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Opening Reception: James Wilke Artist in Residence Capstone

Join us for the Opening of Pox Americana: How Smallpox Once Plagued America & The World, the capstone exhibition for our Spring Artist in Residence James Wilke. This exhibition will be on view from July 9, 2022, to August 28, 2022.

Opening Reception & Play Reading:

6 pm Opening Reception – Pox Americana: How Smallpox Once Plagued America & The World

7-8:30 pm Play Reading – A Mercy, by James R. Wilke; Adapted from the novel by Toni Morrison

*Please note, seating will be first come, first served.

1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60610


The International Museum of Surgical Science is pleased to introduce its Spring 2022 Artist in Residence, James R. Wilke. The IMSS continues its active role in supporting Chicago and Illinois arts and artists through its Artist in Residency and “Anatomy in the Gallery” rotating contemporary art galleries. James R. Wilke’s capstone exhibition, “Pox Americana: How Smallpox Once Plagued America & The World,” opens on July 9th, 2022, and is on view through August 28, 2022. The Museum will host an opening reception on July 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. that is free and open to the public.


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