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Art Museums in Chicago

21 Apr

Highly Recommended Special Exhibits at Chicago Art Museums

Art Museums in Chicago

Edward Gorey Exhibition at Loyola Art Museum

Highly Recommended: Don’t miss the Edward Gorey exhibit at the Loyola University Museum of Art Feb. 15th- June 15th.  His grim pen and ink drawings feel straight out of the Victorian or Edwardian era, which is why it’s so surprising that Edward Gorey hails from Chicago, where he was born in 1925.  General admission is $8, and the museum is free every Tuesday at 820 N. Michigan Ave.

Art Museums in Chicago

The Banners of Nilima Sheikh at The Art Institute of Chicago

Highly Recommended: We have until May 18th to view the extraordinary work of renowned Indian artist Nilima Sheikh.  Eight scroll paintings are on display at The Art Institute of Chicago these masterful and haunting creations recall the complex culture of the Kashmir Valley, once described as paradise on earth. Today the region has a much different reputation, fissured by the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan. While the paintings focus on the cosmopolitanism of the ancient Silk Road that linked Kashmir to Central Asia and China, they are also imbued with a contemporary perspective which encourages viewers to reflect and think afresh about this contested territory.  **We sell a discounted ticket at our front desk for $21.00 (normally $23.00) which also enables you to skip the ticket line at 111 S Michigan Ave.

art museums in Chicago

Alexander Calder at MCA

Highly Recommended: Mobiles in motion, freestanding stabiles, and works on paper dated from the 1920s to the 1970s exhibit how Alexander Calder shows how art can move in response to its physical environment.  The Museum of Contemporary Art is displaying his work until May 10th, and admission is $12.  See how Calder applied his knowledge of mechanics to colorful abstract shapes at 220 E Chicago Ave.

Pilar Acevedo at National Museum of Mexican Art

Highly Recommended: Head to Pilsen and check out the extremely original works of Pilar Acevedo on exhibition at the National Museum of Mexican Art until July 13th… “the works of Pilar Acevedo take us back to an age of innocence, where ‘loss’ is a constant reality. With the union of poetry and sound, Acevedo recreates countless memories from the childhood of women through the fusion of fragments, pieces, and layers of diverse materials.”  The museum is FREE everyday at 1852 W 19th St.

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