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    September 23rd, 2016 · 2:00 pm @   -  No Comments

    Another Friday is upon us and we have so many wonderful stories to share! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet.

    If you haven’t visited the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago‘s exhibition “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” this is your last chance before it closes this Sunday. Marshall is one of America’s greatest living artists and this survey provides a wonderful introduction into his oeuvre. See it before you miss it!

    The MCA is honored to present a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), one of America’s greatest living artists. The exhibition focuses primarily on Marshall’s paintings made over the last 35 years, from his seminal inaugural statement Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self (1980) to his most recent explorations of African American history…


    Starting today through this weekend is the 5th international exposition of contemporary and modern art, also known as Art Expo! Go see it at navy Pier!

    EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, opens the fall art season each September at historic Navy Pier. Entering its fifth edition in 2016, EXPO CHICAGO presents artwork from 140 leading galleries from around the world, and includes EXPOSURE—a section that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. EXPOSURE provides critical opportunities for curators, collectors, and art patrons to survey the best in innovative and emerging programs.


    In 1964, a young Hunter S Thompson visited Ernest Hemingway’s house in Idaho. There he stole a set of trophy elk antlers. Now, over 50 years later, his widow has returned the antlers to the home.

    A young Hunter S. Thompson went to Idaho to write about Ernest Hemingway and decided to take a piece of his hero home with him — a set of trophy elk antlers.

    More than half a century later, the gonzo journalist’s wife returned the antlers to Hemingway’s house in the mountain town of Ketchum.

    “He was embarrassed that he took them,” Anita Thompson said Thursday, noting the deep respect her husband had for Hemingway’s work. “He wished he hadn’t taken them. He was young, it was 1964, and he got caught up in the moment…


    Detroit’s iconic outdoor art installation – the Heidelberg Project – may be at the end of its lifespan. Artist, Tyree Guyton, who created/creating the work for the last 30 years, has indicated that he is planning to take down his work that transformed Heidelberg St into a surrealist landscape.

    DETROIT — It is difficult for a young artist to think about her legacy. When you’re just starting out, piecing together a voice, a practice, and some means of support is a full-time hustle; having time to think about the bigger picture is a luxury afforded to few. Legacy is the concern of the older artist, and as longtime stalwart of the Detroit public installation art movement, Tyree Guyton, who turned 60 years old this year, implied that he’s gearing up for the future when he announced last week that he would be taking down his iconic work, the Heidelberg Project, which has been 30 years in the making…


    Do you have some good ideas? Humboldt Park’s Jensen Formal Garden, in conjunction with curatorial duo JGV/WAR, are requesting proposals for temporary public art installations for the garden. Check out the link below for the history of the garden and more information about the proposal process. Better hurry too! The deadline for proposals is October 17th.

    Jens Jensen (1860-1951) was one of America’s most influential landscape architects, best known for his role in the development of the Prairie Style of landscape design. The New York Times referred to Jensen as, “the Dean of American landscape design.” The Humboldt Park Formal Garden was completed in 1908, soon after Jensen’s appointment as General Superintendent and Chief Landscape Architect for the West Park Commission. The garden reflects the important period of experimentation in Jensen’s career. Jensen later moved away from geometric and symmetrical forms and compositions, and he was known to describe formal gardens as “the folly of my youth.” The Humboldt Park Formal Garden is especially significant because it represents how Jensen incorporated evolving “Prairie Style” ideas with more conventional garden forms and planning…


    Here is a fun video from the SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art of Ellsworth Kelly explaining abstraction.


    So most of us know that manuscripts were often recycled or reused during the Medieval ages due to fewer materials and resources. Now The Walters Art Museum‘s new exhibition “Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling” illustrates just how crafty and ingenious these medieval artisans were.

    It’s easy to forget that a historic artifact preserved in a museum is not a static object. Before it was acquired, it went through decades of tactile use and change. The medieval period in particular, with the rise of Christianity, saw ancient Roman gods re-carved as saints, and scarce materials like gold melted down to make new objects. Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore explores this layered history in over 20 objects from the institution’s collections.


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