Gallery Talk: Jim Nutt’s Visual World

Free With Admission

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Half-fish, half-human creatures are sitting next to each other under the clouds at the beach.
Rene Magritte, Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature), 1953. Oil on canvas; 30 ½ x 38 5/8 in. (77.5 × 98.1 cm), framed: 38 ¼ x 46 ¼ x 2 ½ in. (97.2 × 117.5 × 6.4 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro, 1982.48. © 2015 C. Herscovici/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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In this gallery walk-through, MCA Curator Lynne Warren delves into the rich and varied visual and cultural universe that has informed Jim Nutt's work. Warren also discusses the work of Chicago artists who developed alongside Nutt and a younger generation of artists inspired by his work.