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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 »

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 »

John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties

John Singer Sargent exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago showcases Chicago ties
When we think of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), most us picture his exquisite portraits memorializing the rich and powerful–from upper-class families and society matrons to President Theodore Roosevelt. Known as the leading portrait painter of his time, Sargent created nearly 900 oil paintings, mostly portraits. But there is a lot more to the artist than these portraits. The current... 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 »

AIC showcases the works of "master of the macabre" Ivan Albright

AIC showcases the works of "master of the macabre" Ivan Albright
 ”There are few paintings as alarming as those of Albright.’They upset with one blow the ramparts of our tastes, our affectivity, our aversions.”      French painter Jean Dubuffet The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is showcasing the works of Ivan Albright (1897-1983) on the 100th year anniversary of Albright’s premier at the Art Institute. The exhibition “Ivan Albright: Flesh”... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top stories from 2017

Typically at this time of the year we look back before we leap ahead. You’ll see the big stories from 2017 everywhere but you may want to look back at some smaller Chicago stories that we covered on Show Me Chicago and see what they mean for the future or just to remember. Hollywood in... Read more »
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Gauguin Artist as Alchemist at the AIC: If you think you know Gauguin think again

Gauguin Artist as Alchemist at the AIC: If you think you know Gauguin think again
“It’s precisely an endless kind of art that I’m interested in, rich in all sorts of techniques, suitable for translating all the emotions of nature and humanity.” —Paul Gauguin, 1903 If when you think of Paul Gaugiun, you think of paintings of bare-breasted native women in idyllic Tahitian settings (like the painting above) you wouldn’t... Read more »

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms get a closer look at Chicago's Art Institute exhibition

Van Gogh’s Bedrooms get a closer look at Chicago's Art Institute exhibition
The fascination with Vincent van Gogh’s paintings of his Arles bedroom continues nearly a century and a half after their creation with the Art Institute of Chicago’s mounting of a major exhibition titled, “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” which opens, appropriately, on Valentine’s Day. The exhibition is the first ever dedicated to the Bedroom paintings. For the... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago names new president

Art Institute of Chicago names new president
Robert M. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago has named James Rondeau the new President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. Rondeau will succeed Douglas Druick, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service at the Art Institute. After an extensive international search, the... Read more »
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Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series

Caitlyn Jenner to headline at Chicago House Speaker Series
Olympian and recent winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Caitlyn Jenner will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon in November. For the past 30 years, Chicago House, located in Chicago’s Edgewater community, has served as the Midwest’s oldest provider of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS... Read more »