22-25 SEPTEMBER 2016

THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION OF CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART
CHICAGO | NAVY PIER

EXPO ART WEEK Events


 

Highlighting the vast cultural opportunities that Chicago offers collectors, dealers, art enthusiasts and visitors, EXPO CHICAGO—in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism and marketing organization and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)—presents EXPO ART WEEK September 19–25, 2016. With the exposition as its centerpiece, EXPO ART WEEK features the city’s most prestigious institutions with select aligned programming for this citywide celebration of arts and culture including museum exhibitions, gallery openings, outdoor installations, public art projects, music, theater, and dance performances.

 

Monday, September 19


CREATIVE MINDS TALKS & Unscripted Bal Harbour | Tony Karman in Conversation with Rhona Hoffman
Chopin Theatre | 1543 W. Division St. | 7:30pm

Join in conversation between Tony Karman, President of EXPO CHICAGO, and Rhona Hoffman, renowned art galleriest, at the historic Choipin Theatre. Reception to follow the art talk. Please note: Space is limited, RSVP required to: thetalk@creativemindstalk.com 

 

Tuesday, September 20


Double Diablerie
John David Mooney Foundation | 114 W. Kinzie St. # 1 | 5:30–8:00pm, Artist Talk at 7:00pm
An exhibition of large scale screen prints, lithographs and etchings. Four limited edition bound artists books, plus two unbound editions by four renowned international artists: Ian Howard and Arthur Watson (Scotland) & Sotaro Ide and Hisashi Kurachi (Japan). Additional events include: Gallery walk with the artists: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 4:00pm Reception (artists will be present): Friday, September 23, from 6-9pm, Brunch with the artists: Sunday, September 25, from 9-11:30am. All events are free but require RSVP to info@jdmf.org

 

The Arts Club of Chicago at 100 – Exhibition Opening
The Arts Club of Chicago | 201 E. Ontario St. | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Celebrating the centennial anniversary and featuring highlights from the permanent collection and special projects by Sonnenzimmer and Luftwerk.

 

TAP presents: Museums in America: City to City
The Arts Palette | Address provided upon purchase of ticket | 7:00–8:30pm
In support of The Floating Museum, this lecture provides the underpinnings for a robust conversation about “What is a Museum?”, covering Europe, America and Chicago. Lecture takes place in the home of a Chicago collector. To reserve your seat, click here

 

Wednesday, September 21


Next Level BadAss | Miles Davis & Francine Turk Opening Night
Francine Turk | 2110 South Wabash | Press Preview and VIP Reception 6:00 – 7:00pm
Public Hours 7:00-10:00pm & 10:00am - 6:00pm on Thursday, September 22
NEXT LEVEL BADASS | MILES DAVIS & FRANCINE TURK is a bold, genre-busting exhibition featuring collaborate works created by fine artist Francine Turk, inspired by the illustrated diaries and intimate untold stories of Miles Davis.  Turk reimagines Davis’s creative spirit by incorporating his sketches and verses from his never-before-seen sketchbooks and takes cues from the musical legend’s gestural paintwork and use of space in collaborative collage drawings on Chateau Marmont stationery and in epic, large-scale portraits as uncompromising as the man himself.

 

Screening: Conceptual Paradise
Goethe Institut | Gene Siskel Film Center, Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave. | 8:00pm
The film Conceptual Paradise examines the debates that allowed the intellectual movement of Conceptual Art to emerge in the late 1960s. The screening will be accompanied with an introduction by Stefan Römer, Director of the film, and followed by a brief discussion between Römer and Matthew Wittkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. *Presented as part of the ART & LANGUAGE Symposium at EXPO CHICAGO on Friday, September 23.

 

IIT Architecture Dean's Lecture Series featuring Dutch photographer and filmmaker Erwin Olaf
IIT College of Architecture | S. R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. | 6:30pm
Erwin Olaf is a Dutch photographer and filmmaker whose art implicitly visualizes the unspoken, the overlooked, that which typically resists easy documentation. Olaf's trademark is to address social issues, taboos and bourgeois conventions within the framework of a highly stylized mode of imagery. Olaf mixes photojournalism with studio photography and his work has been widely exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Europe and North America.

 

Fine Art Auctions
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers | 1338 W. Lake St. | Preview opens 10:00am
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct three fine art auctions on September 29 and 30. The previews open Wednesday, September 21 for the Modern and Contemporary Art, American and European Art and Fine Print auctions. The preview exhibitions are open from 10am-5pm through Thursday, September 29 with extended preview hours until 7pm on Friday, September 23 and Sunday hours of 12pm-4pm. Catalogues for the upcoming auctions are now available online at lesliehindman.com.

 

Larry Achiampong: OPEN SEASON – Opening Reception
Logan Center Gallery | 915 E. 60th St. | 6:00–8:00pm
Working across sound, video, performance and installation, London-based artist Larry Achiampong (b. 1984) explores shifting notions of identity and belonging in our post-digital age. OPEN SEASON is the artist’s first international solo exhibition and features works from the past five years. The exhibition will include a new version of works titled #OPENSEASON, based on Achiampong’s ongoing series of blackboard drawings, as well as a newly commissioned video piece titled Sunday’s Best.

 

Jakob Kolding
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago | 5701 S. Woodlawn Ave. | 6:00–8:00pm
Jakob Kolding’s work has long revolved around the experience of life in the contemporary built environment, particularly the relationships and contradictions that emerge between how architectural spaces are planned and how they are actively used. His works incorporate a wide range of source material, sampling and mixing the visual idioms of modernist art and architecture, sociological inquiry, and such popular cultural forms as hip-hop and electronic music. Please visit neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu/exhibitions for additional information.

 

“Why Art Matters In Interiors” with internationally renowned designer Michael Del Piero
Matthew Rachman Gallery | 1659 W. Chicago Ave. | 6:00-8:00pm
Over the last decade, interior designer Michael Del Piero has meticulously carved her space amongst the industry’s leaders with her sophisticated and traveled aesthetic. Her timeless interiors are consistently marked by dramatic artwork layered with cool and unusual objects.  Hear first hand from Michael about how she sources and selects artwork for her interiors and get a glimpse into the life of a well-traveled designer.  Portion of gallery sales will be donated to the Winnetka Community House from September 21st thru September 28th, 2016.

 

Thursday, September 22


Untitled presents: THE SILVER FACTORY
Untitled Supper Club | 111 W. Kinzie St. | Doors open at 8:00pm, Show starts at 9:00pm
Unbridled at Untitled presents "THE SILVER FACTORY" by Michelle L'amour featuring a night of performances paying homage to the parties of the Silver Era inspired by Warhol’s Factory.http://www.filterfestival.com/filter-space/

 

Filter Photo | Artist Lecture: Joel-Peter Witkin
Columbia College Chicago | 618 S. Michigan Ave. | 7:00pm
Joel-Peter Witkin is renowned as the creator of elaborately constructed and often erotically charged photographic tableaux exploring grand themes of religion, sex and mortality with continual references to art history.

 

Art + Design Auction
Wright Auction House | 1440 W. Hubbard St. | 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday; 12:00 – 4:00pm Saturday
Wright presents Art + Design at auction on September 29th. The sale and exhibition features works of all media representing some of the most important moments of 20th and 21st century art and design, including works by some of the most prominent figures of the Color Field and Abstract Expressionist movements. Exhibition runs from September 22 until September 29. 

 

Friday, September 23


After Dark
Art Institute of Chicago | 111 S. Michigan Ave. | 9:00pm–12:00am
See the Art Institute in a new light with After Dark, featuring live music, complimentary appetizers, art-making activities, and a cash bar. Enjoy exclusive access to contemporary masterpieces by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns. Tickets will go on sale the week of August 29 at artic.edu/afterdark. ($35 Adult, $25 Member/Student, $15 with EXPO ART WEEK Ticket).

 

#InHonor Alumni-in-Residence Exhibition + Reception
C33 Gallery | 33 E. Congress Pkwy. | 6:00–9:00pm
Join us for an opening reception of #InHonor, our 2016 Summer Alumni Residency exhibition by Ervin A. Johnson. #InHonor is a series of portraits (photo-­based mixed media) created to honor Blackness and speaks to the racial violence and discrimination currently occurring across America, particularly in the form of police brutality. #InHonor was created to exist in the public realm. The hashtag in the title is not only a purposeful nod to the viral nature of social media, but also an acknowledgement of the part it has played seeking justice in recent events.   

 

Wasalu Jaco Show – Opening Reception
Ed Paschke Art Center | 5415 W. Higgins Ave. | 6:00–9:00pm
The Ed Paschke Art Center is pleased to present its inaugural solo exhibition with Chicago artist, musician and poet Wasalu Jaco, popularly known by his stage name, Lupe Fiasco. A new body of acrylic on canvas paintings will be on view, featuring Jaco’s brilliantly colored hard-edged geometric abstractions stamped with his signature momento mori skull symbol in sculptural relief.

 

Skillshot, The Collaborative Art of Pinball Opening Reception
Glass Curtain Gallery | 1104 S. Wabash Ave. | 6:00–9:00pm
The Collaborative Art of Pinball presents pinball machines as interactive artworks that are created through a collaborative process involving many skilled artisans such as designers, sculptors and engineers. As Chicago is the birthplace and world headquarters of pinball, Skillshot intends to capture the spirit and momentum of this dynamic art movement by highlighting the accomplishments of both industry professionals and enthusiasts. The exhibit will feature pinball machines, documentary videos, zines as well as original pre-production illustrations and sketches by iconic pinball designers. Curated by Mark Porter. 

 

Marwen Summer Term Exhibition
Marwen | 833 N. Orleans St. | 5:00–7:00pm
Marwen's Summer Term Exhibition features artwork by Chicago junior high and high school students who participated in 40 visual art courses at Marwen this summer. The exhibition runs through October 22.

 

stARTup Art Fair – Opening Night Celebration
stARTup Art Fair | MileNorth Hotel, 166 E. Superior St. | 7:00 – 10:00pm
A jury-selected collection of independent artists—currently working outside of the traditional gallery system—will convert three floors of Chicago’s MileNorth Hotel into a temporary marketplace. Transforming their respective hotel rooms into solo exhibitions of their work, stARTup brings dealers, curators, critics, publishers, and art lovers directly into the space of the artists, creating an intimate experience between creators and the public. General Admission: September 23: Noon - 6:00 PM; Saturday, September 24: Noon - 9:00 PM; Sunday, September 25: Noon - 7:00 PM

 

#30 Día de los Muertos: Journey of the Soul – Opening Reception
National Museum of Mexican Art | 1852 W. 19th St. | 6:00 – 9:00pm
This year marks the 30th annual Day of the Dead exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen community. When the museum first initiated this artistic tradition, few Chicagoans knew what the life-affirming holiday was about. Today, this tradition of honoring deceased loved ones has become part of U.S. popular culture. This year’s exhibition is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse tragedy and to Alejandro Mondragón Arriaga; the sugar skull maker from Toluca, México who came to Chicago annually (since 1996) to demonstrate the art of alfeñique for thousands of our museum visitors. He will be sorely missed though his family carries on this Chicago tradition.

 

Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Opening Receptions | 33 S. State St. #7 | 6:00–9:00pm
Painting in Time: Part Two explores the relationship between time and contemporary painting. The artists in this cross-generational international exhibition destabilize the idea of painting as a static object. Paintings will be, produced by machines, performed, choreographed, instructionalized, staged as films, encourage spectator participation and be presented as events. Painting in Time: Part Two is guest curated by Sarah Kate Wilson and organized by Claire Ashley. New Work: Considers exploratory and critical modes of making and viewing through recent work by emerging artists. Exhibition on view starting September 17

 

GAME ART VS. ART GAME – Opening Reception
The Arcade | 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor | 6:00–9:00pm
Organized by VGA Gallery, GAME ART VS. ART GAME is a group exhibition of video games of artistic significance, made by both experimental game designers and fine artists experimenting with games. Within the conversational space of Columbia College Chicago's Arcade Gallery, this selection of playable, iconoclastic video games will yield rare opportunities for comparison, contrast, appreciation and enjoyment.

 

Purchasing Power: Chicago’s Relationship with Conscious Consumerism – Opening Reception
The Hokin Project at Columbia College Chicago | 623 S. Wabash Ave., First Floor | 6:00 – 9:00pm
Purchasing Power: Chicago’s Relationship with Conscious Consumerism addresses the reality of manufacturing, Chicago’s history on labor practices, alternative brands, and how to take action. June 15- September 30, 2016, M-F 9AM-5PM.

 

Wabash Arts Corridor Mural Tour
Wabash Arts Corridor / Columbia College Chicago | 623 S. Wabash (lobby) | 6:00pm
Join curator Neysa Page-Lieberman for a free guided tour of the internationally renowned Wabash Arts Corridor. This bustling hub for public art in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood features over 50 large-scale street art murals and installations from a global roster of artists. Audiences will see the most high-profile works and hidden gems tucked away in alleys. The tour will last one hour, comfortable shoes recommended.

 

Saturday, September 24


Maria Pinto: 25 Years
City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower | 806 N. Michigan Ave. | 4:30–6:30pm
Chicago-based fashion designer Maria Pinto is celebrating her 25th year at the intersection of fashion and art with a retrospective of her work. Maria will lead a private tour through this installation, and give an intimate look at some of her couture creations, including pieces that have been favored by iconic women such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Brooke Shields, and Christina Ricci. 4:30pm: Installation Tour, 5:00-6:30pm: Cocktails with Maria Pinto. Event is free but limited to 25 people. Reserve by e-mailing M2057@skoogproductions.com with the subject “Maria Pinto Exhibit”.

 

Xenophilia – Conversation and Closing Cockails
Eye on India | Fulton Street Collective at Hubbard Street Lofts; 3rd floor, 1821 W. Hubbard St. | 4:00–7:00pm
Xenophilia is an exhibition featuring a selection of recent work by current School of the Art Institute of Chicago students and recent graduates who have relocated from India to Chicago for the program, temporarily making a home here, building a new body of work, and translating an existing practice for a Chicago public. Curated by Megha Ralapati.

 

On Radical Intimacy and Cultural ReProduction: A Conversation with Artist Christa Donner
Gallery 400 | 400 S. Peoria St. | 1:00–3:00pm
Chicago-based artist Christa Donner builds on her virtuosic body of drawings concerning the complexities of the human organism by exploring collectivities and spaces for new forms of human sociality. Emerging out of her recent collective work in Cultural Reproducers; research into non-human, such as insect, behavior; histories of utopian living; and visions for post-apocalyptic survival, Donner’s new work raises questions about the possibilities for cooperation, struggle, and negotiation in living together. The exhibition extends into multiple formats for participation, including childcare-supported programming, a gallery for thinking through and visualizing interiors of the human body, and other public events.

 

Screening: Lo Schermo dell’Arte | World Premiere of Luca Trevisani “Sudan” and Screening of Alfredo Jaar “The Ashes of Pasolini”
Gene Siskel Film Center | 164 N. State St. | 1:00pm
Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival is an international project dedicated to explore, analyze and promote the complex relations between contemporary art and cinema through films, videos, installations, workshop and training projects and residencies for international artists. The festival will debut the world-premiere screening of Luca Trevisani’s Sudan alongside a special screening of Alfredo Jaar’s The Ashes of Pasolini followed by a Q & A with Luca Trevisani and Director Silvia Lucchesi. Presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute.

 

Roger Brown: Pop Artist. Kathryn Andrews, Lisa Wainwright, and John Yau, moderated by Dan Nadel
Kavi Gupta | 835 W. Washington Blvd. | 12:00pm
Roger Brown (1941–1997, b. Hamilton, Alabama) is renowned for using a pop aesthetic to investigate a range of socio-political issues. While Brown has previously been primarily viewed through a regional lens—in relationship to Chicago, his Southern roots or California—this conversation, between artist Kathryn Andrews, scholar Lisa Wainwright, writer John Yau and curator/writer Dan Nadel, aims to draw a connection between Brown and the broader world: politics, popular culture, religion, and his contemporaries in the Pop Art movement. Co-sponsored by Artsy. 

 

Becoming
LVL3 | 1542 N. Milwaukee Ave. | 6:00 – 10:00pm
LVL3 presents Becoming, a two-person show featuring Chicago-based Ben Foch and Toronto-based Laurie Kang. Foch’s practice delves into the transformative meaning behind accessible imagery and symbols, unveiling new perspectives onto common aesthetics. Kang’s multifaceted practice exploits material and its conventional use through abstractions that reconfigure their physical and metaphorical implications. Becoming pulls both these artist’s diverse approaches to recontextualizing material and meaning and looks at the space between the beginning and end.

 

Spun
Stuart & Co. Gallery | 2250 W. Ohio St. | 1:00–3:00pm
"Spun" looks to amplify the gallery's presence as object and witness by recreating the surface of the gallery out of non-architectural materials, then flipping this “fake” gallery space by 180 degrees and rotating it by 30 degrees. Here the ephemeral is made solid, and the culminating result is to experience the notion of what an exhibition is as a whole, fresh and anew.

 

Sunday, September 25


Filter Photo | Opening Reception
Filter Space | 1821 W. Hubbard St., Ste 207 | 5:30–8:00pm
On the Shelf—the second photo book exhibition hosted by Filter Photo, curated by Kelli Connell, artist and co-founder of SKYLARK Editions, and Power and Politics—a group exhibition curated from an open call for work by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art.

 

UP! UP!: Uplifting Lives in a Unified Purpose | Premier Launch Party
Museum of Contemporary Art | 220 E. Chicago Ave. | 6:00-10:00pm
The Up! Up! Premier Launch Party will bring together Chicago’s notable community members, as well as international celebrities for a worthy cause. Chicago Jazz Legend Sir Kahili El'zabar, Obie Award-Winning Playwright Ntozake Shange, American Artist Kerry James Marshall and the Traditional Cameroon Ensemble to Headline African Benefit for the Michael G. Nicholas Foundation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago on September 25th. 

 

Dose Market
Morgan MFG | 401 N. Morgan St. | 10:00am–4:00pm
Fall's most exceptional chefs, makers, artists and bakers serving up the season's freshest flavors.

 

Ongoing Events


Eye on India – Ongoing Festival
Eye on India | Varying Locations and Times | September 15 – October 2
Eye on India provides a platform for cultural, artistic and educational exchange and collaboration between the US and India. The Eye on India Festival is produced annually in Chicago in partnership with Teamwork Arts, India. Exciting and unique theater, music, fashion, visual art, and spoken word events take place all over the city throughout the course of the two week period. For more information, go to http://eyeonindia.org/.

 

Filter Photo Festival
163 E. Walton Pl. | September 22–25
Filter Photo Festival is a multiday celebration of the photographic medium that takes place every autumn in Chicago. Festival programming includes workshops, lectures, artist talks, exhibition receptions, and much more. The majority of events will take place at the Festival’s hotel headquarters, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, and evening activities will primarily take place at galleries and partner institutions around the city.

 

No Borders: Contemporary Latin American Cinema
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago | 111 S. Michigan Ave. | 10:30am – 5:00pm | September 3-December 13
No Borders: Contemporary Latin American Cinema with weekly Tuesday lectures by Daniel R. Quiles, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This series is slated include Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men the week of EXPO ART WEEK. Information: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/noborders. $11/general admission; $7/students; $6/Film Center members.

 

Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for all who legally can’t
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum | 800 S. Halsted St. | Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm, Sundays 12:00 – 4:00pm. Closed Mondays and Saturdays | September 8 – November 8
During a polarized and bewildering election season, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) will facilitate Aram Han Sifuentes’ collaboration with artists, radical thinkers, and organizations to create her insurgent project Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for all who legally can’t. From September 8 through election day on Nov. 8th the discontented and disenfranchised can cast unsanctioned ballots at JAHHM and other Unofficial Official Voting Stations across the country and in Mexico. Aligned with the Museum and the early social reformers of Hull House, Aram Han Sifuentes’ project explores urgent questions about participation, exclusion, and citizenship in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.hullhousemuseum.org

 

Asian Works of Art Auction
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers | 1338 W. Lake St. | Sept. 21 –30
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ sale schedule during Expo Chicago includes a Modern and Contemporary art auction, September 30 at 10am, featuring paintings by Fernand Leger, Max Beckmann, Bob Thompson, Jean Metzinger, Peter Saul and others. Additionally, a Fine Prints auction, September 30 at 3pm, includes works by Picasso, Dali, Renoir and Miro; and an American and European Art auction, September 29 at 12pm, features William Wendt, Aristide Maillol and Edward Burne-Jones.  An Asian Works of Art auction will be held September 26 – 27 at 10am. The sale consists of Khmer and Gandharan figures in addition to Chinese, Japanese and Southeast Asian works of art.  Previews for all auctions will be open during Expo Chicago.  Additional information at www.lesliehindman.com.

 

Starry Night Encounter: Michiko Itatani
Linda Warren | 327 N. Aberdeen, Ste.151. | 11:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday – Saturday | September 9 – October 22
Linda Warren Projects is honored to present the 2016 fall exhibition season with Starry Night Encounter一期一会 “ ichi-go ichi-e” September 9, 2016 - October 22, 2016 a solo show by one of Chicago’s most prolific and esteemed painters, Michiko Itatani. This remarkable exhibition will showcase new paintings from the last three years and will be the first segment of an ongoing exhibition and partnership with ZHOU B Art Center.

 

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Cir Dr., Evanston, IL | 10:00am – 8:00pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday (Closed Monday) | September 17 – December 11


Keep the Shadow, Ere the Substance Fade: Mourning during the AIDS Crisis
During much of the 20th century, death was a private and comparatively silent event. However, during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 90s, a politicized resurgence of highly visible and public acts of mourning emphasized the body ravaged by the virus. In some ways, these practices paralleled the public and material mourning practices of the nineteenth century. By juxtaposing objects and artworks related to mourning from the Victorian Era—intricately woven hairworks and ornate brooches kept as bodily relics of the deceased—and during the AIDS crisis, Keep the Shadow examines two analogous cultures of bereavement.

Salaam Cinema! 50 Years of Iranian Movie Posters
The posters in this exhibition are selected from Hamid Naficy’s Iranian Movie Poster Collection, recently acquired by the Northwestern University Archives. Dating from the 1960s to 2010, the posters in the collection document the social history of film in Iran and offer a unique visual representation of over a half a century of dramatic political turmoil and change.

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
Born in Hong Kong and later based in New York City, Tseng Kwong Chi (1950–1990) produced a large body of witty, playful, performance-based photography that both captured the pivotal downtown Manhattan art and club scenes of the 1980s and reflected the increasingly globalized movement of people across nations and continents. In so doing, he raised critical questions about identity and culture. Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera is the first major solo museum exhibition of his works, which have long sparked the imaginations of younger artists. Join the Block for an opening celebration on October 1st.

 

Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet: Food Is Art!
Millennium Park | Times vary per day | September 23–25
Bon Appétit presents Chicago Gourmet features celebrity chef cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars, and delicious food, wine, spirits, and beer tastings. In addition to some of the world’s finest wines, this year’s exclusive Grand Cru includes an all-star lineup of chefs selected from the Complete Culinary Works, a component of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s yearlong Shakespeare 400 celebration. Each will present dishes inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, from Macbeth to The Taming of the Shrew — and everything in between! Tickets on sale at chicagogourmet.org.

 

Chakaia Booker
Millennium Park | 201 E. Randolph St. | 6:00am – 11:00pm | April 30, 2016 – April 2018
Inspired by a fusion of cultural and aesthetic influences including texture, movement, softness, power and strength, Chakaia Booker will present six recent sculptures in Millennium Park. Open daily.

 

Don’t Tread on Me: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park | 1 University Pkwy., University Park, IL | 6:00am – 11:00pm | Open daily until October 9
The Solo Exhibition Series at Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park started in the year 2009. The exhibition brings exceptional artwork by nationally and internationally recognized artists to the park. The first of the solo exhibition series was 12-figure installation “Horizons” by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thorarinsdottir [2009]. This was followed by “Neil Goodman in the Park” [2011] and Sophie Ryder’s “Upside Down, Kneeling” [2012].

 

Process: Four Artists in Context
Pavilion Antiques | 2055 N Damen Ave | 12:00 – 6:00pm |September 15 – October 15
Pavilion 20th C presents an intriguing group of four artists, where process is an underlying theme, linking concept and creation. This exhibition includes sculpture, painting, drawing and furniture, shown in Pavilion's curated collection of French and Italian 20th century design.

 

The Peninsula Chicago and Circa 1881 | Whoville — Selections from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
The Peninsula Chicago | 108 E. Superior St.
The Peninsula Chicago and Circa1881 present Whoville, a special exhibition of highlights from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, curated by Laura Dvorkin, installed throughout the public areas of the hotel. Welcoming the exhibition will be Love Stream #2 by Randy Polumbo, a vintage Airstream trailer whose interior has been transformed into a colorful garden of hand blown glass and light sculptures, on view in front of the hotel’s main entrance and open to the public daily. Inside the hotel, works by artists with Chicago connections will include Nathanial Mary Quinn, Theaster Gates, Tony Tasset, H.C. Wessermann, Art Green and Christina Ramberg. 

 

Vista Residencies
The Art Collection at Vista Sales Gallery | 365 E Upper Wacker Dr. | 10:00am – 6:00pm | May 20 – September 27
This summer and through early fall, you can see The Art Collection at Vista Sales Gallery that exhibits exciting work by artists such as Jim Dine (Richard Gray gallery), Sheree Hovsepian (Monique Meloche gallery), Judy Ledgerwood (Rhona Hoffman gallery), Angel Otero (Kavi Gupta gallery), Danielle Tegeder (Carrie Secrist gallery), and Molly Zuckerman Hartung (Corbett vs. Dempsey gallery). In partnership with Magellan Development Group and EXPO CHICAGO, the group of work is on display alongside the four gem-inspired interior design themes developed by Hirsch Bedner Associates.

 

 

 

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