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  • JUNE 26TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    I know I’ve said this already, but this cold weather is keeping keeping on! Hopefully, summer will arrive by the Fourth of July. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This Saturday we will have two appraisers at the East Dundee Antique AppraisalRead the Rest…

    JUNE 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. The Bridgeport Art Center‘s new exhibition, “Throes of Progress” opens today! The exhibition features works by Chicago artists exploring the notion of progress and its effects. The artists in this exhibition explore the often negative effectsRead the Rest…

    JUNE 12TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    This cold will not quit! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening tonight! The University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator in Washington Park‘s exhibition, “Sugar Foot Rain Dance,” is a solo exhibition featuring the recent works by artist-in-residence David Leggett. Sugar Foot RainRead the Rest…

    JUNE 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

     Happy first Friday of June! Anyone planning on attending First Friday events? Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, also known as INTUIT, is hosting two events – a Closet Clearance Sale to raise fundsRead the Rest…

    MAY 29TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

     Now that summer is upon us, Chicago’s art scene is waking up! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This week! Pivot Arts Festival has a series of performances tonight through June 7th in Edgewater, Rogers Park, and Uptown neighborhoods. Pivot Arts launchesRead the Rest…

    MAY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Multiple exhibitions are opening this weekend throughout Chicago. Should make for a fun-packed weekend! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. The Loyola Museum of Art has two exhibitions opening this weekend, “Touching Strangers: Richard Renaldi” and “In the Presence of Sacred Light:Read 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 8TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    What beautiful weather and the tulips on Michigan ave are in full bloom! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s exhibition, “S, M, L, XL.” The exhibition’s title alludes not only to a common systemRead 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…