Walk & Talk: Mika Horibuchi and José Esparza Chong Cuy


Tickets to this event are limited to two per person.

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  1. Long A shiny blue curtain, painted in extreme detail to show creases and folds, hangs from a thin brass rod that stretches the full width of the painting. The curtain is pulled to the right to reveal two thirds of a highly detailed bouquet of tulips, poppies, peonies, and other flora. A black butterfly with red and white markings rests on a leaf near the curtain with its wings open. The background is dark and an arch is barely visible giving the impression that the bouquet is floating between the curtain and the arch.
Frans van Mieris I and Adriaen van der Spelt, Trompe-l'Oeil Still Life with a Flower Garland and a Curtain, 1658. Oil on panel; 18 ¼ x 25 1/8 in. (46.5 × 63.9 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Wirt D. Walker Fund, 1949.585
Photo: The Art Institute of Chicago/Art Resource, NY


Go on an adventure with artist Mika Horibuchi as she leads an intimate group to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the Dutch masters that inspired her paintings. Horibuchi is joined by exhibition curator José Esparza Chong Cuy and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute.

Please note: This event is a walking program that begins at the MCA and travels a mile and half to the Art Institute with a few scheduled stops. Participants may also rejoin the group at the Art Institute of Chicago if preferred. Tickets include admission to both museums.