Laughing Matters: Humor in Art

Elmhurst College Presents

Laughing Matters: Humor in Art: An exploration of humor in American Art 1960’s and 70’s

Saturday, April 27. 10am -5pm. At the DePaul Art Museum.

Introduction by Suellen Rocca, Artist and Curator of the Elmhurst College Art Collection
Speakers include:
Robert Cozzolino, Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Janice Fodor, Professor Elmhurst College
Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Karl Wirsum, Artist, with John Corbett, Gallerist

This symposium is free, but register here.

Funded by Terra Foundation for American Art


Symposium Schedule:

10AM – Introduction: Suellen Rocca, Artist, Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Elmhurst College
10:30 AM – Lynne Warren, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago “Cracked: A cultural context for the humor present in the early work of Jim Nutt and Karl Wirsum”
11:00 AM – Robert Cozzolino, Senior Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts “When the ‘Delinquents’ Strike Back”
11:30 AM – Q & A with Lynne Warren and Robert Cozzolino moderated by Suellen Rocca
NOON –   lunch break with an opportunity to see the exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum
2:00 PM – Janice Fodor, Professor of English, Elmhurst College “The Many Facets of Humor”
2:30 PM – mid-afternoon break for light refreshment
2:45 PM – Karl Wirsum, Artist, in a conversation with John Corbett, Writer, Curator, and co-owner of Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery. “Seriously: A Conversation with the Fearsome Mr. Wirsum”
3:30 PM – Q & A with presenters moderated by Suellen Rocca
4:00 PM – Wrap up