Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

June 2–October 1, 2018

Chicago Cultural Center • Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

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Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle

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This multi-faceted project explores the past, present and future of North America’s Great Lakes – one of the world’s most emblematic and ecologically significant ecosystems. Painted in Rockman’s signature, meticulous but visionary hyper-realist style, the works in the exhibition are anchored by five mural-sized (72” x 144”) oil paintings, each exploring a theme that emerged during Rockman’s field research and engagement with lake experts. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Public Programs

Gallery Talk with Daniel Schulman

Thursday, September 6, 12:15pm

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North


Panel Discussion: Looking Closely, Leaping In

Sunday, September 9, 2–3:30pm

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

In conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle, seven Chicagoans working in creative fields gather to discuss the impact of Lake Michigan on their work and lives: Alison Cuddy, Paul D'Amato, Barbara Koenen, Jin Lee, Louise LeBourgeois, Ovetta Sampson and David Travis.


Gallery Talk on Current Chicago Cultural Center Exhibitions

Thursday, September 20, 12:15pm

Starts in the Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North

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