Category Archives: Temporary Exhibition: Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Special Events /DCASE



The Story Chair

Location: Chicago Cultural Center

What is it? This is the centerpiece of the custom designed furniture of Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, from which stories are read at library programs.

The example displayed here is a prototype created by Hammond, Beeby and Babka – the architectural firm responsible for the Sulzer design. Its design and handpainting was created by the project’s supervising...

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Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College

Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery at Chicago Cultural Center.

Temporary Exhibition: January 21-June 25, 2017.

Admission Fee: Free

This exhibition presents all 32 doors painted by Eugene Eda for the stairwells of the original, now demolished Malcolm X College. Painted in 1971,  the monumental doors are a landmark of the...

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

Location: Exhibit Hall & Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North, at.. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago.

Temporary Exhibition: February 6-May 1, 2016.

Strandbeest: the Dream machines of Theo Jansen is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum [PEM], Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet, the tour's National Sponsor, provided generous support...

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Above Image: Dr. Richard Powell [curator of the exhibition] and Daniel Schulman [Director of Visual Arts for DCASE, Chicago] at the Opening Reception.


Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Temporary Exhibition: March 7 - August 31, 2015

Location: Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor at Chicago Cultural Center.

Admission is FREE!

The exhibition is presented by the Chicago...

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Archibald Motley's Fat Man

Continued from the post: Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist... click here..

One of the fun features of the exhibition is spotting Motley's "Fat Man" in numerous paintings.

Who is this Fat Man?

I became aware of the character of Archibald Motley's "Fat Man" in the lecture by curator Dr. Richard Powell,  on the day of the Opening Reception of...

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