Hidden In Plain Sight — Chicago’s Lakefront Art Gallery | Newberry

Hidden In Plain Sight — Chicago’s Lakefront Art Gallery

Led by William Swislow
Saturday, July 9, 2022
One session. Saturday, July 9.



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Seminar Description

Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore is lined with thousands of rock carvings, made by ordinary people, that individually are often magnificent and together constitute a collective work of art that is unique in the world yet mostly unknown. We’ll explore this public gallery of largely anonymous art and learn about its history and the people who created it.

William Swislow is a writer and art collector who operates the cultural website interestingideas.com and sits on the boards of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art and the Society for Commercial Archeology. He is the author of Lakefront Anonymous: Chicago’s Unknown Art Gallery.

Materials List


  • No Required Materials

Cost and Registration Information 

One session. Registration: $50 ($45 for Newberry members, seniors, and students)

Please note: You’ll register for this class on a platform called Learning Stream. Questions? Contact us at adulteducation@newberry.org.

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