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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 »

At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago

At the Movies With Show Me Chicago: Memorable Chicago Scenes from Films Shot in Chicago
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds–not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.” Francois Truffaut In honor of the... Read more »

The Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Controversial Armory Show

The Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Controversial Armory Show
It’s hard to imagine the works of Henri Matisse being called “the most hideous monstrosities ever perpetrated on long suffering art” as one art critic suggested in a 1913 review of the Armory Show.  Equally surprising was the outrage expressed in the 1913 Chicago Tribune’s biting editorial suggesting “The nudes (in the Armory show) pervert... Read more »
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Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.

Art Institute of Chicago Offers New Free Tour App: Navigate the Museum With Ease.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Art Institute of Chicago has just announced the launch of an “indoor GPS” app.  The Art Institute is the first art museum in the world to offer this comprehensive device that helps visitors navigate their way through over 50 of the museum’s collections.  The easy to use, educational and... Read more »

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Gives Visitors a Look Inside Picasso.
CHICAGO, Friday, February 15, 2013. So you think you know Picasso…not so fast.  You may want to think again. The new exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, which opens to the general public February 20, 2013 (through May 12, 2013) at the Art Institute of Chicago paints a complete picture of Picasso, the man, and Picasso, the... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Days and New Fees: Art Institute of Chicago Announces New Fee Structure for 2013.

Chicago Museum Free Days and New Fees: Art Institute of Chicago Announces New Fee Structure for 2013.
CHICAGO, Thursday, January 17, 2013. With rates scheduled to go up at both the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry in February, it may be time to check out the new rates and the “free days”. Yesterday the Art Institute of Chicago announced what they call their “new fee structure”.... Read more »
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Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Major Exhibition to Showcase Over 250 Works of Picasso.

Picasso and Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago: Major Exhibition to Showcase Over 250 Works of Picasso.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  For the first time in almost 30 years, a major Picasso exhibition will grace the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, will open February 20, 2013 in the Museum’s Regenstein Hall. Over 250 of the finest examples of the Art Institute’s extraordinary collection of... Read more »
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