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  • ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM AND JOAN MITCHELL

    In the book The New York School; A Cultural Reckoning, writer, professor, and art critic Dore Ashton claims “With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, American art made its force known for the first time in American culture and turned the attention of the international world from Paris to New York, itsRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 18TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy fall! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Art Institute of Chicago‘s exhibition, “David Adjaye.” With over 50 built projects across the world, David Adjaye is rapidly emerging as a major international figure in architecture and design. Rather thanRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 11TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Smart Museum’s exhibition, “Jessica Stockholder: Rose’s Inclination.” In a site-specific Threshold series installation, Jessica Stockholder intersects the Smart’s lobby with a wave of color and texture that climbs to the clerestory, cutsRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Today! The The Art Institute of Chicago‘s gallery talk, “The Buddha in India” begins at noon. Meet in Gallery 100 if interested. Follow Betty Seid on a tour to learn more about the Art Institute’s masterpiecesRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 28TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend! The Bucktown Arts Fest! Both Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am-7.00pm, the fest features local and regional artists and is celebrating its 30th year. For more than 30 years, the Bucktown Arts Fest is aRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 21ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. On August 6th, public art sculptures throughout Chicago started talking. It is part of a public art initiative set up by the Dreihaus Foundation and features the voices of Chicago-tied actors including Shonda Rhimes, Anthony Fleming, andRead the Rest…

    OLAF CARL SELTZER’S MYTHIC AMERICA

    Life Olaf Carl Seltzer was born on August 25, 1877 in in Copenhagen, Denmark, where his talents as an artist were revealed early on in life. At the age of twelve he enrolled in the Danish Art School and Polytechnic Institute, a preparatory school for the Danish Royal Academy in Copenhagen (3). In 1892, two years after hisRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 14TH: 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 Air and Water show is this weekend! Anyone going? We plan on being there Sunday and are excited to see the Firebirds Delta Team. In case you didn’t know the show is the same bothRead the Rest…

    AUGUST 7TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s finally August! 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 installation of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys “Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis.” Im Reich der Sonnenfinsternis, the first major work by this duo toRead the Rest…

    JULY 31ST: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Friday! I can’t believe July is already over. The summer is flying by. Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Tomorrow! Smart Museum of Art‘s courtyard is hosting Chicago’s Official Ambassador for Hair Affairs, Mather Seerlo’s Hair Fair. This event is aimed towardsRead the Rest…