Live Painting by Legendary Chicago Artist Tyrue Slang Jones.
Location: Daley Plaza, Chicago
Date: June 21, 2017.
Brought by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE].
Tyrue Slang Jones calls his work as Slangism. Check out his website.. click here..
The Pride and Perils of Chicago's Public Art
Temporary Exhibition: February 25 to July 30, 2017.
Location:Landmark Chicago Gallery, Ist Floor, Chicago Cultural Center.
Curated by Cultural Historian of Chicago: Tim Samuelson.
Part of Celebration of 2017 as as The Year of Public Art.
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...
Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College / Chicago’s hidden cultural gem now open to public at the People’s Palace.Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
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...
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...
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...
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...
2015: Chicago Celebrates Internationally Acclaimed Chicago’s Own Virtuoso Metalsmith Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of SculpturePosted by Jyoti Srivastava
Richard Hunt: Sixty Years of Sculpture
Temporary Exhibition: Dec 6, 2014 to March 29, 2015.
Location: Exhibit Hall at Chicago Cultural Center
Curator: Daniel Schulman, Director of Visual Arts at DCASE where DCASE is Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and...
How 1999 Cow Parade in Chicago inspired a Series of Public Art Projects raising Millions for CharitiesPosted by Jyoti Srivastava
.In the year 1999, Chicago had a very successful and in many ways a trend-setting exhibition, "Cows on Parade". It featured about 300 life-size fiber-glass cows, hand-painted by local artists, displayed in public spaces throughout the city of Chicago. After the exhibition was over, the Cow Parade cows are auctioned off, and...
Above Image: Haymarket Memorial – by Mary Brogger
The public art collection of the city of Chicago is overseen by the Visual Art department under Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE]. DCASE is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. There are many departments working under DCASE like Fashion,...