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The International Sculpture Center has installed dozens of works around Chicago through this fall. Image courtesy CGN 2012
ART HEADLINES: July 24
Galleries, museums + more in Chicago thru August 6, 2013
Summer moves on and we're enjoying the relief from the heat while we can!  Gallery and museum doors are open to you while you have these lazy days to explore. Want a summer project? Make your own map of public art in downtown Chicago. Commit to visiting new suburbs you've always wanted to check out. Go meet an artist at work in their studio. Don't miss out on another free museum late night. There is something to do for everyone, whether you're a gallery hopping veteran or someone who moved to Chicago last week.  
 
The full list for openings happening the rest of the month and into August is  HERE. CGN's Calendar of Events page also has a range of events listed that take place through the summer. Some highlights that are ending or taking place soon are detailed below. Before you know it, the fall frenzy will be here! 

There's lots to do - enjoy & we'll see you in the galleries!

CGN



Gallery Openings
 
Pick a night and set out to see art in your neighborhood or in a new destination you have yet to visit. The suburbs in particular have a lot going on in early August. The list is here. Don't forget that CGN offers FREE Saturday gallery tours in River North and West Loop on if you're in the mood for coffee instead of wine with your art. 

Art in the Loop
 
State Street Gallery is right in the heart of the Loop, so instead of taking summer visitors to the usual destinations, stop into this gallery from Robert Morris University. While you're in the area, check out the August 1 First Thursday Pop-Up Art Loop and the Chicago Loop Alliance's latest installation, FLOAT

AFRICOBRA
 
Opening July 26 and running through September 29, AFRICOBRA: Art and Impact is the third of a series of exhibitions focused on the history and aesthetic influences of AfriCOBRA. Taking place at the DuSable Museum. Public reception Friday, Jul 26, 7-9pm. Look for more AFRICOBRA events and programming this summer and fall. 
American Craft Exposition returns August 23-25
CGN Partner PostCasey

 

 

Pictured above:    Left: Fiber decorative piece by Martha Fieber    Right: Metal piece by Darlys Ewoldt

 

The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Evanston & Glenbrook Hospitals presents one of the country's most distinguished craft shows, the American Craft Exposition (ACE). A nationally recognized and celebrated event, this juried indoor exposition and sale of fine craft features one-of-a-kind pieces, luxury collections and uniquely creative artwork from the country's leading artists showcasing new achievements in jewelry, ceramics, metal, fashion wearables, glass, furniture, fiber decorative, leather, wood, mixed media and baskets. Funds raised at ACE will support pioneering research at NorthShore that is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. 

 

American Craft Exposition

americancraftexpo.org 

August 23-25 (preview party August 22)

The Henry Crown Sports Pavilion Northwestern University

2311 N. Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60208

Lincoln St. at the Lakefront, East of Sheridan Road

Homebodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art
Through October 13
CGN Partner Postrandolph

 

Image: 1979 Francesca Woodman

Homebodies presents work by contemporary artists who examine the space of the home, both literally and metaphorically, as an integral site for making art. Featuring an expansive range of artworks, some made of materials found in the domestic sphere, and others that represent or recreate a sense of domesticity, Homebodies demonstrates a new understanding of how the domestic context has influenced the creation and interpretation of contemporary art. Including internationally known artists like Rachel Whiteread and Doug Aitkin, Homebodies also features Chicago-based artists such as Dzine.

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

220 E. Chicago Ave. (60611)

Tel 312-280-2660 
Tu 10-8 (free); W-Su 10-5; closed M
www.mcachicago.org 

Guillaume Simoneau, Caroline, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2008

Backstory 
at MoCP 

Backstory: LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude and Guillaume Simoneau is on view now at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). 

The three featured artists in this exhibition tell autobiographical stories by intertwining personal narrative with social, political, and cultural conditions of place. 

By mixing familial and communal histories, the artists blur boundaries between personal and collective as they mirror the fluidity of our information-saturated world. Details HERE
 


Artist Talks at Elmhurst Art Museum

If you're looking for a stimulating weeknight activity this summer, stop into the Elmhurst Art Museum for one of their upcoming Friday Night Artist Talks. You can spend some time at the museum as well as meet and learn from the exhibiting artists. FREE. No reservations needed.
 
Coming up: 
* July 26: Adam Scott, 6:30pm 
* August 2: Jessica Labatte, 6:30pm 
 
150 Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst (60126) 
Tel 630-834-0202 
www.elmhurstartmuseum.org



CGN in 2014:

        
The fall issue of CGN will soon be here. Watch our website for fall updates in August,
If you're planning ahead for 2014, get in touch early for our January-April issue. If you have a gallery or business you would like to promote, please contact us to discuss listing options and rates. 


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