This past Friday I had the opportunity to attend a special “After Dark” event at the Art Institute hosted by the Evening Associates of The Art Institute. This is the type of event I wouldn’t normally seek out to attend on my own, but I am so thankful for the opportunity. I sometimes forget about all the great cultural experiences Chicago has to offer and it’s motivated to seek out more events like this.
The evening started with Os Mutantes leader Sérgio Dias in conversation with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of Sound Opinions. Later we had the opportunity to tour the exhibition Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium, and a performance by Os Mutantes. I was not familiar with Os Mutantes or Hélio Oiticica prior to Friday, but listening to Sérgio Dias speak beforehand provided enough background that I could really appreciate the art and music to follow.
The Evening Associates host After Dark events throughout the year on select Friday nights in the Modern Wing. You can learn more about upcoming events here.