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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Roger Brown Study Collection
Join us for a virtual road trip across the United States to explore unique and wholly original historic artist homes and studios. Traveling from Idaho to New York, we'll discover the environments, architecture, and private landscapes of six different artists, as well as the spaces that supported their art-making practices. This six-part, monthly series ventures deep into the museums and preserved spaces that nurtured the creation of thousands of American artworks. Fueled by the James Castle House and the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Traveling from Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana to Chicago, Illinois, the fifth stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we'll explore artist and voracious art and object collector, Roger Brown. Adventuring into Brown's integrated home, studio, garden, and collection environment, a former storefront building where Brown lived and worked for over twenty years, we’ll encounter what Brown often referred to as his "museum of inspiration." This whimsical space holds Brown's original works, along with works from other Chicago Imagists and nonmainstream artists, as well as his collection of folk and tribal art, material and popular culture ephemera, costumes, furniture, and things found wandering here and there, not to mention Brown's Ford Mustang still parked in the garage.

ABOUT
The Roger Brown Study Collection is a special collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago that exists as an artists' study collection and archive, preserved intact in a historic house museum setting in the former home of the artist Roger Brown (1941-1997).

More at www.saic.edu/rogerbrown

The James Castle House encourages persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the James Castle House at jamescastlehouse@cityofboise.org, as soon as possible.

Jul 21, 2021 03:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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