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Exhibitions – Art Institute of Chicago -Spring 2019

Exhibitions – Art Institute of Chicago -Spring 2019

We were in Chicago recently (late April-early May) during the change of seasons; several warm sunny days, ideal for walking and exploring, one day of wet snow and another of spring rain; the snow took everyone by surprise, confirming Chicago’s bi-polar weather, and another example of climate change – snow in late April. Nonetheless, they were good days for walking in the city and exploring exhibitions. And now, as of this posting, spring is in full bloom and people are out and about. This post is the first of three in which I’ll share thoughts on some of the art we encountered.

On one of our walks we went to Millenium Park to see Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and Frank Gehry’s band shell Continue reading →

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Graphic Masters Seattle Art Museum

Graphic Masters Seattle Art Museum

There were several good, ambitious exhibitions in Seattle this summer, timed to coincide with the second annual Art Fair. To get a sense of what is going on in the Pacific Northwest and learn about those ambitious undertakings follow these links: Art Fair and Out of Sight v.2 at the King Street Station and Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art COCA – now relocated to their new space. UW’s Henry Gallery, presented Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures, a captivating exhibition featuring her sculpture, installation, and videos that were exciting to see in the Pacific NW.

Rembrandt

Rembrandt, installation view Graphic Masters, Seattle Art Museum

Last June I referred to the now closed exhibition of Graphic Masters at Seattle Art Museum and other printmaking shows Continue reading →

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Chicago Exhibitions 2016: Marshall, Puryear, Rembrandt, Van Gogh

Chicago Exhibitions 2016: Marshall, Puryear, Rembrandt, Van Gogh

Van Gogh's Bedrooms

In a city like Chicago there is so much to choose from, choices have to be made when your time is limited. Luckily we got to see the shows we had gone specifically to see, and saw a couple others that fall into that category of surprise, what a treat – group or themed exhibitions that are quite simply, amazing.

In prioritizing which exhibits Continue reading →

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