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  • AUGUST 26TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s the last Friday of the August, and we’re glad to be celebrating all of our hard work with an upcoming long weekend. But before that, we’re glad to share some interesting stories from the week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Closing thisRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    MAY 15TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    I think it actually broke 70 degrees today! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening today! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014.” On technical and formal levels, Ray has been redefining the possibilities of contemporary sculptural practice since theRead the Rest…

    MAY 1ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy May Day! Did you get any baskets of treats? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Register today for the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Scavenger Hunt next Saturday! It’s gonna be a blast! The Scavenger Hunt leads you around the Loop to solveRead the Rest…

    MEXICO’S GREAT NATURALIST: JOSÉ MARÍA VELASCO

    José María Velasco was born in Temascalcingo, Mexico, in 1840 to a family of textile merchants. Velasco showed an interest in drawing and design from a young age, often creating amateur sketches in his school books. (8) At the age of 17, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Real Academia de SanRead the Rest…

    APRIL 17TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Did you remember to file your taxes? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening tonight! The National Museum of Mexican Art‘s exhibition, “The House on Mango Street: Artists Interpret Community.” Narrated in a series of vignettes, the book tells the story ofRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 20TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We hope everyone had a lovely post-Valentine’s week. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Did you know that every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, the Chicago Cultural Center does free tours at 1.15pm? If you’ve never done it, this weekend is the weekendRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 5: FRIDAY LINK ROUNDUP

    Every Friday, we will post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend is the 12th annual Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park. The Renegade Craft Fair is a national network of craft fairs serving the DIY community: Everything at the fairs reflects our commitment to showcase the bestRead the Rest…

    A Brief Primer on Pre-Columbian Art

    Incan Polychrome Jar from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Pre-Columbian Art is classified as the visual art of indigenous peoples living in the Caribbean and the Americas before the arrival of European influence (Hence the name, which references Christopher Columbus).  Art that was produced in these areas between 1200 BCE and 1500 CE is consideredRead the Rest…