Posts in category "Art."

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival poster contest ...and the winner is

From Turkey...
The  53rd Chicago International Film Festival, (CIFF) coming to Chicago October 12 through October 26, 2017 unveiled the winning poster for 2017 at a kick-off event Tuesday night at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. The CIFF  brings an array of electrifying, challenging and entertaining feature, Indie and documentary films along with directors, actors and producers from around the... Read more »

OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August

OVERRIDE: A Billboard Project coming to Chicago this August
Imagine looking up on your way to work and seeing horses marching across the Eiffel Tower or Palm Trees swaying in the breeze across Chicago’s iconic skyline. No, you didn’t over-do things last night. What you are seeing is real. It’s all part of Chicago’s latest Public Art initiative, OVERRIDE coming to city billboards August... Read more »

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Picasso sculpture at a restaging event of the 1967 unveiling at Daley Plaza
The Chicago Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s large-scale civic sculpture in Daley Plaza–the first of its kind in America–turns 50 next week. When the sculpture was unveiled in 1967–it was done so with much controversy. Was it a work of art or a cruel joke? The work, for which the 85-year-old Picasso refused payment, calling it his gift... Read more »
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Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more

Summer in Chicago: Floating Museum on Chicago's waterways showcases art, music and more
A new pop up installation, River Assembly, featuring a mobile art gallery, music and special programming is coming to a waterway near you. The project, part of the Floating Museum, a collaborative arts organization that creates temporary, site-responsive installations throughout Chicago will be showcasing this new exhibit throughout the month of August. “The Floating Museum... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »