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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 »

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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Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017

Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017
Art is alive and well in Chicago with a host of art and creative events on tap for 2017–the year Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have declared  the “Year of Public Art.” In addition, to the outstanding exhibitions at our museums, we can look forward to some blockbuster... Read more »

MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum

MCA announces exciting new design concept for Museum
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, has announced the names of the creative team that will reimagine many of the MCA’s public spaces as part of an architectural redesign of the building.  The redesign will stay inside the original 12,000 square-foot footprint of the building in order to create public... Read more »

Diana Thater exhibition at the MCA explores the natural world

An immersive video installation, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination, that opened Saturday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) creates a whole new lens through which to observe the natural world. For the past 25 years, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater has traveled the world in order to depict a range of natural phenomena–some joyful... Read more »
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Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do for this weekend and Halloween

1. Chicago Cubs in the World Series The 7-game series for 2016’s best team in major league baseball moves to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Friday, October 28, Game Four on Saturday, October 29 and Game Five on Sunday, October 30. Hopefully, Sunday will bring Chicago’s 108 wait for the title home. If not,... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do this weekend

The first weekend of fall serves up a potpourri of food and art events with two of Chicago’s biggest events, EXPO CHICAGO and Chicago Gourmet, teaming up for an art-filled weekend. 1. Expo Chicago Over 3,000 artists represented by 145 international galleries, 22 countries and 53 cities are in town this week for the fifth... Read more »

Chicago Fall Arts Calendar of Exhibitions and Events for 2016

Chicago Fall Arts Calendar of Exhibitions and Events for 2016
EXPO ART WEEK ushers in Chicago’s Fall Art Season kicking off with tonight’s citywide gallery walks and EXPO CHICAGO. Here are Exhibition and Event Highlights for the Fall Season The Arts Club of Chicago | The Arts Club of Chicago at 100 celebrating the centennial anniversary and featuring highlights from the permanent collection and special... Read more »
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EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events

EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events
EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art, returns to Chicago this September for its fifth year offering a weeklong calendar of exciting events under the umbrella of EXPO ART WEEK. The week runs from September 19th through September 25th aligning with the annual EXPO art exposition at Navy Pier, September 22nd through... Read more »