The Art of Lyric

The Art of Lyric Gallery Exhibit


"Creativity takes courage"

- Henri Matisse

Lyric is proud to showcase the visual and artistic talents of some of the many individuals who comprise its full and part-time administrative staff, seasonal employees and volunteers, as well as members of the various union groups represented by the orchestra, chorus, stagehands, scenic artists, stage management, wardrobe, wigs, and front of house staff.

Visit this season's Opera Club exhibit, The Art of Lyric, on the lower level of the opera house.


Robyn Farrell is Assistant Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she manages the annual one-person focus exhibition series, permanent collection presentations, special exhibitions, and curates the Donna and Howard Stone Gallery for Film, Video, and New Media. Robyn has spoken widely on contemporary art and time-based media at institutions and conferences including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, New York University, and the College Art Association Annual Conference. Previously, Farrell was Assistant Director at Donald Young Gallery (Chicago) and Program Assistant for Conversations at the Edge (CATE), a weekly screening series organized by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Video Data Bank, and the Gene Siskel Film Center. Farrell holds a BA in Art History and Film Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MA in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


If you are interested in purchasing a piece from this exhibit, or wish to see other work by a particular artist, please send your contact information to, and it will be shared directly with the artist. 100% of the proceeds from any sale will be retained by the artist.

Orchestra - Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local No. 10-208, A.F. of M.
Singers, Dancers, Actors & Staging Personnel - American Guild of Musical Artist, AFL-CIO (AGMA)
Stagehands - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (I.A.T.S.E.), Local 2
Scenic Artists - I.A.T.S.E. United Scenic Artists Local 829
Wardrobe - I.A.T.S.E. Local 769
Wigs - I.A.T.S.E Studio Mechanics, Local 476
Ushers - SEIU Local 1