Connecting to the Cosmos

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Michiko Itatani is an award-winning artist and educator who has exhibited her paintings throughout the world for over 50 years. Born in Osaka, Japan, Itatani came to the United States in her early 20s. She earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she then taught for 40 years. This lecture will offer insight into her work, which explores human existence in the larger context of the universe.

About the Speaker

Mary Ellen Murphy has been a Volunteer Docent with Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art for over 10 years. As a Volunteer supporting the museum’s education department, she conducts tours for the public on a monthly basis, showcasing the museum’s collection and traveling exhibits. She regularly follows Chicago’s art scene, where Ms. Itatani’s work has been exhibited at Wrightwood 659 and currently at Jean Albano Gallery in River North


August 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Japan America Society Of Chicago
(312) 263-3049
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