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A Measured Look at Roger Brown

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC, Staff Projects on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Note from the curator: SAIC Historic Preservation graduate student Erin Weevers has been working at lightning speed, translating the complexity of the building and collections within it into crisp and accurate measured drawings of the elevations, floor, and ceiling plans this semester. She’s made the challenging process look incredibly easy and her drawings have already […]



Fall 2013 Update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

The ongoing project of “playing house/museum” has been full and fulfilling this fall. Amid the deluge of SAIC class visits and projects, we squeeze in visitors from the public. A grateful guest sent a note of thanks, bolstering our belief that Brown’s Artists’ Museum of Chicago is a worthwhile endeavor. “…i can’t describe how i […]



Annette LePique discusses “Hands Together: An Icon Incarnate” with Rolf Achilles and Lisa Stone

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, November 7th, 2013

RBSC staff member Annette LePique recently discussed the exhibition Hands Together: An Icon Incarnate with RBSC curator Lisa Stone and collector Rolf Achilles for SAIC’s F Newsmagazine. The exhibition will be on display at the RBSC through December. Annette LePique is currently a curatorial assistant at the RBSC, a graduate student in the Art History department at […]



Hands Together: An Icon Incarnate

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Hands Together: An Icon Incarnate A modest exhibition at the Roger Brown Study Collection August 26 – December 16, 2013 In 1508 Albrecht Dürer highlighted with white paint a black ink brush drawing of two hands, palm to palm, on handmade paper tinted a very uniform blue. It was a study for an apostle’s hands […]



Spring 2013 Update

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Blogging the Archive, Happening Now at the RBSC on Sunday, May 19th, 2013

There’s nothing like the return of sandhill cranes to the Midwest after a long winter. Warm spring greetings from the Roger Brown Study Collection. Roger Brown, Memory of Sandhill Cranes, 1981, oil on canvas, 60 x 96 inches Managing the Roger Brown Estate continues to keep us on our toes. We’re thrilled to announce that […]



Afterimage at the Roger Brown Study Collection September 14th – November 18th 2012

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC, RBSC Related on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Curated for the DePaul Art Museum, by Thea Liberty Nichols and Dahlia Tulett, the exhibition Afterimage considers the contemporary implications of the Imagist legacy through a focused exploration of the artwork, social art practice and writing of contemporary makers. Afterimage focuses on contemporary artists that are of a generation after Imagism, and also— in ways […]



Old Abe, “Yankee Buzzard,” all fixed up

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC, STAFF PICS on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Describing some rooms and areas of the RBSC by conventional room functions doesn’t always make sense. Such is the case with “the living room” and “the dining room,” identified as such due to the dining table in the former and the sofa in the latter, both of which are so covered with objects, that eating […]



Deinstalling and Reinstalling Roger Brown’s New Buffalo Collection

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This past summer I assisted RBSC staff members Lisa Stone and Nick Lowe along with art conservator Tim Fox and his team of art handlers, Kelly Stachura and Daniel Baird, in deinstalling and then reinstalling Roger Brown’s collection at his New Buffalo, Michigan residency for the interior to be worked on. The entire process, partially […]



First-graders from the Pritzker school visit the RBSC

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Heather Reed recently brought her class of first-graders to the RBSC for a unique museum experience on all ends. Laura Bickford guides a group of students through the living room of the Study Collection The students, who have been studying the work of Roger Brown, impressed all of us at the RBSC with their ability […]



RBSC staff and volunteers on the Bad at Sports Blog

Posted in ALL THE NEWS, Happening Now at the RBSC on Thursday, March 24th, 2011

RBSC volunteer and SAIC staff member Thea Liberty Nichols recently interviewed several friends of the RBSC as a guest blogger for the Bad at Sports blog in a series of posts focusing on contemporary arts writing. Featured were discussions with RBSC volunteer Laura Fox, SAIC grad student and writer of the successful nomination for 1926 […]