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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 »

The Art Institute of Chicago Addresses the Art of Pouring Guinness

The Art Institute of Chicago Addresses the Art of Pouring Guinness
The Monday morning after the Cubs home opener seems like an appropriate time to address the art of beer, in particular, the art of pouring a perfect Guinness. The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), who is offering $6 pints of Guinness in conjunction with their “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840″ exhibition, has put... 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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Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015

Chicago Museums Free Admission Days 2015
With admission rates as high as $31 a person at some Chicago museums, a family of four can easily spend $100 before lunch. Lucky for us, most all Chicago museums offer FREE DAYS. The museums may be a little more crowded but that’s a small price to pay for the money you’ll save. Below is... Read more »

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?

Giant Foot Sculpture At Oak Street Beach: What Are They Thinking or Unthinking?
A giant foot sculpture at Oak Street Beach–with accompanying text urging people to “Unthink Long Walks”– is creating quite a stir in Chicago. What are they thinking? Actually, they are NOT thinking, they are unthinking. If you are wondering what this is all about, you are not alone. That is the intent of the “Unthink”... Read more »

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago

Paris Street: Rainy Day Makes Big Impression at Art Institute of Chicago
One of the top ten most popular paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, Gustave Caillebotte’s “Paris Street; Rainy Day” (1877), will be unveiled to the public today after what can only be described as a metamorphosis. The large oil painting, which was removed from the walls of the AIC last October for what at... Read more »
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Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events

Chicago’s After Christmas Holiday Events
It’s not over until it’s over…the end of Chicago’s after Christmas events has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, Christkrindlmarket has closed and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a distant memory but the lights are still shinning bright throughout the town and the stores and windows are still dressed in their holiday best. If you were... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Hosts Major Exhibition on Eating in America

The Art Institute of Chicago is hosting a major exhibition exploring eating in America. The exhibit, Art
 and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, opens November 12 and runs through January 27, 2014 in the museum’s Regenstein Hall. Art and Appetite will showcase the many meanings and interpretations of food through over 100 paintings, sculptures,... Read more »

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity: A Must See at the Art Institute of Chicago

Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity: A Must See at the Art Institute of Chicago
“There are only two ways to be a Parisienne: by birth or by dress.” Run, don’t walk to to Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity opening June 26 at the Art Institute of Chicago–as it’s sure to be the hottest ticket in town. Four years in the making, the blockbuster exhibition took both Paris and New York... Read more »
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Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago

Rare Bronze Statue of Young Dionysos Comes to Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago announced today that they have received the gift of a long-term loan of the Statue of Young Dionysos.  The statue is one of the very few existing large-scale bronze sculptures from antiquity in North America. What makes this acquisition of special interest to Show Me Chicago is that Dionysos (son... Read more »
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