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EXPO Chicago Art Week in September 2014

Wednesday, 07-May-2014

CHICAGO EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, returns for its third year to Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Sept. 18 – 21, 2014 after a successful fair in 2013 which reported vigorous sales and high collector attendance.

EXPO CHICAGO will once again feature more than 100 of the world’s leading galleries including one of the signature programs of the fair, Exposure, the emerging galleries showcase providing younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair.

In addition, EXPO CHICAGO presents the return of the /Dialogues lecture series; IN/SITU, a program of curated site-specific installations; EXPO VIDEO, a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video and new media works; a dynamic VIP program; as well as Vernissage, the opening night preview benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Programming will extend beyond the exposition with the second annual EXPO ART WEEK (Sept. 15 – 21), as Chicago’s premiere cultural institutions join forces for a citywide celebration of art and culture. Attracting 30,000 visitors in its second year, EXPO CHICAGO continues to bridge a gap for Chicago’s contemporary arts community, helping to define the cultural future of Chicago and inspire the region’s collector base.

 

 

For more information about EXPO CHICAGO and EXPO ART WEEK (Monday Sept. 15 – Sunday Sept. 21), visit http://www.expochicago.com/.

Marilyn Monroe Statue at Pioneer Court, Chicago

Sunday, 24-Jul-2011

 
This 26-foot-tall statue at Pioneer Court (in front of the Chicago Tribune building at Michigan Ave Bridge) displays the most famous Marilyn pose: the subway grate stance from the movie “The Seven Year Itch”.
“Forever Marilyn”, the sculpture was created by the New Jersey-based artist Seward Johnson.
It’s assumed that the statue will be here until spring 2012.

New Free Hours at the Chicago Art Institute starting June 2011

Thursday, 26-May-2011

After five years of Target Free Thursday Evenings, free hours at the Art Institute are moving to the first and second Wednesdays of each month.
Free Family Wednesdays arrive just in time for summer break, offering free admission to the museum all day during museum hours.

Bring your family and friends on June 1 for your first free weekday!
The museum will remain open late on Thursday evenings at regular admission price.

See also: The Chicago Art Institute

 

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Art Institute of Chicago: Beloved Chagall Windows Return

Tuesday, 28-Dec-2010

Opened November, 2010

After a five-year absence, the Art Institute welcomes the much-anticipated return of one of the most beloved treasures in its vast collection, Marc Chagall’s America Windows. First debuting at the Art Institute in 1977 and made forever famous less than ten years later by an appearance in the film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the “Chagall Windows,” as they are more popularly known, hold a special place in the hearts of Chicagoans. Following an intensive period of conservation treatment and archival research, the windows return as the stunning centerpiece of a new presentation at the east end of the museum’s Arthur Rubloff building. 111 S. Michigan Ave.

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Information and web link for : Art Institute of Chicago

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