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Paul Cezanne blockbuster retrospective comes to the Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Cezanne  blockbuster retrospective comes to the Art Institute of Chicago
It’s hard to believe that it has been 70 years since the Art Institute of Chicago has put together a major expedition of Paul Cezanne’s work. One of the most important artist in art history, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundation for the transition from popular... Read more »

Objects in Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago

Objects in Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago
A new exhibit challenges our spatial expectations Designer Jonathan Muecke (American, born 1983) challenges and redefines relationships between form and functionality, spatial perception and materiality in a new exhibit, Objects of Sculpture, opening May 26 (through October 10, 2022) at the Art Institute of Chicago.###########################Does color have shape? What is the texture of scale? Is... Read more »

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates

Chicago Museums announce reopening dates
Earlier this week Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Chicago could move to Tier 2 coronavirus mitigations. This means, among other things, that Chicago Museums can re-open (with regulations) to the public. After being dark for over two months, this is a bright light in a dark year. The opening dates are staggered with some museums... Read more »
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Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look

Sign of the times: The Art Institute lions get a new look
A sign of the times The Art Institute of Chicago’s iconic lions who have been known to don wreaths during the holiday season and Chicago Bears helmets during the kick off to the pro football season are getting a new look. Following local protocol,“Chicago Together! Make a Mask, Give a Mask, Wear a Mask,” the... Read more »

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago

Tour of acclaimed Obama portraits coming to Chicago
The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has just announced that a five-city tour of the portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald will be making its first stop in Chicago. The historic portraits, commissioned by President Obama before his departure from office, mark the first time that African American artists have... Read more »

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020
Even with museum prices often out of reach for many families and individuals there is no reason to stay away–you just need to plan ahead. Literally every one of Chicago (and the area’s) world-class museums offer special deals along with free general admission on certain days each year (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof... Read more »
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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 »
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