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, 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, 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, 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 […]

June Sawyers /
Art & Museums, Design, Fashion, Feature, Film & TV

Feature: CHF’s Ruth E. Carter Interview Celebrates Black History Via Costumes

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter spoke at the Music Box Theatre in June during the Chicago Humanities Festival about her rich film career and her historic Academy Award wins for […]

Karin McKie /
Art & Museums, Beyond, Feature, Installation, Painting & sculpture, Photography, Sculpture, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: Andy Warhol Portfolios: A Life in Pop Inspires at Cleve Carney Museum of Art

Andy Warhol’s contributions to our ideas of art and culture are monumental. The commercial illustrator had a hugely successful career long before the Campbell’s soup cans but ended up not […]

Marielle Bokor /
Art & Museums, Feature, Gallery, Installation

345 Art Gallery’s Culture Capsule Exhibit Resonates with East Garfield Community by Reflecting the Black Experience 

Author: Sarah Luyengi Tucked away in East Garfield Park, the 345 Art Gallery is a home for local artists and students to display their creative work. Formerly a storefront church, […]

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Art & Museums, Feature, Festivals & events

EXPO Chicago 2022: Our Reflections on the Annual Art Fair at Navy Pier

The 2022 EXPO Chicago took place April 7-10 in Festival Hall at Navy Pier with 140 leading galleries from 25 countries and 65 cities from around the world. As in […]

Carrie McGath /
Art & Museums, Feature, Lit

Feature: We Visit the Artist at Work, Retyping a Chicago Literary Masterpiece

I could hear the clickety-clack of his typewriter a block away. It was quiet around the Union Stock Yards Gate with only an occasional car or truck passing. And as […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Art & Museums, Feature

During Covid, Public Media Institute Helps Artists Build Resilience, Explore Overlooked Queer, BIPOC Histories

By Colleen Morrissey When the lockdowns began, artist Abraham Avnisan didn’t think it was possible to continue performing. Avnisan and his collaborators, Mark Jeffery and Judd Morrissey, had just debuted […]

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