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Daedalus and Icarus take flight in Chicago: Insight into Roger Brown’s mosaic at 120 N. LaSalle St.

Posted in Blogging the Archive, Staff Projects on Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Twenty seven years ago on a summer day in 1991, the Roger Brown mosaic at 120 N. LaSalle St. was unveiled. Standing confidently among Chicago’s portfolio of public art by famous artists – the Picasso, Calder’s Flamingo, Dubuffet’s Standing Beast, among many others – Brown’s two winged men soar high above the heads of pedestrians […]

Naming the archive

Posted in Blogging the Archive, Staff Projects on Friday, July 14th, 2017

By Gabe Wilson and Lara Schoorl Sometimes it is nice to look without a set purpose. Creating an archive for the first time started like that. We were given three boxes, and then a fourth, with papers and ephemera related to Roger Brown and his family. These documents would become part of the archive of […]

A Measured Look at Roger Brown

Posted in Happening Now at the RBSC, Staff Projects on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Note from the curator: SAIC Historic Preservation graduate student Erin Weevers has been working at lightning speed, translating the complexity of the building and collections within it into crisp and accurate measured drawings of the elevations, floor, and ceiling plans this semester. She’s made the challenging process look incredibly easy and her drawings have already […]

Staff projects: James Connolly in Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

Posted in Staff Projects on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Cracked Ray Tube, an installation by RBSC assistant curator James Connolly, and his collaborator, Kyle Evans, is on view in Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics, at The Arcade, Columbia College, 618 S. Michigan Avenue 2nd floor (through March 7). Through hardware hacking the two artists manufacture a synchronized video and audio environment displayed on […]