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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Beauty and the Book: 19th- and Early 20th-Century Folios on the Decorative Arts

The Art Institute of Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu
February 28th, 2012 - May 7th, 2012 - closing today
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Among the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries’ holdings is a group of 19th- and early 20th-century folio volumes on the decorative arts. These exquisite, large-format books comprise a range of cultural and historical styles of ornamentation and design, lavishly illustrated through both the written word and vividly rendered images. Various forms of decorative art are depicted in these volumes—the illustrations em...   [more]

Opening: February 28th, 2012   10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama

DuSable Museum of African American History    south side
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org
January 16th, 2012 - May 9th, 2012 - closing today
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Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama dissects the milestone historic and momentous occasion in American history- the election of an African American man as commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth. The Journey of Hope will bring to broad audiences a collection of power quilts from a wide range of quilting styles. Art quilts, folk art quilts and traditio...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: CIRCA,1970

Heaven Gallery    north side
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd floor, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60622
http://heavengallery.com
May 11th, 2012 - May 11th, 2012 - closing today
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CIRCA, 1970 "If ever asked: What decade in art history inspires you most? There would be no hesitation; the 1970’s." heaven gallery The decade expressed a sense of vitality and possibility, shifts in critical thinking and diverse approaches altered our understanding of art. Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) and Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field (1977) introduced earth art. Mediums like video an...   [more]

Opening: May 11th, 2012   7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Jacqueline Hendrickson: Spring Fellowship Exhibition: WIWWIW

DOVA Temporary    south side
5228 S. Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
773.324.2089
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/dovatem...
April 13th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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WIWWIW is an acronym that does not specify what is desired; an unanswerable cry. The new sculptural works by Hendrickson are inspired by the small bodies found in manga porn, factory farms, and child beauty pageants. Hendrickson received her MFA from the University of Chicago where she is currently a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Visual Arts. Her studio, a refurbished centenarian barn, is loca...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Hebru Brantley: Trapped in What I Made Believe

Kasia Kay Art Projects gallery    west loop/west town
215 N. Aberdeen St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312- 944-0408
http://www.kasiakaygallery.com
April 12th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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kasia kay art projects is pleased to announce the gallery's first solo exhibition by Hebru Brantley, "Trapped in What I Made Believe". Working in two and three dimensions with paint and found objects, the Bronzeville-native explores personal and cultural memory. Taking themes from his 1980's upbringing, Brantley uses a creative process akin to free-form journaling. His work delves into political...   [more]

Opening: April 13th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Alejandro Acierto: with time

Marwen    river north/near north side
833 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60610
312.944.2418 x206
http://www.marwen.org
April 10th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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Marwen presents with time, the first solo show by alumnus Alejandro Acierto. with time showcases a collection of intersecting works that use time-based media or play with notions of time to explore themes of space, location, and identity. Through a complex series of conceptual relationships, material connections, experiments, and studies, these works contemplate various iterations of sound art and in...   [more]

Opening: April 20th, 2012   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Kerry James Marshall: Black Night Falling: Black holes and constellations

moniquemeloche gallery    west loop/west town
2154 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
773.252.0299
http://www.moniquemeloche.com
February 4th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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For our very special on the wall project by Kerry James Marshall, the artist has been secretly working in his studio to make a site-specific work for our 10 x 25 foot wall visible 24/7 through our Division Street windows. Marshall simply states "come see it" -- need we say more? After a self-imposed 2-year hiatus, Kerry James Marshall has re-emerged at moniquemeloche. His "on the wall" installation ti...   [more]

Opening: February 4th, 2012   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Carrie Schneider: Burning House

moniquemeloche gallery    west loop/west town
2154 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60622
773.252.0299
http://www.moniquemeloche.com
March 31st, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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For her second solo exhibition at moniquemeloche, Carrie Schneider will debut Burning House, a series of fifteen large-scale color photographs each representing a house engulfed in flames. Exploring entropy, endurance, and the photograph–as–residue of a performance or process, Burning House describes something impossible yet deeply psychological –– the house is never destroyed. Through blizzards,...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Stages, Sights & Sounds: DynamO Théâtre, Mur-Mur

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
May 6th, 2012 - May 12th, 2012 - closing today
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Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival in association with MCA Stage Making their debut in Chicago’s favorite perennial festival of theater for families, Montreal’s DynamO Théâtre unfurls their internationally-renowned acrobatic theater with Mur-Mur. A wall, with its graffiti and secrets, alternates as a playground and refuge for five young characters—two teenage couples and a pesky younger br...   [more]

Opening: May 6th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Alison Ruttan: Natural Disaster

ADDS DONNA    other (outside main areas)
4223 W. Lake St #422
Chicago, IL 60624
312.912.9601
http://addsdonna.com
April 15th, 2012 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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ALISON RUTTAN Natural Disaster April 15 2012 to May 12 2012 ADDS DONNA is proud to present Natural Disaster, an exhibition of new work by Alison Ruttan. Stemming from her larger ongoing project “A Bad Idea Seems Good Again,” Natural Disaster will be the first exhibitio...n of the ceramic sculpture Ruttan has been working on for the past two years. Utilizing the inherent properties of the ceramic...   [more]

Opening: April 15th, 2012   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd George Inness: Jerusalem Saved! Inness and the Spiritual Landscape

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    other (outside main areas)
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(217) 333-1861
http://www.kam.uiuc.edu
August 26th, 2011 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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n 1880, a collapsing roof damaged a monumental painting entitled The New Jerusalem by American painter George Inness. The artist recovered the mutilated masterpiece from the rubble and cut its remnants into separate paintings that now belong to different museums. Today, Krannert Art Museum exhibits its fragment, Evening Landscape, reunited with two counterparts from the Walters Art Museum in Baltim...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd School of Art + Design Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    other (outside main areas)
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(217) 333-1861
http://www.kam.uiuc.edu
May 5th, 2012 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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In this annual exhibition, BFA graduates present a range of art and design studio practices that illustrate new and established technologies in material and virtual realms. The exhibition gives public form to an undergraduate curriculum committed to the arts as both a distinct and necessary approach to understanding, as well as an expression of diverse human experiences.   [more]

Opening: May 5th, 2012   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Jade Walker, Andrew Holmquist, David Brandon Geeting: Temporal Figuration

LVL3 Gallery    north side
1542 Milwaukee Ave. #3
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 469-0333
http://www.lvl3gallery.com
April 14th, 2012 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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Temporal Figuration explores the loose and playful use of figural elements in each of the artists’ work.  David Brandon Geeting employs commonplace techniques to explore visual possibilities in the seemingly banal, giving his inanimate subjects a human feeling.  Andrew Holmquist combines abstraction with fragments of figural representation to depict elements, both tangible and impalpable, of the huma...   [more]

Opening: April 14th, 2012   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Fabric of a New Nation: American Needlework and Textiles, 1776–1840

The Art Institute of Chicago    michigan ave/downtown
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
312-443-3600
http://www.artic.edu
December 16th, 2011 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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Featuring over 45 bedcovers, coverlets, needlework, printed handkerchiefs, and other household textiles from the permanent collection of the Department of Textiles, this exhibition explores the evolution of an American textile tradition as home creation, cottage industry, and commercial production developed between the years 1776 and 1840. While some needlework and textiles during this period were bo...   [more]

Opening: December 16th, 2011   10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Michael O'Briant: Presence of Nature

Thomas Masters Gallery    river north/near north side
245 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
312-440-2322
http://www.thomasmastersgallery.com
April 13th, 2012 - May 13th, 2012 - closing today
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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Morgan Sims, Jason Lazarus: Circa, 1970

Heaven Gallery    north side
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave. 2nd floor, Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 60622
http://heavengallery.com
May 11th, 2012 - May 16th, 2012 - closing today
added almost 2 years ago

"If ever asked: What decade in art history inspires you most? There would be no hesitation; the 1970’s." heaven gallery The decade expressed a sense of vitality and possibility, shifts in critical thinking and diverse approaches altered our understanding of art. Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty(1970) and Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field (1977) introduced 'earth art'. Mediums like video and performance...   [more]



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