HWCI at EAM's "Kings and Queens" Pinball Show

Friday, March 31, 2017

Elmhurst Art Museum

150 Cottage Hill Ave.

Elmhurst, IL

The Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the world premiere of Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, an examination of the intertwined histories of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and Imagist painting. Curated by Dan Nadel, this interactive exhibition invites guests to play pinball on Chicago-designed and built pinball machines from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s—including machines manufactured by Elmhurst's Gottlieb family—alongside paintings, sculptures and prints also made in Chicago in the same period. Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago will feature works by Roger Brown, Ed Flood, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Karl Wirsum and Ray Yoshida.

In a recent review of the show, Smithsonian Magazine highlighted Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists and our “epic website,” the Chicago Imagist Archive. On Friday, March 31st at 6pm, the film will screen at Elmhurst College in conjunction with the Kings & Queens exhibition. Suellen Rocca, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College, will be providing a brief introduction and, following the screening, a tour of the Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection. The screening will take place in the Elmhurst College Schaible Science Center, Illinois Hall. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested. Please contact specialevents@elmhurst.edu to RSVP.

Previous Events

January 13, 2016 - mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

January 20, 2016 - Harold Washington Library, Chicago

January 13, 2016 - European Premiere at the mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

September 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016 - On Display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

October 18, 2015 - Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington

October 12-13, 2015 - Screening & Panel Discussion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 11, 2015 - Manhattan Premiere at the New Museum, New York

August 22, 2015 - Encore presentation at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

July 30, 2015 - The Contemporary, Austin, Texas

July 18, 2015 - Archive-O-Rama at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

June 27, 2015 - 2015 Printers Ball, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Gender Equality in the Visual Arts: Screening and Panel Discussion at Gallery 400, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Hollywood Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 23, 25, and 26 - New York Premiere at Nitehawk Cinemas, Brooklyn, New York

April 16, 2015 - Denver Film Society's DocNight at the Sie FilmCenter, Denver, Colorado

April 9, 2015 - Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

April 4, 2015 - International House Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 21, 2015 - The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

February 23, 2015 - Screening and Discussion at the Art Theatre, Champaign, Illinois

February 12, 2015 - "Hairy Who" and "The Collagist" at the Revue Cinema Toronto, Canada

February 7, 2015 - Art & Comics: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center

January 21, 2015 - Lectures in American Art at The Union League Club of Chicago

December 7, 2014 - Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago

December 4, 2014 - California State University, Sacramento, California

November 18, 2014 - Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, California

November 15, 2014 - Napa Valley Film Festival, California

November 7, 2014 - The Hairy Who in Hyde Park: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

September 21 and October 12, 2014 - Two screenings at the RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

October 10, 2014 - San Diego Design Film Festival, California

October 3 - 9, 2014 - HWCI Theatrical Run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

October 2, 2014 - Orange County Museum of Art, California

September 26, 27 & October 5 - HWCI at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival, Wisconsin

September 26, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

September 16, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom

July 13, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at 356 Mission in Los Angeles, California

June 15, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at San Francisco DocFest, California

June 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Princess Cinemas Waterloo, Ontario

June 6 & 14, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Evanston's Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

May 24, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at CineMarfa at the Crowley Theater, Marfa, Texas

May 20, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at MCA Chicago

April 30, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Newport Beach Film Festival, California

April 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Film Fest, Minnesota

April 27, 2013 - Humor/Art Symposium, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago