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Thursday, August 11 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Museum of Contemporary Photography & Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson & Burhnam Libraries LIMITED

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Visit the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago for a tour of the exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy. Eight artists were commissioned by the museum in a partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Southeast Environmental Task Force (SETF) to create works that respond to the environmental and public health impact of petcoke. Petcoke is a dust-like waste product containing carbon, toxic heavy metals, and other dangerous compounds resulting from oil refining processes in the Chicago region and beyond. Following the tour, participants will get a rare glimpse inside the museum “vault,” an archive of over 14,000 objects from the permanent collection. 

The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries constitute a major art and architecture research collection serving The Art Institute of Chicago and scholars in the fields of art and architectural history. Please join the staff of the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries for a one-hour program including an overview of the libraries' history and collections, a behind-the-scenes tour of the library and discussion of our current projects and services, and a viewing of some of the treasures in our collection.  

Maximum Participants: 25
Fee: Included with registration
Accessibility: Some standing, stools are available
Transportation: Walking

Thursday August 11, 2016 1:30pm - 4:00pm

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