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Storytelling Series with Art Design Chicago: Michael Darling and B. Ingrid Olson

April 29, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Drawing Room Library

In conjunction with Art Design Chicago exhibition, Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on April 28, the exhibition’s curator Michael Darling talks with artist B. Ingrid Olson, whose work is featured in the exhibition. This conversation focuses on the legacy of Ken Josephson, who spent his career carefully examining the building blocks of photography and has influenced artists of all kinds.

Michael Darling is the James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago where he has created an artist-activated platform that engages audiences by producing art, ideas, and conversation around the creative process. He most recently organized Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, which was the all-time highest attended exhibition in the MCA’s 50-year history.

Born in 1987 in Denver, Colorado, artist B. Ingrid Olson currently lives and works in Chicago. She works primarily between photography and sculpture. She records her body as it moves within the confines of her studio: shifting in relationship to its surroundings. The results of this process are performative images and multidimensional objects that re-imagine the capacities of the body and the structuring of space.

This complimentary event will take place in the Drawing Room Library at 11:00AM with seating first come, first served.


Photo caption: Kenneth Josephson, Stockholm, 1967. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. © 1967 Kenneth Josephson. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.

About the Storytelling Series
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from inspiring movers, shakers and visitors making an impact in Chicago and beyond. From artists to musicians, innovators and adventurers to visionaries with a great story to tell – the series gives an inside look into the experiences that have shaped the speakers’ work and lives.

While our 125-year-old walls may not be able to tell tales of the past – and boy if they could – the Storytelling Series honors the tradition of welcoming the world’s finest into its halls by capturing today’s tales. The ongoing series takes place fireside in the Drawing Room, is complimentary to attendees, and affords one hour of storytelling followed by a brief Q&A. To withstand the test of time, sessions are recorded for our Storytelling Series Podcast, available for download and listening at and on iTunes.

About Art Design Chicago
Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Led by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this citywide partnership of cultural organizations explores Chicago’s art and design legacy with more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of events throughout 2018. For more information visit

April 29, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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