Chicago, April 28, 2011. Artropolis®,
a celebration of arts, antiques and culture, returns to The Merchandise Mart, Friday, April
29 through Monday, May 2 with a special preview night on Thursday, April 28.
Now in its 31st year, Art Chicago, the renowned international fair of
contemporary and modern art, brings together the world's leading emerging and
established galleries. Art Chicago
offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey
of current and historic work - from cutting-edge to modern masters - in a wide variety of media including:
painting, photography, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and special
MERCHANDISE MART INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES FAIR
The 14th annual Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair features thousands of spectacular
pieces and more than 100 of the top national and international dealers. 8th Floor of The Mart.
More than an art fair, NEXT
is the critically acclaimed complement fair to Art Chicago, which debuted in
2008 at The Mart. NEXT is an invitational exhibition of emerging art includes
which features a showcase for the world's talents and an adventure in
cutting-edge culture. Located on the 7th Floor of The Mart.
New This Year:
SHEPARD FAIREY SPECIAL EXHIBITION at Art Chicago| NEXT.
Creator of the iconic and controversial Barack Obama HOPE campaign poster, contemporary artist Shepard Fairey and his Los Angeles based team will create a special project space in partnership with exhibitor Robert Berman Gallery. 1st and 12th floors of The Mart.
As part of the city-wide celebration of arts and culture, Artropolis 2011 will once again showcase a wide variety of large-scale sculptures displayed in the exterior and interior public spaces of The Merchandise Mart. beginning April 2nd.
The 2011 exhibition is set to have 24 sculpture installations. The Sculpture Projects exhibition features notable works by local Chicago and regional sculptors including Terry Karpowicz, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Barry Tinsley and Bob Emser, among others.
More than 16 sculptures will adorn the Orleans Avenue Drive, including Orleans and Wacker. Approximately eight sculptures will be located along the South Drive of The Mart.
Friday, April 29: 11am - 7pm
Saturday, April 30: 11am - 7pm
May 1: 11am - 6pm
Monday, May 2: 11am - 4pm. (11am to 3pm., antiques fair).
Tickets allow entry into Art Chicago, NEXT and the Merchandise Mart
International Antiques Fair.
Adults: $20 daily or $25 multi-day pass
Seniors, Students or Groups: $15 multi-day pass
Children 12 and under are free.
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