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Three Strong Shows

Paul Klein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
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Art Blooms in the Fall

Paul Klein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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Old Is New As the Fall Art Season Opens

Paul Klein | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Here we go again. With a very limited number of exceptions, most Chicago galleries open their fall season this weekend. This is the weekend those who usually don't make it to the Friday night openings get out and get seen.

Summer Is No Longer Off Season for the Arts

Paul Klein | Posted 09.12.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

It used to be that the quality of art exhibits declined during the summer months. And while it's still true that the art business season tends to follow the school year, we're seeing solid exhibits all year.

Big Art

Paul Klein | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

The brilliant sculptor, Nancy Rubins, is in town from L.A. installing her mind-boggling, gravity defying, big sculpture on the front lawn of Navy Pier, comprised out of something in the neighborhood of 30 discarded canoes.

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PHOTOS: Mobile Art Gallery Aims For Nationwide Tour

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago loves to put things on wheels. Despite the city's well-publicized attempts to thwart the growth of its small food truck community, many of the...

Good Art on View in Chicago

Paul Klein | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago
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...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.

Chicago Art Is Getting Decentralized

Paul Klein | Posted 04.25.2012 | Chicago
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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 ...

A Weekend Full of Art

Paul Klein | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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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
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Art: Preseason

Paul Klein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago
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Groups on Exhibit

Paul Klein | Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago
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Diverse Art in Chicago

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There's an immediacy to works on paper. It shows the artist's hand more than other mediums, rendering the artist's soul more visible and their intent more clear.

Strong Exhibits for a February Spring

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Most artists make art because they have to. They have a compulsion that drives them. And the new exhibit opening tonight at Zolla / Lieberman examines the expression of that fervor.

Text Matters

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Deb Sokolow's work at Western Exhibitions reminds me of reading comics as a kid. There's a pulpy quality to her narrative pieces. A story is revealed or dissected.

"Richard Hunt: A Force Of Nature" Art Exhibition Will Open Today At Th!nkArt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Th!nkArt international art gallery and policy salon is opening its doors to share and present a new exhibit, "Richard Hunt: A Force Of Nature." Richa...

Chicago's Fall Art Season Starts

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

There's a lot of strong art on view as the fall art season opens in Chicago. This is a competitive time, with galleries presenting a fresh look at their agenda.

EXHIBITION: Remembering Legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographs In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Henri Cartier-Bresson WHAT: 'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century' WHEN: July 25-October 3, 2010 WHERE: Art Institute of Chicago 111 Sout...

STREET ART: Chicago's Ray 'CRO' Noland

ArtSlant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Chicago, July 2010 -- Ray Noland is perhaps better known here in Chicago as CRO, the street name of this artist whose work can be seen all over Chicag...

Hot Art for Hot Days

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paul Klein

Summer art in Chicago is changing. There's a wealth of good shows and good art covering all of Chicago -- more than even I can get to.

The Art Fairs Open

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Though ArtChicago is markedly better than last year it is not the blue chip show it once was. To me, that's a good thing.