Chuck Sperry’s illustrious rock poster career has spanned over 25 years with no signs of slowing down. During that time, Sperry has printed thousands of posters for hundreds of bands. He has travelled the world, displaying his posters everywhere from dive bars to galleries in Europe, New York, and California. Now Sperry’s talent and success has brought him to museums.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art is the future home of Sperry’s Archive, and this exhibition will feature over 150 works from this collection.
The Chuck Sperry Archives and Color X Color are curated by Josef Zimmerman, FWMoA curator of contemporary art.
**IMPORTANT! Due to COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease control to limit gatherings to 50 people, we are postponing the events of April 17-19 to June 5-7, 2020. Any tickets purchased for April 17-19 events will be transferred to June 5-7.
June 5, 6:30pm - Opening and Sale
TICKETS FOR THE SALE ARE SOLD OUT - See below to purchase admission-only tickets.
At this event, celebrate opening night of Chuck Sperry's retrospective exhibition "Color X Color", which will feature 150 prints representing the entirety of Sperry's career. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar.
6:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Sale begins
-Each ticket holder will have the opportunity to purchase 3 prints and one book, "Color X Color."
-Each ticket will allow you access to the sale where you will have the opportunity to purchase 1 of each of 3 poster designs and 1 book for a total of 4 items. You do not have to purchase all items, but this ticket guarantees you the option. Example: Your ticket gets you one print of X, one print of Y, one print of Z, and one book. You cannot get three of print X and a book, or two of X and one of Y and a book.
-There is no lottery system and there is no advantage to being early in the queue. As long as you have a ticket, you will have the opportunity to purchase Sperry work.
-Fort Wayne Museum of Art will not supply shipping material nor offer shipping services. Prints will be wrapped in a basic protective plastic sleeve.
9:00pm - Event ends
June 6, 11am - Artist and Curator Panel Discussion
Only 50 tickets at $10 each are available. Each person may purchase up to 4 tickets.
GET TICKETS HERE
Artist Chuck Sperry, FWMoA Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman, and independent curator and critic Carlo McCormick will speak on Sperry's life and career. Enjoy a Bloody Mary cash bar.
June 6, 3pm - Gallery talk with Chuck Sperry and Josef Zimmerman
Included with FWMoA admission. No RSVP required. Enjoy a walking gallery tour of Color X Color with artist Chuck Sperry and Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman.
June 7, 3-4pm - Printmaking Demonstration and Workshop with Chuck Sperry
SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!
Learn from the singular figure of psychedelic poster printmaking Chuck Sperry with a hands-on workshop. Fee includes all supplies and your take-home creation.
May 7: Curator's Tour, 12:15pm
Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman will take you take you on a lively and engaging gallery tour of Color X Color. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Free with Museum admission.
This exhibit sponsored in part by