Virginio Ferrari: Full Circle, 1957–2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Virginio L. Ferrari & Laura Steward


Join acclaimed sculptor and former UChicago faculty member Virginio Ferrari for the official release of Virginio Ferrari: Full Circle, 1957–2017, a limited-edition art book on Ferrari’s life’s work. Virginio Ferrari covers all of his major artworks from the last 60 years, including Dialogo (1971), perhaps his most well-known sculpture on UChicago’s Hyde Park campus. Moderating the discussion with Ferrari will be Laura Steward, Curator of Public Art at the University of Chicago, and Virginio’s son, Marco, a practicing artist who also served as editor of the book.

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This special presentation is a collaboration between Humanities Day, Seminary Co-op Bookstores, UChicago Arts, and the Urban Readers Series.

Virginio L. Ferrari is an internationally-acclaimed contemporary sculptor who has exhibited his work around the world. He has more than thirty monumental public sculptures in Chicago alone, including Dialogo (1971) and several others located on the University of Chicago campus. From 1966 to 1976 Ferrari was Assistant Professor of Art and Sculptor in Residence at the University of Chicago and since then has remained in Chicago where he has devoted his full energies to sculpting. In 1992, Ferrari was awarded the Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, and was elected Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Humanities, in 2005.

Laura Steward is the Director of the Open Practice Committee and Curator of Public Art at the University of Chicago. Previously she served as director of arts programming at the Santa Fe Institute, Director and Chief Curator of SITE Santa Fe, and Senior Curator at MASS MoCA.


Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637