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Marcia Bjornerud - "Timefulness" - Monica Rico

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
6:00 PM


Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:00 PM

Figure Drawing: The Figure and the Ground

Thursday, November 29, 2018
5:30 PM

J. Eric Oliver - "Enchanted America"

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM

David Shulman - Freedom and Despair - Jonathan Lear

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM

Building Queer Alliances

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM

Juliana Spahr - "Du Bois’s Telegram"

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:00 PM


Mariana Castillo Deball: Petlacoatl

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Let me consider it from here

Saturday, November 17, 2018 to Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jason Dodge with Ishion Hutchinson: The Broad Church of Night

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018

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

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

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground

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

Around Chicago

Nick Cave Uses His Capital to Help Aspiring Creators

Based for more than 20 years on Chicago’s South Loop, this 59-year-old artist has recently consolidated his studio, the couple’s home and his partner’s design studio in this 20,000-square-foot former mason’s workshop in South Old Irving Park, a largely working-class neighborhood across town.

Chicago Architecture Biennial team inspired by city’s geography, history, and civic role

Artistic director Yesomi Umolu and her curatorial team are still in the research phase for the 2019 edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, but the ideas and themes taking shape for next year’s program are refreshing and use architecture as a way to examine issues beyond the built world.

Kerry James Marshall Paints for Chicago. His Mural Should Stay There.

The painting is “Knowledge and Wonder,” a dreamlike frieze that the artist completed in 1995 for the Legler branch of the Chicago Public Library — on the city’s poorer West Side, where African-Americans make up about 44 percent of the population.


JPMorgan Chase has awarded $300,000 to artist Theaster Gates’s nonprofit the Rebuild Foundation—an arts, education, and cultural development initiative that aims to transform urban communities—in support of the final phase of its renovation of St. Laurence Catholic elementary school on Chicago’s South Side. Gates bought the school, which shuttered sixteen years ago, for $451,500 in 2014. It will serve as the new home for his foundation’s Arts and Innovation Incubator, which is currently housed at the Stony Island Arts Bank.

It’s Expo Chicago Week. Here Are Three Must-See Attractions

Grab an espresso and gear up for a full day of local creative giants — including Jeanne Gang, Theaster Gates, and Cauleen Smith — chatting in an intimate setting.

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.

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