Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ DePaul Art Museum exhibit showcases broad base of quilt artisans ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:56:00 -0600 <![CDATA[ Art transplant: Expo Chicago brings fair back to Navy Pier ]]> Lead story image

Galleries rally around a new contemporary art show hoping to reclaim the luster the city claimed during the heyday of Art Chicago. ]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 06:10:33 -0600 <![CDATA[ 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 Western Exhibitions. In addition to extended hours, the participating galleries will host a series of public talks and receptions as well as invitation-only parties and tours. Gallery owner Monique Meloche, who spearheaded the event, said the weekend will complement the activities at Expo Chicago and give both visitors and local residents a “bricks-and-mortar” taste of … ]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 06:23:24 -0600 <![CDATA[ Fashion mash-up: Maria Pinto finds inspiration in Field Museum artifacts ]]> Lead story image

‘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 “Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto” features 25 Field Museum artifacts alongside eight of Pinto’s own designs. The exhibition grew out of a lecture in 2010. The museum’sCurator of North American Anthropology, Alaka Wali, approached Pinto about speaking to the women’s board. The discussion featured Pinto’s own designs alongside body-related museum artifacts — … ]]> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:30:24 -0600 <![CDATA[ ‘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. ]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:08:11 -0600 <![CDATA[ Dr. Seuss exhibit coming to Museum of Science and Industry ]]> Lead story image

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.” ]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 13:20:43 -0600 <![CDATA[ DePaul unveils its masterpiece ]]> Lead story image

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 famous. “I like to think of it as the democratizing of the curatorial process,” said Louise Lincoln, the museum’s director. The result is a diverse display of all kinds of different art from different artists, all except the one who may arguably be the best known: Paschke. “There were some surprises,” Lincoln said of Paschke’s … ]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:46:01 -0600 <![CDATA[ Art of courage, perseverence ]]> Lead story image

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 tools, teapots, furniture, toys and games, musical instruments, pendants and pins, purses and ornamental displays. The Japanese word “gaman” means to endure the seemingly unbearable with dignity and patience. “These incredibly crafted objects are a tribute to the spirit of this stalwart community,” said Holocaust Museum Executive Director Rick Hirschhaut. In 1942, 110,000 Japanese Americans … ]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:25:53 -0600 <![CDATA[ Art Institute unveils World War II posters from Soviet Union ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:40:00 -0600 <![CDATA[ Museum of Contemporary Art hopes artist can liven up the building ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 02:17:19 -0600 <![CDATA[ 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 a curated mix of contemporary and modern art, design and new mediums. The inaugural exposition will use the theme “Discovery” to encompass programming and special installations at Navy Pier and other public art projects and events throughout the city. Art Expositions has committed to present “exposition Chicago” for at least three years. … ]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:26:56 -0600