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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Stephen Beal, Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall: Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
March 12th, 1994 - December 31st, 2020
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Presented by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, this exhibition of 72 black and white photographs from 1956 to 1987 offers a detailed view of 24 designated Chicago Landmarks.  The exhibit features the work of renowned architectural photographers Richard Nickel, Barbara Crane, Bob Thall and Stephen Beal.     [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Archibald Motley: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
March 7th - August 31st
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The FREE exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist celebrates twentieth-century American artist Archibald J. Motley, Jr. (1891-1981) and reveals his continued impact on art history. While considered a major contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, Motley never lived in New York but rather played that role from Chicago – his home for most of his life. This full-scale survey of 42 remarkable paintin...   [more]

Opening: March 6th   5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Love for Sale: The Graphic Art of Valmor Products

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
April 25th - August 2nd
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Everybody wants love. And who doesn’t want to have good luck and success in life? Or to look their best? Quietly operating from Chicago’s South Side between the 1920s and 1980s, the Valmor Products Company offered all these things and more. Perfumes, hair pomades, incense, and a wide variety of other products came packaged in small bottles and tins with eye-catching labels affirming t...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Move Your Body: The Evolution of House Music

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
May 21st - August 16th
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Celebrating more than 30 years of a homegrown art form that is now heard around the world, this exhibition traces the history of House Music as it developed in Chicago post “Disco Demolition” through the impact it continues to have on global electronic dance music. Memorabilia, timelines and first-hand interviews tell the stories of some of the genre’s originators and the cultural an...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Cheryl Pope: Just Yell: Levelling the Playing Field

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
May 31st - August 31st
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Cheryl Pope will transform the Garland Gallery into a creative space for public engagement. The artist will engage visitors, especially youth in her artistic practice using the boxing ring as a performance space for working out conflict in a non-violent way. Pope is committed to making the invisible visible through the creation of a large mural and various activities in the space throughout the sum...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Adebukola Bodunrin, Cecil McDonald Jr., Mahwish Chishty: Artists in Residence

Chicago Cultural Center    michigan ave/downtown
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
June 19th - August 9th
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Film, video and installation artist Adebukola Bodunrin, photographer Cecil McDonald, Jr. and Painter Mahwish Chishty represent the inaugural group of DCASE Artists in Residence working in a private studio at the Chicago Cultural Center. This exhibition presents a view of the studio practice that evolved during their residencies. Adebukola Bodunrin researched and tested new projection and animation techniq...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Group Show: Other Planes of There

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
July 18th - August 29th
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For midsummer 2015, Corbett vs. Dempsey is pleased to present Other Planes of There, a group exhibition spun from a drawing of the same name by the musician Sun Ra. Curated associatively around Ra’s suggestive phrase, the show gathers together artists who in one way or another investigate space in abstraction: the fold, the flap, the slip, planar, curvilinear, rectilinear, concave, convex,...   [more]

Opening: July 18th   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Cauleen Smith: Ivory Anthropologie

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
July 18th - August 29th
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In the East Wing, CvsD is delighted to present Ivory Anthropologie, an exhibition of new works on paper by Cauleen Smith. Based in Chicago, Smith is known for her film, video, and installation work, including a beautiful piece currently on view in The Freedom Principle at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Though she has been represented by the gallery for some time, this is Smith’s fir...   [more]

Opening: July 18th   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, Tristan Duke: Liminal Infrastructure

DePaul Art Museum    north side
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite
May 14th - August 9th
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Liminal Infrastructure will feature newly-commissioned photographs made in and around Chicago by Lauren Bon, Richard Nielsen, and Tristan Duke of the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. Working with the Liminal Camera, a massive portable camera fashioned from a shipping container, the Optics Division utilizes experimental photographic technology in an ongoing project to map and depict the American lands...   [more]

Opening: May 14th   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Sonja Thomsen: Glowing Wavelengths In Between

DePaul Art Museum    north side
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614
http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite
May 14th - August 9th
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Sonja Thomsen’s photographs and installations create a tangible means to experience the ephemeral qualities of light. Glowing Wavelengths In Between, Thomsen’s latest series,is, in the artist’s words, “a rumination on the very physicality of seeing.” Trained as a biologist, Thomsen finds inspiration in the methods and language of science. Her work springs from extensive exp...   [more]

Opening: May 14th   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Alice Könitz, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Sterling Lawrence: RE|PRODUCTION

Document    west loop/west town
845 w Washington Blvd. 3f
Chicago, IL 60607
+1 262-719-3500
http://www.documentspace.org
July 24th - August 29th
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RE|PRODUCTION is part of a series of exhibitions (organized by Michael Hall and Aron Gent) inviting both local and international artists to work on an exhibition and collaborate with the (in-house) production of a new work at Document. Document presents new context-specific works from Alice Konitz, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, and Sterling Lawrence; three artists who each reproduce objects, either through...   [more]


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Marianne Fairbanks, Fultonia, 96 Acres, Jason Lazarus, Cauleen Smith, Jan Tichy, Amanda Williams: After Today

Gallery 400    west loop/west town
UIC College of Architecture and Art, 400 S. Peoria Street (Art and Design Hall, First Floor)
Chicago, IL 60607
312-996-6114
http://gallery400.uic.edu/
May 8th - August 8th
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After Today includes seven artists’ projects that respond to the city of Chicago's social, political, and economic conditions. At this moment of rapid change and political debate—with increasing income inequality, in the long wake of the 2008 recession, as neighborhoods across the city continue to transform, with the rise of labor movements, as the tech sector expands in Chicago, with...   [more]

Opening: May 8th   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Manish Nai: Solo Exhibition

Kavi Gupta Chicago - Elizabeth Street   
219 N. Elizabeth Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
312.496.3552
http://www.kavigupta.com
June 6th - August 1st
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Kavi Gupta is proud to announce an exhibition featuring a new body of work by Mumbai based artist Manish Nai. This will be Nai’s first solo exhibition in North America and will feature four large-scale site-specific works in addition to wall hangings, sculptures, and prints.Manish Nai’s adoration of twentieth century abstraction began in college, coinciding with a moment when abstraction h...   [more]

Opening: June 6th   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Claire Sherman: Funeral Mountain

Kavi Gupta Gallery    west loop/west town
835 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60607
312.432.0708
http://www.kavigupta.com/
June 6th - August 1st
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Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Funeral Mountain, a new series of paintings and works on paper by Claire Sherman. Gestural and heroic, Claire Sherman’s canvases investigate the confusion of scale and space. Purposefully composed in a single day, each composition originates from a specific place and is executed in a limited period of time. Sherman intentionally retain...   [more]

Opening: June 6th   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Group Show: WHEREVER

LVL3 Gallery    north side
1542 Milwaukee Ave. #3
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 469-0333
http://www.lvl3gallery.com
July 11th - August 16th
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LVL3 and CHGO DSGN are excited to co-present WHEREVER, a group exhibition celebrating contemporary Chicago designers and their expansive influence. That pesky space between art and designFor almost a century, Chicago has been perfectly positioned as the geographic and arguably cultural net in a volleyball game.It is in this city that the (commercial) artist emerged from the back rooms of the nati...   [more]

Opening: July 11th   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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Featured-02d118e1f22c858239de6a0f4a26280b Compression: Recent Gifts to the Block from Bill and Sheila Lambert

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 9th - August 9th
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In the storage and transmission of digital information, compression is the process of consolidating data by eliminating non-essential elements. In a recent essay of the same name, curator and writer Tim Griffin applies the concept of ‘compression’ to recent contemporary art. Griffin observes that much contemporary art enacts “a kind of loss even while seeming to present an aesthetic...   [more]



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