Posts in category "Art."

Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek

Pop Art Design Exhibition at the MCA: A sneak peek
The Pop Art Design exhibition which opens tomorrow (Saturday, December 19) at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) showcases the work of many of the most important artists from the pop art period including Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, Charles Eames, George Nelson and others. Here’s a sneak peek. The Jones Chair The perfect... Read more »

Expo Chicago: a showcase for whats hot in contemporary art

Expo Chicago: a showcase for whats hot in contemporary art
Expo Chicago 2015, the modern art show featuring 140 of the world’s leading international galleries returned to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for its fourth edition last night amid all the glitter and glamour that Chicago could conjure up. Opening night festivities included the Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MCA) Vernissage, or ‘varnishing day,’ the French term for... Read more »

Statue Stories Chicago: Public Art Exhibition Speaks Volumes

 Statue Stories Chicago: Public Art Exhibition Speaks Volumes
Chicago’s newest public art exhibition, Statue Stories, is sure to have everyone talking. The year-long city-wide arts project, unveiled today, not only calls attention to our city’s impressive statues and sculptures but it gives them a voice. From the giant Picasso and Abraham Lincoln to the Art Institute’s lions, the Tin Man and even a... Read more »
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Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard

Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard
Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.  The day, originated by Chicago Shakespeare in 2009, celebrates the Bard by what could be referred to as Shakespeak–a chance to throw a few “thee-s” and “thou-s” into your speech in observation of the annual holiday. Nearly four centuries after his death in 1616, Shakespeare is a name that is... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago has received one of the largest gifts in its history–an impressive trove of artworks from the collection of retired plastics engineer and philanthropist Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson. Edlis, age 89 and a veteran of WW II, has called Chicago home since the age of 25. The donation,... Read more »

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
Ten years in the making, the new exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the steps of the Art Institute with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes local and Irish dignitaries and bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day (details at the bottom of this post). The major exhibition, the first of... Read more »
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Who is Doris Salcedo?

Who is Doris Salcedo?
Who is Doris Salcedo and why should we care? Doris Salcedo is one of today’s most influential but least known artists. The first-ever retrospective of her work opened Saturday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and continues through May 24, 2015. The show, containing pieces from all of Salcedo’s major bodies of work spanning... Read more »

David Bowie Is Breaks All-Time Attendance Record at MCA

David Bowie Is Breaks All-Time Attendance Record at MCA
David Bowie Is has broken the all-time attendance record for an exhibition in the 47-year history of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). More than 193,000 people visited the Bowie exhibition during its 15-week run at the MCA from September 23, 2014 through January 4, 2015 with many days sold-out. Although some questioned if the... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is holding a giant “Open House” this weekend (October 18 and 19) showcasing more than 150 of the city’s greatest spaces and places from 18 neighborhoods. Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free public event that gives participants an opportunity to visit a diverse selection of Chicago’s public buildings, factories, historic... Read more »
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Fall Festivals Chicago 2014

Fall Festivals Chicago 2014
There’s a certain chill in the air, the sky is bright and the leaves are a riot of color. It’s fall in Chicago—a favorite time for many. Here is a list of some of the top outdoor events for fall (Halloween events will be in an upcoming post). Click here for Fall 2015 calendar. September... Read more »