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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more

Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more
A new pop up installation, River Assembly, featuring a mobile art gallery, music and special programming is coming to a waterway near you. The project, part of the Floating Museum, a collaborative arts organization that creates temporary, site-responsive installations throughout Chicago will be showcasing this new exhibit throughout the month of August. “The Floating Museum... Read more »

Public Art Chicago Riverwalk: A giant deer & more

Public Art Chicago Riverwalk: A giant deer & more
Large Scale Art by Tony Tasset, Scott Reeder, Candida Alvarez and Other Chicago Artists comes to the Riverwalk this summer  A giant 12-foot high 20-foot long white-tailed deer on Chicago’s Riverwalk between Franklin and  Lake was causing many visitors, both on land and water, to do a double-take yesterday. The lifelike Deer sculpture is the... Read more »

Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West

Murakami show at the MCA: East meets West
A larger-than-life exhibition: Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg OPENS today, June 6th and runs through September 24, 2017 at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art before traveling to the Vancouver Art Gallery in Winter 2018 and to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Summer 2018. Blurirng the boundaries between East and... Read more »
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Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know

Merce Cunningham at the MCA: a 20th century icon you should know
Who is Merce Cunningham? If you don’t know, you aren’t alone. But after viewing the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) retrospective exhibition, Merce Cunningham: Common Time, you’ll walk away with full knowledge and respect for this 20th icon who almost single-handedly set the world of dance spinning–transforming its nature and status–making him one of the most... Read more »
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