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Events

The Time Is Now to Learn to Paint!

Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00 PM

Julian Randall - "Refuse" - Tara Betts

Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 PM

Jan Jacobi - "Young Lincoln" - Steve Chapman

Saturday, September 22, 2018
3:00 PM

Trudi Trueit - "Explorer Academy" - Zoltan Takacs

Sunday, September 23, 2018
3:00 PM

John Fea - "Believe Me"

Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 PM

Performance Program Open House

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
12:00 PM

Scott G. Bruce - "The Penguin Book of Hell"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:00 PM

Exhibitions

The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960–1980

Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018

Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip

Friday, September 14, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

Anna Daučíková & Assaf Evron: FOR

Monday, June 11, 2018 to Sunday, September 16, 2018

Exhibition: War, Trauma, Memory

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 to Sunday, December 16, 2018

Emmanuel Pratt: Radical [Re]Constructions

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Around Chicago

75 exciting openings in Chicago in September

Learn about the Wall of Respect, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, AfriCOBRA and the various artists that made an impact on Chicago's art scene during the ‘60s and ‘70s at the Smart Museum.

Chicago’s art history, revised

The Art Newspaper
August 28, 2018

The Chicago Architecture Foundation has a new name and a new home.

The oversized skyscraper models in the window, one of them 38 feet tall, are the undisputed stars of the show, but they’re not the only reason to visit the Chicago Architecture Center, the engaging new home of the organization previously known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

Culture Lab Detroit announces 2018 line-up, featuring Peter Weller

Yesomi Umolu, artistic director of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and exhibitions curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, is a moderator for Culture Lab Detroit this year.

Expo Chicago Announces 2018 Dialogues Program, Including Symposium on Art and Design

Expo Chicago has detailed its 2018 “/Dialogues” talks program, which will be held throughout the fair’s run, from September 27 to 30.

Historic Mecca Flats apartment building unearthed in Chicago

The Mecca Flats was built in 1892 and was expected to house visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. The vibrancy of the building inspired musician Jimmy Blythe to write “Mecca Flats Blues” (1924) and, later on, Gwendolyn Brooks to write “In the Mecca,” (1968).

Abstraction, explained

“Out of Easy Reach,” guest curated by Allison M. Glenn, seems determined to eschew singularity. Rather than one location, there are three: the DePaul Art Museum in Lincoln Park, Gallery 400 in the West Loop and Stony Island Arts Bank in Greater Grand Crossing.

Respect, and $21 million, for a portrait of black Chicago

The deeper meaning of Marshall’s rise to art star is that he succeeded in his goal of giving black art and the black experience celebrated stature. African-American art deserves respect and appreciation. Kerry James Marshall has both.

Art Exhibit Celebrating Johnson Publishing Company to Open in Chicago This Summer

Theaster Gates, who founded the Rebuild Foundation, an organization that promotes Black art and artists while promoting community development, will launch A Johnson Publishing Story. The exhibit, part of Art Design Chicago’s yearlong celebration of the city’s art and design history, will look at the role the company has played in defining Black culture for global audiences in the 20th century.

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