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Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories

Objects and Voices: A Collection of Stories

February 12–June 14, 2015 Why do objects matter? What kind of stories do they help tell?

Fox Valley Illinois Continues as a Midwestern Outpost of Hollywood

Fox Valley Illinois Continues as a Midwestern Outpost of Hollywood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fox Valley Illinois Continues as a Midwestern Outpost of Hollywood Chicago Illinois, April 2, 2014 – On the heels of “Man of Steel”, filmed in West Chicago… Read more »

“Investigate Your World” Event & Book Signing

“Investigate Your World” Event & Book Signing

CSI fans and Book lovers unite! Both will enjoy coming out for this fun event — January 25! “Investigate Your World” combines a book signing with some great resources in… Read more »

Find More Family Fun at the 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

Find More Family Fun at the 2014 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

CHICAGO (JANUARY 6, 2014) – Get ready to add more stops to your itinerary at the 10th annual Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, January 11-12. Show organizers have announced that… Read more »

CHICAGO AREA SANTAS BID FAREWELL TO THE POLAR EXPRESS

CHICAGO AREA SANTAS BID FAREWELL TO THE POLAR EXPRESS

Chicago, IL – January 9th, 2014 http://www.santainchicago.com Santas and Mrs. Santas from around Illinois will be meeting at Blackberry Farm, 100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, Illinois at 10 am on… Read more »

Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video

Inspired by the Opera: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video

February 13–June 15, 2014 Since the mid 1990s, a number of Chinese artists have incorporated the visual vocabulary of Chinese opera into new art forms. This concise exhibition reveals the continued relevance of opera, both within contemporary Chinese society and within the experimental work of individual artists.

Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns

Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns

December 23, 2013 – December 7, 2014 Chicago-based artist Judy Ledgerwood creates an immense, site-specific wall painting for the Smart Museum. The painting is comprised of horizontal bands of boldly colored patterns that run across three large walls in the Smart’s reception hall.

Zachary Cahill: USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic—affair of the heart

Zachary Cahill: USSA 2012: Wellness Center: Idyllic—affair of the heart

August 23, 2013 – August 23, 2014 In his site-specific banner commissioned for the Smart Museum’s courtyard, Zachary Cahill questions whether art has the power to make us well. Drawing from multiple historical sources, Cahill (University of Chicago MFA 2007) considers the parallel traditions of the artistic retreat and the health spa or sanatorium—places often situated within idyllic natural environments, where residents or weary guests seek a bit of respite.

Glen Ellyn cook-off heating up

Glen Ellyn cook-off heating up

  May 27, 2013 There are plenty of cooks participating in the Fifth annual Glen Ellyn’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off this year who think they’ve got the best ribs or bean… Read more »

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970

October 3, 2013 – January 12, 2014 In the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the Imagists exhibited in Chicago and abstract painting held sway in New York, a distinct strain of avant-garde and conceptual art emerged in California. The state was an incubator of social change and counter-culture that attracted artists seeking alternatives to traditional modes of art making.

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