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Start with Art

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Start with Art is now for all ages.
Coffee is served and crafts are available for children.
Please note that only the galley is open at 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., the rest of the Museum opens at 11 a.m.

Ludvig Perés will join us to talk about his exhibit Klärobskyr.

This is a free event.

Klärobskyr is the Swedish word for the Italian Renaissance style of painting chiaroscuro, which translates to a combination of the words light and dark. The Swedish word, however, translates to the combination of the words clear and obscure. I play with the meaning of these words, while at the same time giving a small glimpse into the big fascination Swedes seem to have with America and the American culture. Born in 1993 in Borlänge, Sweden, Ludvig Perés currently lives in Chicago where he is in his third year of photographic studies at Columbia College Chicago. In the fall of 2018 his work was featured in the exhibition “Fotografiska Talent 2018” at the Swedish Museum of Photography. Ludvig’s work explores the powerful relationships between shadow and light, specifically the metaphorical aspects that play upon our unconscious psyches.For additional information on the Museum’s temporary exhibits please click here.


April 27
8:00 am - 10:00 am


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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