Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Don Baum: In Memoriam opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
CHICAGO, IL - A member of the Chicago's "Monster Roster" of figurative artists that emerged in the late 1950s (Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, and H.C. Westermann were colleagues) Don Baum was also an important educator, teaching at Roosevelt University for over 30 years, as well as an indispensable curator of the Chicago school. As exhibitions director for the Hyde Park Art Center in the 1960s, his now-legendary shows of young talent, replete with colorful monikers such as "The Hairy Who" and a poke-in-the-eye aesthetic, introduced many of the artists who become Chicago's most notable: Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, and Karl Wirsum. On view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago through 25 January, 2009.
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SOURCE: Art Knowledge News