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Hyde Park Art Center Launches ‘Pay as You Can’ Model | Chicago News

Effective Spring 2022, an art school just south of the city will be the first of its kind—offering tuition free art classes for emerging and developing artists of all ages. “People look out for you here.” When you’re here you’re family. That’s how art student Sheila Clay at the Hyde Park Art Center describes her experience and says it’s what keeps her coming back. ...

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Tony Fitzpatrick’s Collages Portray Chicago With a Technicolor Glow – ARTnews.com

Chicago novelist Nelson Algren described his hometown as a city “that was to forge, out of steel and blood-red neon, its own peculiar wilderness.” He was talking about a mercantile city, an ecosystem of trainyards and jails and bars, but he was also gesturing to a density that felt untamed, in which anything could happen. Tony Fitzpatrick, another Chicagoan, literalizes the idea of urban ...

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Expo Chicago Announces Expansion of Northern Trust Purchase Prize – ARTnews.com

Expo Chicago and the Chicago-based wealth management firm Northern Trust will expand their Northern Trust Purchase Prize, which allows curators of a designated museum to select an artwork from the fair for their collection. Typically, the Purchase Prize only applies to one institution, but for the upcoming 2022 fair in April, three museums will benefit from the prize: the Portland Art Museum, the Pérez ...

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MCA Chicago Hires Jamillah James, René Morales – ARTnews.com

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has filled its two top curatorial positions, both of which have been open for several months. René Morales will now be the institutions chief curator, and Jamillah James will be its senior curator. They will begin in their roles early next year. James is among the most closely watched curators working today. With Margot Norton, she co-organized the ...

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Chicago’s First Physical NFT Gallery Drops Digital Art | Chicago News

The NFT gallery imnotArt hosts the NFT drop for “Souvenir” by artist Brendan Fernandes on Nov. 12, 2021. (WTTW News) A special kind of art gallery in Chicago is emerging as a brick-and-mortar trailblazer in the digital art world. The art space imnotArt in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood bills itself as the city’s first physical NFT gallery and one of the first of its ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Emerging Artists and Emerging Collectors | Chicago News

“What you’re buying is a cultural artifact, not art,” says art manager Allan Bergart. (WTTW News) Everyone deserves to have art in their lives, whether they’re making it or buying it, that’s art manager Allan Bergart’s philosophy. He’s working to make art more available, and we have a preview of his latest art show, “The Fall Review.” “What you’re buying is a cultural artifact, ...

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Chicago museum fires all of it’s mostly White female, financially well-off docents for lack of diversity

The Art Institute of Chicago fired all of its trained volunteers and guides last month, who were mostly older White women, to diversify its team. "We were surprised, we were disappointed," Gigi Vaffis, president of the docent council, said in an interview with radio station WBEZ of the firings. "There is an army of very highly skilled docents that are willing and ready and able ...

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Banksy Exhibit Brings Well-Known Works From Unseen Artist to Chicago | Chicago News

In a rare treat, a collection of work by street artist Banksy is making its Chicago debut. Curated by Starvox Entertainment, the pieces included in the River North exhibit “The Art of Banksy” have come from collectors around the world. There’s just one twist: there was no help from the anonymous, British-based artist. That’s right, it’s unauthorized. Fortunately, the artist has created an office — Pest ...

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Banksy Exhibit Brings Well-Known Art From Unseen Artist to Chicago | Chicago News

“Flower Thrower” is one of many recognizable work featured in “The Art of Banksy.” (WTTW News) In a rare treat, work by England-based street artist Banksy is making its Chicago debut. Curated by Starvox Entertainment, the pieces included in the River North exhibit “The Art of Banksy” have come from collectors around the world. Except there’s no help from the anonymous artist, that’s right it’s unauthorized. ...

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