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CURRENT EXHIBITS [55]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Patrick Killoran: Immergence

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
October 29th, 2010 - January 1st
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On extended loan from the artist. On extended loan from the artist. A vending machine mysteriously conceals the main entrance to the Hyde Park Art Center’s School and Studio. The repurposed vending machine will be fitted into an existing doorway. Inquisitive visitors to the School and Studios will be surprised when they pass through an innocuous utility door only to emerge from inside the no...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Kay Rosen: Kay Rosen: Don't Look Back

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
April 15th, 2011 - April 15th
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A site-specific wall painting that rewards those who explore the Art Center’s architecture. Mythology buffs, lovers, and all casual explorers of the art center will enjoy this site-specific, temporary wall painting by Kay Rosen. Rosen is well-known for her conceptually-charged text work that most often deals with the mechanics of language. Located along the building’s clandestine south stairw...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Watie White: THE CHICAGO PROJECT

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
March 18th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012
added over 2 years ago

The Chicago Project by Omaha, Nebraska-based artist, Watie White, transforms traditional linoleum prints into near billboard-sized vinyl images. As a result, each bold line and cross-hatch the artist used to construct the image is vividly communicated, revealing White’s signature style, which blends gestures of painting, printmaking, and drawing with text to create new visual content. The artworks in the se...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Ani Afshar: Ani Afshar: Woven Gardens, Shredded Shadows

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
May 20th, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012
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Intricate hand-woven wall hangings and new tulle veil constructions by Turkish artist Ani Afshar return to the Art Center this spring.  Woven Gardens, Shredded Shadows will reveal a selection of acclaimed landscape tapestries Afshar produced in the 1990s and debut artworks and installations created by Afshar since her return to weaving in 2007, which are being shown publicly for the first time. Guest...   [more]

Opening: June 3rd, 2012   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Ground Floor

Hyde Park Art Center    south side
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520
http://www.hydeparkart.org/
August 19th, 2012 - November 11th, 2012
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Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the artists selected for inclusion in the 2012 Ground Floor exhibition. The exhibition, which opens August 19, introduces Chicago to new talent to watch, spotlighting the most promising artists who have recently emerged from Chicago’s top level MFA programs. The Art Center will host a free public reception for these talented up-and-coming artists on Sunday...   [more]

Opening: September 23rd, 2012   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Theo Leffmann: Theo Leffmann: Weaving a Life into Art

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
May 4th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012
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The fiber art of Chicago artist Theo Leffmann evokes the ancient and the exotic, echoing pre-Columbian and non-Western processes and forms with a distinct personal vision. Leffmann’s 40-year-career coincided with a revolution in textile art in the mid-20th century, as divisions between “high art,” such as painting and sculpture, and craft diminished. This display of Leffmann's colorful, richly textured,...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd The Immortal Art Project

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
May 10th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012
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Northwestern students, faculty, and staff contributed their thumbprints on paper in response to the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman whose cells, taken without her knowledge, were used in groundbreaking medical research. This exhibition displays the scroll of the colorful thumbprints, along with other objects from the One Book One Northwestern project, which engaged members...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Ed Paschke, Mary Cassatt, iovanni Benedetto Castiglione: Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art    suburbs
Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
847-491-4000
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
May 11th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012
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The permanent collection is the great pride of the Block Museum and an invaluable resource at Northwestern University. Focused on culturally significant and technologically innovative works on paper, the collection gives the Block distinction amongst the many cultural institutions in the Chicago area and the Midwest. Art on Paper: Prints, Drawing, and Photographs from the Block Museum is the most comp...   [more]

Opening: May 11th, 2012   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Martin Creed: MARTIN CREED Plays Chicago

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
January 10th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
added almost 3 years ago

British-born, Scotland-raised artist Martin Creed (b. 1968, Wakefield, UK) once set runners off in a jog around an exhibition; he inserted nails at different distances from the wall to create a tiny installation about scale but also created a 15-foot tall neon sign that spelled out the phrase “small things.” His 2001 Turner Prize-winning installation at the Tate Britain, Work No. 227, turned the light...   [more]

Opening: January 10th, 2012   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Christopher Wool, Richard Prince, Sterling Ruby, Robert Rauschenberg: PHANTOM LIMB: APPROACHES TO PAINTING TODAY

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
May 5th, 2012 - October 21st, 2012
added over 2 years ago

Despite the periodic ringing of the death knell for painting, this genre of art-making is alive and well. The ambivalence toward the ‘artist’s hand’ inspired the title of this exhibition, which brings together a wide cross-section of painterly activity by artists who are defining the terms by which we understand this tradition today. Drawn primarily from the MCA Collection, the exhibition shows that a ske...   [more]

Opening: May 5th, 2012   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Cauleen Smity: Cauleen Smith: A Star Is a Seed

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
May 12th, 2012 - September 16th, 2012
added over 2 years ago

In an ongoing body of work stemming from her 2010 residency at threewalls in Chicago and 2011 residency at the University of Chicago, experimental filmmaker Cauleen Smith examines how music can be used to transform urban settings. For MCA Screen, Smith debuts a dual-screen projection inspired by Sun Ra and her research in Chicago. Smith also presents a constellation of video portraits of the last...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Mark Rothko, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Stankiewicz, Esteban Vicente: MCA DNA: New York School

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
June 9th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
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Part of an ongoing series featuring works that constitute the building blocks of the MCA Collection, MCA DNA: New York School showcases important paintings and sculptures from the heroic American genre of Abstract Expressionism. The group of artists characterized as the “New York School” broke away from traditional painting conventions in both subject matter and technique. The artwork on view by...   [more]

Opening: June 2nd, 2012   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Isamu Noguchi: MCA DNA: New York School

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
June 9th, 2012 - September 9th, 2012
added over 2 years ago

MCA DNA: New York School showcases works from the MCA’s collection of the New York School, which focuses on painting and sculpture from the post-World War II period of the late 1940s and 50s. The New York School features the MCAs compelling collection of works by important artists of the period, such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, and others.  Masterful paintings by Franz Kline wi...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
June 30th, 2012 - September 23rd, 2012
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Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity examines contemporary works of art that take as their subject the form, technology, myth, message, and image of that iconic building structure, the skyscraper. While the exhibition has particular relevance to Chicago, the city that is widely known as the birthplace of this architectural type, artists throughout the world—in addition to authors, fil...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Heidi Norton: BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Heidi Norton

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)    michigan ave/downtown
220 East Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
312.280.2660
http://www.mcachicago.org/
August 7th, 2012 - October 23rd, 2012
added over 2 years ago

Heidi Norton captures elements in flux, often using living plants or remnants of her own artworks to create new compositions. Building up sculptures on large sheets of glass, Norton embeds common houseplants in layers of resin, paint, or colored wax. Suspended within the sculpture, the uprooted plants eventually wilt and die, their color shifting in the process. In contrast, Norton’s photographs dep...   [more]

Opening: August 7th, 2012   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Group Show: I Feel Your Pain

Museum of Contemporary Photography    michigan ave/downtown
Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
312-663-5554
http://www.mocp.org
July 13th, 2012 - September 30th, 2012
added over 2 years ago

I Feel Your Pain, Liz Magic Laser,A Performa Commission, Produced by Performa.Performance and single-channel video, 6 min excerpted from 80 min, 2011.LINK TO PERFORMA 11 For Performa 11, Liz Magic Laser presented a new mixed-media performance,I Feel Your Pain, that restages America’s recent political contests as romantic drama. Drawing on a variety of agitprop theater tactics, particularly the Rus...   [more]

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



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