The Elmhurst Art Museum proudly presents the Chicagoland debut of The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection, a national touring exhibition on display here from May 22 – August 27, 2017. The Human Touch celebrates people, diversity and the spectrum of contemporary human experience through works by renowned national and international contemporaryartists including Chuck Close, Nan Goldin, Roy Lichtenstein, Kerry James Marshall, Carrie Mae Weems and Kehinde Wiley. The 40+ paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs represented in the exhibition were selected from the more than 400 works in the Minneapolis-based RBC Wealth Management’s collection.
Elmhurst Art Museum hosts a series of artist-led portraiture workshops throughout the summer, inviting guests to explore portraiture in different mediums. Printmaker and photographer Benjamin Calvert leads an introductory workshop on photographic portraiture on Saturday, July 1st at 1:30pm.
The RBC Collection focuses on an exploration of the human figure. RBC Wealth Management began collecting contemporary art in the early1990s as a way to connect with and to reflect the society in which it lives and works. Though works range in size and media, from serious to whimsical, and from realistic to abstract, each artist centers on the body as subject. From portraits, to telling stories through pictures, to more experimental means and angles, the artists evoke themes and ideas that are common to the human condition. The collection began touring the U.S. in 2014.
May 22-August 27
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
(Photos courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum)