Terra Foundation-supported Events

Seminar: “Graphic Design: between Negation and Affirmation in Container Corporation’s Great Ideas Advertising Series, c. 1950-1980” by Lara Allison

Lara Allison, Lecturer in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will examine the relationship between Abstract Expressionism, European modernism, and Pop Art in Walter Paepcke’s The Great Ideas of Western Man advertising campaign, founded in 1950. Michael Golec, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate the discussion.

This interdisciplinary scholarly seminar is part of the on-going academic program Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990, which will run from fall 2017 through fall 2018. This series offers a forum for scholars to gather, share works-in-progress, and discuss new scholarship that explores Chicago’s contributions to design history. The series is presented by the Newberry Library’s Center for American History and Culture as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit: https://newberry.org/11162017-lara-allison-school-art-institute-chicago