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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Shannon Fox

Call For Exhibitions- International Museum of Surgical Science

The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in surgical science and our relationship to the body.

The Museum continuously seeks artists for new exhibitions which address the themes of anatomy, disease/wellness, disability and other medical issues.

Attn: Exhibitions

Shannon Fox, Manager of Curatorial and Education

Intl Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N. Lakeshore Drive

Chicago, IL 60610

Individual artists and artist groups are encouraged to apply.

The International Museum of Surgical Science does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

There is a non-refundable $35.00 Application Fee for all applications

How to Apply

Required Application Materials:

  • 1-10 Examples of Work in any medium
    1. Images should be attached in .JPG, .TIFF or .PDF format; time-based media should be attached in .MOV or .MP4 format
    2. Files should be numbered 1 – 10 and will correspond with a Works List including titles, medium, etc.
    3. Multiple images documenting a single work (for performance, installation, etc.) are not to exceed 3 images.
    4. Time-based media examples, including video, are not to exceed 5 cumulative minutes
    5. Writing examples are not to exceed 10 cumulative pages of text
  • Works List
    1. Works should appear on this list sequentially and correspond numerically with the Examples of Work
    2. Each entry on the works list should include a (1) Title, (2) Medium, (3) Year of Production
    3. Entries may be accompanied by explanatory/supplemental text not exceeding 50 words per work example.
  • C.V. or Résumé
  • Statement of Intent (500 words maximum)

Applying Electronically

Applying by Mail

Please send application materials as attachments to:

Subject Line: Exhibition Application

Please send application materials on a CD or USB Drive to:

Attn: Exhibitions

Intl Museum of Surgical Science

1524 N. Lakeshore Drive

Chicago, IL 60610

The $35.00 Application Fee can be paid online here

Please submit all application materials before initiating payment. The application fee must be submitted before the application deadline.

This Application Fee is Non-Refundable

The $35.00 Application Fee should be included with your parcel as a check payable to The International College of Surgeons.

This Application Fee is Non-Refundable

Please direct any questions not addressed above to

Deadline: 10.29.2021
Name: Shannon
Address: 1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Phone: (312) 642-6502