CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 02.20.08

CHI Weekly Events Calendar: 02.20.08

Heather Blaha
Feb 20, 2008

Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds; Image via "The Attic" museum studies blog

Art & Design Events...

  • February is Bedroom Month on AT:Chicago
    • Next month we turn to bathrooms...

    • Andy Warhol's Silver Clouds
      • "Originally installed in 1966 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City, Silver Clouds inspired choreographer Merce Cunningham to create a dance work with music by David Tudor and sets by artist Jasper Johns"
      • Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue
      • Feb. 16-April 27

    • Gilded Glory: European Treasures from the Martin D'Arcy Collection

      • "This long awaited permanent re-installation of Loyola's medieval, renaissance and baroque collection presents paintings, decorative arts, textiles, liturgical objects and material culture."
      • Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 North Michigan Avenue
      • Permament collection; ongoing exhibition

    • Kumiko Murakami: Making Spring Again: Paintings and Sculptures
      • "Kumiko Murakami creates dioramas and then reproduces them realistically from observation. The dioramas are meditations on Western, Spring-themed commodities, which she calls 'objects and scenes slightly unreal from ones in Japan'."
      • Caro d'Offay Gallery, 2204 W. North Ave.
      • Closes Feb. 29

    • The Other Side of Light: Shadows from the Photography Collection
      • "This exhibition draws over 60 works entirely from the Art Institute's permanent collection, including works by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo, Lee Friedlander, André Kertész, Nathan Lerner, and Paul Strand."
      • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
      • Closes Feb. 24

    • The E. M. Bakwin Collection of Indonesian Textiles
      • "ntroducing viewers to the rich variety of Indonesian textile traditions and investigating the sources, motifs, and uses of one of Asia's most spectacular art forms."
      • The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
      • Through March 2

    • Hedrich Blessing: Interiors: Architectural Photography of the 1930s
      • "The 1930s was the first full decade of business of the greatest architectural photography firm in America. Chicago's Hedrich Blessing was the firm chosen by the best architects and designers to document their creations. And like their famously cinematic exterior shots of the modern buildings that made them known the world over, HBs interior views often resembled movie sets."
      • ArchiTech Gallery of Architectural Art, 730 North Franklin suite 200
      • Through March 8

    • People of the Mud 2: Another Look at Chicago Ceramics
      • "This exhibit offers a glimpse of the wide ranging practice of Chicago artists who work in clay."
      • Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.
      • Through March 9

    • Least Wanted:
      A Century of American Mugshots
      The Mark Michaelson Collection

      • "Punks, sneaks, mooks and miscreants. Hookers, stooges, grifters and goons. Men and women, elderly and adolescent, rich and poor, but mostly poor. These are the Least Wanted. Their portraits make up a small part of Mark Michaelson's collection of over 10,000 American mugshots from the 1870s to the 1960s."
      • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
      • Through Apr. 12

    • The New Authentics:
      Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation

      • This inaugural exhibition "explores contemporary notions of Jewish identity through the work of 16 artists living in the United States."
      • 610 S. Michigan Ave.
      • Through April 13

    • Figuration in Contemporary Design
      • Featuring: Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Jürgen Mayer H., UNStudio, Foreign Office Architects, Kuth/Raneri, ROY, Joel Sanders with Balmori Associates, KOL/MAC, Greg Lynn/FORM, R&Sie, Klein Dytham, Gage/Clemenceau, MoD, Aranda/Lasch, Kivi Sotamaa, PATTERNS, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Marcel Wanders, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Hella Jongerius, Patricia Urquiola, Tord Boontje, Petra Blaisse, Abbott Miller, An Te Liu, Demakersvan, and 2x4.
      • The Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
      • Through June 8

    • Henry Darger Exhibition
      • "In spring 2000, Intuit took possession of the contents of artist Henry Darger's living and working space, which was located at 851 Webster Street in Chicago. Intuit's Henry Darger Room Collection includes tracings, clippings from newspapers, magazines, comic books, cartoons, children's books, coloring books, personal documents, and architectural elements, fixtures, and furnishings from Darger's original room.."
      • Intuit Gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
      • Through June 28

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