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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 »

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018

9 Amazing Chicago Art tours for fall 2018
The summer street festivals are long gone and the Oktoberfest celebrations are almost over but no worries, Art Design Chicago has teamed up with some of Chicago’s top cultural partners including Art Encounter, the Block Museum, Chicago History Museum, Diasporal Rhythms, Friends of Historic Second Church, and others to create a series of unique art tours that may even... Read more »

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular

The new Chicago Architecture Center is spectacular
A new space and a new name, the former Chicago Architectural Foundation (CAF) is now the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) and has moved to a new location Be ready to be wowed at the Chicago Architecture Center’s new digs at 111 East Wacker Drive. The 20,000-square-foot-center designed by the world-renowned Chicago-based architecture firm Adrian Smith... Read more »
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Chicago Museums: Top 5 must see exhibitions

JOHN SINGER SARGENT John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age will run at the Art Institute of Chicago from July 1 through September 30, 2018. The exhibition explores the art of American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)–the most sought-after portraitist of his generation-–with a focus on his numerous Chicago connections.  Using the lens of Sargent’s work, the exhibition explores the... Read more »

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018

Art Festival summer calendar of events for 2018
With 22 major art festivals throughout Chicagoland (and one in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 2018 promises a reason to get out and enjoy the summer season while viewing the exciting scope of original works from world-class artists along with the festival atmosphere. Daley Plaza Art Markets, Fridays, May 11, June 22, July 13, and August 10, 8 am. to... Read more »

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago celebrates 50 with a vibrant new look
“Johnston Marklee understands the strength of our Josef Paul Kleihues-designed building, and they carry a deep respect of history throughout their architectural practice.” Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago  Los Angeles-based architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee (JML) have completed a major redesign of select public spaces of the... Read more »
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Chicago Architecture Biennial: 10 things to love

Chicago Architecture Biennial: 10 things to love
It’s official the 2nd annual Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is now up and running. It opened to the public on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and continues through January 7, 2018. If you thought the 2015 CAB was good, you’re going to love 2017. But you better get started–there’s so much to see. Curated by Sharon... Read more »

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival poster contest ...and the winner is

From Turkey...
The  53rd Chicago International Film Festival, (CIFF) coming to Chicago October 12 through October 26, 2017 unveiled the winning poster for 2017 at a kick-off event Tuesday night at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The CIFF  brings an array of electrifying, challenging and entertaining feature, Indie and documentary films along with directors, actors and producers from around the... Read more »

OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August

OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August
Imagine looking up on your way to work and seeing horses marching across the Eiffel Tower or Palm Trees swaying in the breeze across Chicago’s iconic skyline. No, you didn’t over-do things last night. What you are seeing is real. It’s all part of Chicago’s latest Public Art initiative, OVERRIDE coming to city billboards August... Read more »
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza
The Chicago Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s large-scale civic sculpture in Daley Plaza–the first of its kind in America–turns 50 next week. When the sculpture was unveiled in 1967–it was done so with much controversy. Was it a work of art or a cruel joke? The work, for which the 85-year-old Picasso refused payment, calling it his gift... Read more »
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