How South Side artists charted new courses for Chicago art – and created a cultural legacy that echoes to this day.
Smart Museum of Art
In the 1950s, a loose affiliation of Chicago artists haunted by World War II tried to capture emotional intensity in their creations. Dubbed "The Monster Roster," a collection of their work is on display at the Smart Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Chicago. We take a tour.
A one-of-a-kind artist made his mark on Chicago. We tell the story of H.C. Westermann, a combat veteran and artist who even has a connection to the Beatles.