Joseph A. Burlini: Retrospective

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Joseph A. Burlini studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and taught master classes in sculpture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1977, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, featured his work in a 10-year retrospective as an up and coming artist. Since that time, his work has been featured in major international and national exhibitions and gallery shows, including Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet at the Field Museum lake front. He is the recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Humanitarian of the Year Award, honoring him for his benevolent creativity. His mantra is, “I build my dreams.” Joseph Burlini: Retrospective presents a selection of welded steel, bronze, gold, aluminum, and plexiglass sculptures from the various periods of his 50-year career. It also includes constructions, mobiles, and kinetic works.

Exhibit runs May 9 through June 13, 2019.

Museum hours* are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday.

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*Beginning Sunday, May 19 through Saturday, August 3, 2019, the College is closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines