SisterSerpents, Home Improvements Demolishing Domesticity, Invitation, Woman Made Gallery, 1994

SisterSerpents, Home Improvements: Demolishing Domesticity, Invitation, Woman Made Gallery, 1994.

Where the Future Came From opens a three-month exhibition in the Glass Curtain Gallery exploring Chicago’s deep history of artist-run activities and contextualizes the role of feminism within that history. Throughout the run of the exhibition, scholars in residence will present different points of view on subjects related to the material in the show.

The symposium kicks off with a conversation bringing together Lynne Warren, Adjunct Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Courtney Fink, Director, Common Field, to discuss feminism, the artist-run, and money. Followed by a day-long program featuring Estelle Carol of Chicago Women’s Graphics Collective, Arlene Turner-Crawford of Sapphire and Crystals, Mary Ellen Croteau of SisterSerpents, and Beate Minkovski of Woman Made Gallery, as well as a panel discussion with members of current feminist artist-run projects including panelistsGloria Talemantes of Mujeres Mutantes, Amina Ross and Jory Drew from F4F, Jennifer Sova from The Overlook Place, and Luz Magdaleno Flores and Daisy Yessenia Zamora Centeno from Brown and Proud Press, moderated byKate Hadley Toftness, Director, Chicago Archives + Artists Project.

This project is organized by Meg Duguid, Director of Exhibitions at Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces and is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Keynote conversation is on November 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Exhibition opening and discussions on November 2, 9am–7 pm. 

Where the Future Came From will be on view at the Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago (1104 S. Wabash Ave, First Floor) November–February 15, 2019. For information, visit

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