American, 1908-1994 ). Untitled (Woman with agape, 2 roses ), n.d. Ink and watercolor on primed canvas, 19-3/4 x 15-1/4 in. Collection of Tim Garvey

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February 2019

Opening March 7, Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018 is the first major presentation of King’s work at Intuit and the first museum exhibition to include personal objects collected by her family. . Join the free reception from 5-8 p.m. on March 7! . #susantekahurangiking Image: Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951 ). Untitled (detail ), c. 1959-1961. Crayon on paper, 13-1/4x8-1/4 in. (34x21 cm ), A32417. Courtesy of the artist, Chris Byrne, Andrew Edlin Gallery, and Marlborough Contemporary, London and New York. Photo by Adam Reich

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February 2019

Intuit’s @artdesignchicago exhibit, Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, is closing this Sunday, Feb. 10! . Experience the work of 10 Chicago #selftaught artists together at the museum FOR FREE this weekend during normal museum hours. . Next, the exhibit travels to Europe, thanks to support from @terraamericanart , for 2019-2021. . Help us send off the show! Thank you, Chicago! . #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow #artdesignchicago #justgoseeit

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January 2019

Due to extreme cold weather, Intuit is closed Wednesday, 1/30, and Thursday, 1/31. . We feel as chilly as this artwork by #drossosskyllas You can see it on view in #chicagocalling when the museum reopens Friday, 2/1. . Image: Drossos Skyllas (American, 1912-1973 ). Wisconsin Ice Cave, 1950. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30 in. (60.96 x 45.72 cm ). Collection of Robert A. Roth

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January 2019

UPCOMING EXHIBIT—Susan Te Kahurangi King: 1958-2018 opens March 7 at Intuit. . Free opening reception Thursday, March 7, 5-8 p.m. . #susantekahurangiking Image: Susan Te Kahurangi King (New Zealand, b. 1951 ). Untitled, c. 1958-59. Crayon on paper, 7-1/2x5-3/4 in. (19.05x14.6 cm ), D05078. Courtesy of the artist and the American Folk Art Museum Susan Te Kahurangi King Fellowship. Photo by Adam Reich

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January 2019

Due to frigid temps tomorrow, the museum will be closed. Stay safe and warm out there, Intuit lovers!

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January 2019

Special hours alert: Intuit will be open tomorrow, Monday, January 21, from noon-5 p.m.

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January 2019

Sketching at the museum. . Do it yourself at this Thursday’s #artafterwork from 5-7 p.m.

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January 2019

New year, new end date for #chicagocalling The exhibition now comes down after February 10, 2019. . Intuit is closed today, so #happynewyear and see you tomorrow!

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December 2018

The museum is open for #newyearseve tomorrow from noon-5 p.m. . #wesleywillis #justgoseeit #artdesignchicago #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow

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December 2018

Museum doors are open today. . #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow #artdesignchicago #justgoseeit #drossosskyllas Image: Drossos Skyllas (American, 1912-1973 ). Untitled (Nude in chair, draped ), c. 1960. Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 in. (154.2 x 101.6 cm ). Collection of Robert A. Roth

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December 2018

Happy holidays from Intuit! The museum is closed today (December 24 ), tomorrow (December 25 ) and January 1. . Image: Frances Caldwell (American, b. 1938 ). Christmas Morning, November 24, 1952. Watercolor on paper. Acquired at Maxwell Street. Private collection

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December 2018

@intuiteens dishing their own spin on the museum facade.

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December 2018

#chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow #artdesignchicago #aldopiacenza #justgoseeit Image: Aldobrando Piacenza (American, 1888-1976 ). Untitled (Florence ), n.d. Oil on board, 25 ¼ x 35 ½ in. (64.14 x 90.17 cm ). Collection of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, gift of Michael Rooks and Jeffery Cassens, 2007.11

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December 2018

#tbt Pauline Simon and Joseph Yoakum, Wabash Transit, an exhibit facility of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 4-27, 1971. Photo © John Faier

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December 2018

This piece appears in Displays of Gender, Examining Beauty, a theme within Intuit’s Chicago Calling exhibition. This cluster of portraits explores femininity, the traditional male gaze, and ownership of beauty and body. . #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow #leegodie #artdesignchicago #justgoseeit Image: Lee Godie (American, 1908-1994 ). Untitled (female nude torso with ivy leaves ), n.d. Paint on canvas, 34 ½ x 24 in. (87.63 x 60.96 ). Collection of Cheri Eisenberg

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“In a city where mainstream artists bemoaned the art world ascendency of New York and Los Angeles, Godie called it out, proclaimed ‘Chicago We Own It’ on many works. She owned it. She re-branded it.” —an excerpt from the Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow catalog . This piece is part of Intuit’s exhibition, Chicago We Own It, on view through February 10. . Image: Lee Godie (American, 1908-1994 ). Chicago We Own It (detail ), c. 1980. Pen, pencil and watercolor paint on canvas. Collection of Carl Hammer and Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago . #leegodie #chicagoweownit #chicagocalling #artagainsttheflow

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December 2018

Intuit’s magazine, The Outsider, is available to read free on our website, as well as for purchase in hard copy from the Intuit Store online and at the museum. . The Outsider cover image: Susan Te Kahurangi King, Untitled (detail ), c. 1965-1975. Oil pastel on paper, 10 x 8 in.

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November 2018

Thank you, #GivingTuesday donors! You help Intuit offer #outsiderart programming for youth year-round! . #GivingIsIntuitive

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November 2018

Your support can help a 3rd grader see their creativity as real art. Your support can help a @chipubschools teacher empower their students with outsider art. Your support can bring kids into a museum for the first time. Your support makes an impact, and for that we thank you. You can give a gift of any size through the link in our profile. #GivingIsIntuitive #GivingTuesday

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November 2018

It’s @museumstoresunday and the Intuit Store is here for you to #beapatron

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November 2018

#happythanksgiving from Intuit! We’re thankful that we can share #outsiderart with all of you!

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November 2018

Thank you so much to @afamuseum for presenting Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art with the 2018 Visionary Award! . Photo by Matt Sherman

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