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Good Art on View in Chicago

Paul Klein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


...Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

April is here, along with some unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, and that means it's time for our "...Got Art?" blog to encourage you to get out and enjoy a fresh collection of shows and events this month.

I Have a Feeling We're Not in Chicago Anymore

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

For me, my investment in the Chicago dance scene is a very compelling reason to stay. We have spent the last four years plié-ing and tendu-ing and learning about Martha Graham, but we have also been building connections and networking.

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Public Art Arrives In Chicago

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation has made its Chicago debut. The installation, inaugurated last ...

Culture Beat: Chicago Live! and The Paper Machete

Keith Koeneman | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

As a truly global city, Chicago offers up an almost endless variety of culture. From the high arts to pure entertainment, our city has music, performance, art, culinary and comedy venues for nearly every taste.

Got Art?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

This list is just a small selection of all the wonderful creative things that are going on in Chicago this month, and I'm hoping to make it to as many events as I can.

Chicago Art Is Getting Decentralized

Paul Klein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


WATCH: Public Art To Fill Loop Intersection With Color

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

Following Kay Rosen's "GO DO GOOD" poster series and Tony Tasset's fiberglass "Eye," the Chicago Loop Alliance announced Thursday night that its next ...

Moving to a Different Modus Operandi

Nora Younkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

In reflection upon my final semester, I find it relevant to discuss the intersection between dance training and professional performance and what it means to the Chicago audience.

Having a Cow About Gang Symbols

Matt Farmer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Two weeks ago, City Clerk Mendoza called the boy who won the 2012 city sticker contest a "rock star." Last week, the young man's days as a "rock star" came to an end.

Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It's February and time to help to highlight some of the very cool art happenings going on around town and give you a nudge to see some of them or all of them. Getting a little bit (more) of art in one's life is never a bad thing.

PHOTOS: Tattoos Celebrated In New Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.03.2012 | Chicago

On Friday, the Chicago Photography Center unveils their latest show: "I (Heart) Ink: A Photographic Exhibit of Tattoo Art." Co-curated by Susan Aur...

Young Artists Who Know, And Aren't Replicating, History

Paul Klein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


WATCH: Digital Designers Get Their Hands Dirty

Posted 01.25.2012 | Chicago

In 2007, a group of Chicago designers who loved making things with their hands came together -- and started a family. The Post Family is an art co...

Art Rules

Paul Klein | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

2012-01-06-pullquote.jpgOne of my latest fascinations is how artists use rules -- constraints or systems -- in the process of making their art.

Chicago's Best Art Galleries, Shows Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Abraham Ritchie | Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

As 2011 winds to an end, we reached out to some of Chicago's experts in style, music, art and more to share some of their favorite places, people and ...

Art About Us Opening This Weekend

Paul Klein | Posted 02.09.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


A Bountiful Weekend of Art

Paul Klein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein


Good Weekend for Good Art

Paul Klein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein


Joseph Erbentraut

Can They Kick It? 'The Apocalypse Calendar' Counts Down To The Mayans' End Days | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

"So what are you waiting for? Your money's going to be no good in a year anyway. Buy this calendar," proclaims the Kickstarter video promoting "The Ap...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Marilyn Statue Vandalized Again

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Since it was unveiled in July, the Marilyn Monroe statue on the Magnificent Mile has received a less-than-enthusiastic response. On Tuesday, sculpture...

Chicago Doesn't Need More Famous Artists

Monica Westin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago
Monica Westin

It's not that Chicago needs more famous artists. We have a lot of them. Instead, what Chicago needs is more of a famous and overarching art world.

The Fall Season Opens, Part II

Paul Klein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

We had another weekend of strong exhibitions opening. The long awaited arrival of the new DePaul Art Museum is here. The opening show, titled Re: Chicago is exceptional; full of treasures, contexts and curiosity.

The Opening of Chicago's Fall Art Season

Paul Klein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein


Art: Preseason

Paul Klein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein