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The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

The contradictions of Warhol: more than pop and color

January 22, 2020

A vibrant painting of Marilyn Monroe, a red and green painting of an electric chair and a floor-to-ceiling painting of Mao Tse Tung––these are only a few pieces from Andy Warhol’s collection...

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

October 5, 2018

Members of Doctors Without Borders hosted an exhibit at the Richard J. Daley Center to show the growing struggles of displaced people by allowing them to experience the journey through virtual reality an...

Shedd Aquarium splashes art across Chicago

By Katherine Savage

September 24, 2018

The Shedd Aquarium is inviting visitors to explore various exotic aquatic species in a unique exhibit, “Underwater Beauty,” which features 100 species and more than 1,000 animals.“Underwater Beauty,” which opened May 25, focuses not on types of creatures, but rather on colors, patterns and rhythms or movements of the animals, said Johnny Ford, manager of Communication and Public Relations at the Shedd Aquarium.“‘Unde...

Faculty explores color in new exhibit

Faculty explores color in new exhibit

March 8, 2018

Visitors to an upcoming exhibit by local artist and Columbia professor Anna Kunz will see large, dynamic paintings with vibrant, inviting colors. The art show, “Anna Kunz: Color Cast,” ...

Art Institute ‘Plots’ new exhibit

Art Institute ‘Plots’ new exhibit

September 5, 2017

Thirty individuals sat in a circle in an empty room as a camera filmed, creating a social ecosystem that captured power structures and the complex patterns of stereotyping and identity.That’s one compo...

NPR’s ‘Pop Culture’ podcast slated to  debut Chicago live performance

NPR’s ‘Pop Culture’ podcast slated to debut Chicago live performance

April 10, 2017

NPR is unleashing the gurus of pop culture from its “Pop Culture Happy Hour” podcast to Chicago to discuss the books, music, movies and TV shows that have everyone laughing, tweeting or scowling a...

Snapshots depict climate change effects in MSI exhibit

Snapshots depict climate change effects in MSI exhibit

By Molly Walsh

April 7, 2017

American photographer James Balog raises awareness of the immediacy of climate change with “Extreme Ice,” an exhibit of time-lapse videography and large-scale high-resolution photo prints at the Mus...

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

Uptown studio to fill art education gap

December 12, 2016

Toddlers and grade schoolers will soon join Uptown’s art scene with the opening of a new art studio that offers weekly classes to a wide range of age groups. StudioUs, 4806 N. Clark St., a school and ga...

New exhibit to blast off at MSI

New exhibit to blast off at MSI

September 26, 2016

“Above and Beyond,” an exhibit on the history and future of flight and space travel, will join the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive,  Oct. 4–Jan. 8, 2017.The exhibit, pres...

New exhibit’s magic realism brings fantasy into reality

New exhibit’s magic realism brings fantasy into reality

September 26, 2016

“Bats, Babes & Broccoli,” an art exhibit featuring the work of five postwar, Midwestern artists, provides Chicagoans a rare glimpse of magic realism, which combines realistic and surrealistic elements...

‘#InHonor’ publicizes national race issues

‘#InHonor’ publicizes national race issues

September 12, 2016

Photos and names of individuals who lost their lives in nationally recognized incidents protested by the Black Lives Matter movement—including Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant—line th...

Interactive exhibit demystifies climate change for all ages

Interactive exhibit demystifies climate change for all ages

April 4, 2016

Thunderstorms, floods and heat waves have influenced the changing weather and wardrobe for decades but are now more unpredictable due to global warming. A new climate change exhibit opened April 2 at t...

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