The Others explores 50 iconic selections by 44 seminal artists from the 200-piece Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Rockford Art Museum, critically acclaimed as the most significant collection of Chicago art that exists today. The Spiezers also amassed a brilliant grouping of studio glass from around the world.
On view are 32 paintings, prints, and drawings by Ed Paschke, Ray Yoshida, Art Green, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Karl Wirsum, Nicolas Africano, Stephen Warde Anderson, Walter E. Andersons, Phyllis Bramson, Roger Brown, Susanne Doremus, Sarah Barnhart Fields, Julia Fish, Mark Sumner Forth, Michelle Grabner, Steven Hudson, Richard Hull, Jackie Kazarian, Mike Lash, Jim Lutes, Jacqueline Moses, Lorraine Peltz, Dan Ramirez, Scott Reeder, Kate Rosen, Rebecca Shore, Hollis Sigler, and Maria Tomasula; and 18 glass, metal and ceramic sculptures by Kéké Cribbs, Tom Czarnopys, Josh Garber, David Gilhooly, Nina Levy, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Joseph Litzenberger, Joel Philip Myers, Holly Rittenhouse, Les Sandelman, Lino Tagliapietra, Tony Tasset, Janusz Walentynowicz, and Karen Zoot Wolfe.
Related educational programming includes a free lecture by Ed Paschke Art Center Chair Vesna Stelcer, and a bus trip to Paschke Art Center with a walking tour of nearby Chicago galleries like the ones the Spiezers frequented. Full list of programs, including children’s classes and registration information, at rockfordartmuseum.org.
This feature exhibition is on view at RAM in Funderburg and Kuller Galleries, on the museum’s main level. Concurrent exhibits on view at RAM in Anderson Gallery, on the lower level, include additional selections from the Spiezer Collection, with 90 pieces by 78 artists (through Feb. 20) and the 76th Young Artist Show (opens March 5).
Free public opening on Friday, February 10, 7:00pm-8:30pm.
Directions: 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 six and a half miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street. From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum Park lot. Pedestrian tunnel connects organizations housed at Riverfront Museum Park (RAM, Discovery Center, Rockford Dance Company, Rockford Symphony Orchestra) and Burpee Museum of Natural History, located next door.