Top 10 Museum Exhibits in Chicago of 2021

This year, I had the opportunity to crawl out of my pandemic-induced hibernation and finally see some Chicago exhibits in person! Since I couldn’t see every fabulous exhibit, I reached out to a bunch of Chicago-based museum professionals and asked them to tell me about their favorite exhibits of 2021. The methodology for creating this... Continue Reading →

Contextualizing Historic Spaces

Review of Darger as Reader, Writer and Bookmaker at Intuit Darger as Reader, Writer, and Bookmaker (open June 11–July 18, 2021) is the first is a series of three exhibits about the Henry Darger Room at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art. Henry Darger (1892-1973) was a Chicago-based illustrator and author who was... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Museum Exhibits in Chicago of 2019

2019 was a jam-packed year for museums in the windy city! Since I couldn’t see every fabulous exhibit, I reached out to a bunch of Chicago museum professionals and asked them to tell me about their favorite exhibits of 2019. The methodology for creating this list of top exhibits was hardly scientific, but it reflects... Continue Reading →

Why I Love the new Exhibit on Charles White

Charles White: A Retrospective is a long overdue examination of the legacy of Charles White, a famous twentieth-century African American painter and teacher. Curated by Sarah Kelly Oehler of the The Art Institute of Chicago and Esther Adler of MoMA, the critically acclaimed exhibit has many strengths. However, the aspect of the exhibit that I found... Continue Reading →

Art Institute Pop Up Bar

On Thursday night, I headed to the Art Institute of Chicago’s pop up bar at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, “Dear Carmencita.” The bar is inspired by Sargent’s portrait of Carmen Dauset and is a creative way to get new audiences engaged in the exhibit, “John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age.” The bar will... Continue Reading →

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