REBECCA KELLER
Cities of Steel: Chicago Art Department
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Present Tense: Excavating BraddockTeacher Anonymous Happy HourSchip-Schaip/ The Public HistorianThe Sweet By-and-ByIf These Walls Could TalkChesterwoodTED talkUnSETTLED, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, RevisitedIf These Things Could Talk:Object Stories Opening the Black Box: The Charge is TortureBody Of Work:
Excavating History at the International Museum of Surgical Science*SubCity Projects*/ The Fine Arts Building :Lorado Taft's Dream Museum: an Excavating History ProjectWith/Draw: harvesting our excess to create a visual feast
 Fingerprint by Fingerprint
Etymology of Trees and the Language of GriefSeedWalk and WeSeedWaldkunstVictory Garden For the New MillenniumARTISTIC OPERATIONS/ANATOMY THEATERExcavating History Projects 2008 and 2009 
HOME/WORK / HOUSE/WORK; A MEDITATION ON LABOR AT THE GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUMPedagogy:
The Excavating History Class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago UNSEEN/UNNOTICED/UNSPOKEN: DUPLICITY OF WORD AND IMAGEESTONIAN WINTERFRAGMENTSOBJECTS and PAINTINGS
Welcome to the website of artist, teacher and writer Rebecca Keller.

My work focuses on the intersection between art, audience, and the wider culture, negotiating the terrain between private meaning-making and public symbolism.

Much of my recent work falls under the umbrella title "Excavating History" : wide ranging, research driven projects investigate the idea of history as a category and engine for artmaking.

The artworks shown here include projects done in sites ranging 17th century anatomical theaters to white cube art museums, and engage topics from medicine to domestic labor, from steelmaking to teaching.




Click on "portfolios" above to see the projects. The site is easily navigable by clicking on images.