Category: Art.

Show Me Chicago’s self-guided tour of outdoor public art in the Loop and nearby

Show Me Chicago’s self-guided tour of outdoor public art in the Loop and nearby
If you live in Chicago, you probably know about “Cloud Gate” (aka, The Bean), “The Picasso” and the twin Lions that stand guard in front of the Art Institute of Chicago but you may have missed some of the city’s other wonderful public art installations. Since most stores and cultural institutions are currently closed and... Read more »

Duro Olowu: Sees Chicago through an international lens at the MCA

Duro Olowu: Sees Chicago through an international lens at the MCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) has just unveiled a very special exhibition, “Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago,” curated by the internationally acclaimed Nigerian-born British designer Duro Olowu. Olowu is best known for his award-winning womenswear label but that is only the tip of the iceberg to his numerous endeavors. I was curious when I heard Olowu... Read more »

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has just announced that a five-city tour of the portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will be making its first stop in Chicago. The historic portraits, commissioned by President Obama before his departure from office, mark the first time that African American artists have... Read more »
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Mika Rottenberg's 'Easypieces' at the MCA transcends imagination

Mika Rottenberg's  'Easypieces' at the MCA transcends imagination
Can something be disgusting and seductive at the same time? That is how artist Mika Rottenberg describes her art which is currently featured in a solo exhibition “Easypieces” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The video heavy exhibition showcases a series of Rottenberg’s strange yet alluring films filled with sounds such as rustling paper, the crackle of frying food,... Read more »

EXPO Chicago 2019: an overview

EXPO Chicago 2019: an overview
Entering its eighth year, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art hosts more than 135 leading international exhibitors EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art is considered by many to be the opening of the fall art season. Hosted within Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, EXPO CHICAGO’s eighth edition is... Read more »

The American Craft Exposition showcases outstanding works of art at Chicago Botanic Garden

The American Craft Exposition showcases outstanding works of art at Chicago Botanic Garden
The 35th Annual American Craft Exposition (ACE), a juried exhibition and sale of fine craft at Chicago Botanic Garden, features a variety of art including paintings, metal work, wood working, jewelry, ceramics, fiber art and more. The show kicked off on a beautiful evening last Thursday with a gala preview party benefiting the North Shore University Health System.... Read more »
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Chicago Architecture Biennial: Let the conversation begin

Chicago Architecture Biennial: Let the conversation begin
If you have attended the last two Chicago Architecture Biennial’s (CAB) you may be a little surprised when you visit “…and other such stories,” the city’s third edition of its biennial. The promise of this year’s biennial is to explore how architecture shapes our communities, cities and environment through a lens to our past in order to... Read more »

Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA

Virgil Abloh "Figures of Speech" is a must see exhibition at the MCA
When it comes to art, are you a tourist or a purist? A purist is a person who insists on following traditional rules. A tourist is open to change and new ideas. Virgil Abloh, whose groundbreaking exhibition opens today at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), sees himself as both a “tourist” or enthusiastic novice, and... Read more »

Manet and Modern Beauty exhibition opens at the Art Institute of Chicago

Manet and Modern Beauty exhibition opens at the Art Institute of Chicago
This summer art lovers will be able to bask in a very special exhibition, “Manet and Modern Beauty” at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, the first Art Institute exhibition devoted exclusively to Édouard Manet in over 50 years focuses on the transformation of the artist’s style in his later years–bringing together an impressive array... Read more »
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Hairy Who at the Art Institute of Chicago

Hairy Who at the Art Institute of Chicago
Trendsetters in the 1960’s the Hairy Who return in a 50 year anniversary celebration of their groundbreaking work Hairy Who? An engrossing exhibition now running at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) through January 6, 2019, looks back 50 years at the work of six young–at the time–Chicago based artists. The boldly unconventional artists known as... Read more »