Art & Museums, Beyond, Design, Event

Kinda Blue: The Chicago Auto Show Returns To McCormick Place Sans Stellantis

Every year in early February we gear up to return to McCormick Place for the first big show of the year, the Chicago Auto Show. Put on by CATA, the […]

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Art & Museums, Feature

Explaining the Unexplainable Through Art and Community With the Connect Residency’s Fourth Cohort

“Art is inherently generous. It’s inherently about seeing the world in multiple perspectives,” said Hollie Davis. “That’s how I came up with the name for the Connect Residency.” The art […]

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Art & Museums, Design, Mixed media

Review: Puzzle Design Exhibit Encourages Playfulness and Exploration at Design Museum

SOLVE: Puzzle Design Exhibit at the Design Museum of Chicago offers a bevy of viewable and interactive puzzles and puzzling games. The exhibit, which may appear to be of modest size […]

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Art & Museums, Museum

Winter Museum Update 2024

It’s a new year (relatively! It’s only February!) and while not everyone does the resolution thing, it’s never a bad idea to spend more time learning. Here in Chicago we […]

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Art & Museums, Feature, Museum, Painting & sculpture

Dialogs: Chicago Humanities Festival Explores Colonial Looting, Museums and Restitution

“Colonial Looting, Museums and Restitution, a dialogue about the return of cultural objects” Purported looting by ordinary people made headlines during recent protests against institutional racism, but who are the […]

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Art & Museums, Lit

Holiday Plans: Noteworthy Art Books Published in 2023

art books 2023

Looking for gift ideas for art lovers in your life? Or perhaps you want to treat yourself by buying a book that will not only inspire and educate you about […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Photography

Review: The Photography of Seung Jae Kim Captures Dramatic Views of Forests

Seung Jae Kim,_Light on Passage

Black-and-white photography has often been viewed as a powerful way to depict landscapes and nature. Unlike color photography, monochrome images can better emphasize the interplay of light and shadow, texture, […]

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Architecture, Art & Museums, Installation, Mixed media, Museum

Review: Surveillance, Privacy, Erasure—Wrightwood 659 Exhibit Explores the Impact of Technology in Art

When the World Wide Web was new and shiny in the early ‘90s, futurists and other prognosticators had glowing predictions about the many ways it could change the world, including […]

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Art & Museums, Beyond, Feature, Museum, Travel feature

On the Road: POWs in the Midwest—A Road Trip to Algona, Iowa

How do you store 425,000 prisoners of war? What sounds like the setup for a tasteless joke was an actual concern for the US in World War II. England ran […]

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Art & Museums, Museum, Photography

Review: Exploring the History of Tattoos at the Swedish American Museum

Ado Ngo

The current exhibition at the Swedish American Museum—Tattoo: Identity Through Ink—takes an in-depth look into the history of tattoos as it traces tattoos from ancient civilizations to the present. The […]

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Art & Museums, Gallery, Painting & sculpture, Photography

Review: Compelling Viewpoints of Earth and Sky at Triple R Gallery

Bewteen the Steps of Muduhr

The current exhibition at Triple R Gallery—Touch the Sky and Feel the Earth—displays 26 works by photographer Kelly Manteck  and painter Evan Koby Foster. Although they work in different mediums, […]

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Art & Museums, Feature

Feature: The Fine Arts Building—A Monument to Dreamers—Celebrates 125 Years

The first things you notice when you get off the elevator or walk up the stairs are the sounds: the tinkle of a piano perhaps or the voice of a […]

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