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CURRENT EXHIBITS [140]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Adam Brooks, Mathew Wilson: Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/
August 17th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013
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The newest exhibit to open at the Chicago Cultural Center this month is Industry of the Ordinary: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, but it will be anything but. Opening on August 17, the exhibit will focus on the work of artists Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson who celebrate the every day. This is a retrospective of 10 years by these two artists and throughout the installation, which runs February 17, the ar...   [more]

Opening: August 17th, 2012   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Industry of the Ordinary (Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson), Alicia Chester: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/
August 17th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013
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As part of their mid-career survey Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinary 2003-2013, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Industry of the Ordinary solicited a number of Chicago-based artists to make their portrait, in a wide variety of media. IOTO’s interest was in creating a collective work that reveals the artists behind the portraits, reflects on the place of the portrait i...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Doug Stapleton: Doug Stapleton: Optimistic Reconstructions

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/
September 29th, 2012 - December 30th, 2012
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This artist's meticulous collages are replete with art historical, religious, and symbolic content, combined in enigmatic, often surreal narratives   [more]

Opening: September 29th, 2012   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Gordon Powell: Gordon Powell: About Place

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/
October 6th, 2012 - December 26th, 2012
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About Place, a unique collection of assemblages of unique materials from artist Gordon Powell will be on display beginning October 6 - January 6, 2013. Powell's work blends a strong feel for materials with minimalist abstractions. Powell’s assemblages blend a strong feel for of materials with minimalist abstraction.   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Sarah Krepp: Sarah Krepp: Blow-Out

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org/
October 6th, 2012 - December 26th, 2012
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Krepp’s constructed paintings blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture, and this exhibition now adds installation elements.   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd MAGIC

Chicago History Museum    michigan ave/downtown
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
312.642.4600
http://www.chicagohistory.org/
June 9th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
added almost 2 years ago

We’re filling the Museum with mystery to celebrate Chicago’s place in American magic. Visit our object theater to discover the story of Greta, a little girl who visits a wonderful store looking for a magician’s secrets. Next door, explore a collection of magical artifacts from across the country that have returned home to Chicago for your amazement and delight. Curious how magic looks in action? Prof...   [more]

Opening: June 9th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Vivian Maier: Vivian Maier's Chicago

Chicago History Museum    michigan ave/downtown
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
312.642.4600
http://www.chicagohistory.org/
October 1st, 2012 - June 7th
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See Chicago through the eyes of Vivian Maier and witness the life work of a photographer who wowed the world with breathtaking images of everyday life in urban America. Maier’s Chicago collection will be presented at larger than life scale vividly documenting Chicago neighborhoods and faces of the 1960s and 70s. Vivian Maier was born in New York City in 1926, but spent much of her life trave...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Shalom Chicago

Chicago History Museum    michigan ave/downtown
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
312.642.4600
http://www.chicagohistory.org/
October 21st, 2012 - September 2nd, 2013
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The Museum’s first exhibition on the history of Jewish Chicago is part of an ongoing effort to tell a more inclusive and diverse history of the city to contemporary audiences. Discover a rich array of personal stories that represent and illuminate the larger community’s experience. Each story illustrates how Jewish immigrants and their descendants adapted to modern American society while retaining...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Tom Bachtell: Tom Bachtell: Drawings

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower    michigan ave/downtown
806 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
312.742.0808
http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/dep...
November 12th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013
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Working from his studio in the Loop, Chicagoan Tom Bachtell's distinctive drawings and caricatures appear each week in "The Talk of the Town" and other sections of The New Yorker where he has been a regular contributor for some 20 years. Drawings that will be on exhibit at the City Gallery include:  Barack Obama Michelle Obama Hillary Clinton Jackie Kennedy Cornel West Hugh Hefner Picasso Rahm Eman...   [more]


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Joyce Pensato: You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do

Corbett vs. Dempsey    west loop/west town
1120 N. Ashland Ave. , 3rd Fl. (above Dusty Groove)
Chicago, IL 60622
773.278.1664
http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com
October 26th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012
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Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do, its first exhibition of new works by Joyce Pensato. Working largely in black and white, and often with signature images drawn from comics and popular culture, Pensato is an exuberant expressionist painter. A native Brooklynite, she has lived and worked in the borough for her entire career. Over the last ten years Pensato has...   [more]

Opening: October 26th, 2012   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Christopher Michlig: Patternesque

Devening Projects + Editions    west loop/west town
3039 West Carroll
Chicago, IL 60612
312.420.4720
http://www.deveningprojects.com
October 14th, 2012 - December 8th, 2012
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The term “urban fabric” refers to everything that makes up the built environment, excluding environmental, economic, functional and sociocultural actualities. Using raw material culled from an archive of merchant posters Christopher Michlig collected from LA streets, Patternesque is a group of 16 collages, each a pattern study riffing on idiosyncratic typographic anatomy. While each collage is a dist...   [more]

Opening: October 14th, 2012   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Julia Hechtman: What's His is Mine

Devening Projects + Editions    west loop/west town
3039 West Carroll
Chicago, IL 60612
312.420.4720
http://www.deveningprojects.com
October 14th, 2012 - December 8th, 2012
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devening projects + editions invites you to Patternesque, an installation of new collages and sculpture by Christopher Michlig. In the off space, we're featuring Julia Hechtman's new project, What's His is Mine. Opening on Sunday, October 14, from 4-7pm, it's the second solo exhibition in the gallery for both artists. Christopher and Julia will be attending the opening. Julia Hechtman's work organizes...   [more]

Opening: October 14th, 2012   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Elizabeth Atterbury: Photography Indoors

Document    west loop/west town
845 w Washington Blvd. 3f
Chicago, IL 60607
+1 262-719-3500
http://www.documentspace.org
October 27th, 2012 - December 8th, 2012
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Photography Indoors, Elizabeth Atterbury’s first solo show, consists of 12 new, small-scale photographs of impermanent constructions and 2 dimensional compositions arranged and shot in the studio.Alexander Black, in his 1893 book Photography Indoors and Out: A Book for Amateurs, states that with “lighting being the greatest difficulty connected with photography indoors, we can see why the picture of...   [more]

Opening: October 30th, 2012   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Lorenzo Dow Turner: Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities through Language

DuSable Museum of African American History    south side
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org
June 15th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
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This exhibition documents the historical journey made by people from Africa to the Americas, along with their language and music. In the 1930s, Lorenzo Dow Turner discovered that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina retained parts of the culture and language of their West African enslaved ancestors. Turner’s research produced a living treasury of previously unknown traditions, songs, and...   [more]

Opening: June 15th, 2012   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Elizabeth Catlett, Henry O. Tanner, William Edouard Scott, Metta Warrick Fuller, Augusta Savage, William H. Johnson, Jacob Lawrence: Buried Treasures: Art in African American Museums

DuSable Museum of African American History    south side
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org
July 14th, 2012 - December 31st, 2012
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Buried Treasures: Art in African American Museums will draw attention to the rich legacy of art produced by African Americans within the collections of 30 African American museums. The exhibition will display approximately 90 works of art including works on canvas and paper, sculpture and mixed media from many noted 19th and early 20th century American artists including Henry O. Tanner, William Edoua...   [more]

Opening: July 14th, 2012   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-e646e9fca793ac2085bf950fdae0ddcd Candace Hunter: Dust in Their Veins

DuSable Museum of African American History    south side
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
773-947-0600
http://www.dusablemuseum.org
October 26th, 2012 - May 31st, 2013
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Dust in Their Veins A Visual Response to the Global Water Crisis An installation of mixed media art works that bring discussion and action to the plight of women and children who are adversely affected by the lack of rights to clean water – the lack can be due to either the global water crisis or living in conflict areas of the world. Candace Hunter (chlee), concept, is a visual artist based in...   [more]

Opening: October 26th, 2012   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



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