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DePaul Art Museum exhibit showcases broad base of quilt artisans

Quilts are not only attractive and functional artworks, they are also lasting cultural artifacts that link families to their forbears and communities to their pasts — an important folk tradition that spans the history of the United States.

Art transplant: Expo Chicago brings fair back to Navy Pier

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Galleries rally around a new contemporary art show hoping to reclaim the luster the city claimed during the heyday of Art Chicago.

Events at Chicago galleries enhance the Expo

Fifteen of the city’s top art dealers have banded together for the second-annual Gallery Weekend Chicago, a free open house taking place Sept. 21-23 in conjunction with Expo Chicago. Participants include the Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Richard Gray Gallery, Valerie Carberry Gallery and …

Fashion mash-up: Maria Pinto finds inspiration in Field Museum artifacts

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‘Museums have always been part of my respite,” fashion designer Maria Pinto says while walking to the Field Museum’s conservation laboratory, where items are examined, documented, photographed and prepared for exhibition.

These days, museums are also part of her resume. Opening Sept. 14, the exhibit …

‘Gods, Myths and Mortals’ to debut in Chicago’s new museum

You’ll travel to Mt. Olympus, so to speak, when Chicago’s new National Hellenic Museum debuts its first major exhibit, “Gods, Myths and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece,” on Dec. 10.

Dr. Seuss exhibit coming to Museum of Science and Industry

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The Tufted Gustard. The Andulovian Grackler. The Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn. These mysterious, bizarre creatures from the 1930s can only be seen in the Museum of Science and Industry starting Thursday as part of a new exhibit “Dr. Seuss & the Art of Invention.”

DePaul unveils its masterpiece

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There is no work by Ed Paschke. In “Re: Chicago,” the debut exhibit at DePaul University’s new art museum, movers and shakers in the local art world were asked to nominate a Chicago artist who is famous, ought to be famous or used to be …

Art of courage, perseverence

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Arts and crafts made by Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps during World War II will be on display beginning Sept. 25 at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. “The Art of Gaman” features items made from scraps and found materials. They include …

Art Institute unveils World War II posters from Soviet Union

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HEDY WEISS: “Windows On the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945,” which opens July 31 at the Art Institute of Chicago, features a rare collection of World War II posters created by Soviet artists and writers.

Museum of Contemporary Art hopes artist can liven up the building

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Chicago’s celebrated Museum of Contemporary Art, whose handsome but austere facade doesn’t exactly scream “Come on in!,” is taking measures to better integrate itself with the neighborhood and the city at large.

New art show at Navy Pier in 2012

Navy Pier will be the home of a major new art show debuting in the fall of 2012. The organizing group Art Expositions announced Wednesday that “exposition Chicago” will run Sept. 19-23 in the pier’s Festival Hall.

Up to 100 international art galleries will present …