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Expo Chicago reveals more than 170 exhibitors for first edition since acquisition by Frieze

The long-running Midwestern fair was acquired by the London-based fair company in summer 2023

$100,000 in prizes will allow museums, hotels and others to acquire works at Expo Chicago in 2024

The boost in prize funds comes as the first edition of the Chicago fair since its acquisition by Frieze approaches

New 3D documentary tells the multidimensional story of American artist H.C. Westermann

Westermann’s hand-carved wooden sculptures pop off cinema screens in Los Angeles and Chicago this month

Fresh ‘Avocado Salad’ painting by Wayne Thiebaud could fetch $1.8m at Hindman

The rare savoury still-life from 1962 will return to the market for the first time in at least 55 years

Access to Anish Kapoor’s Chicago 'bean' limited until 2024 due to construction

Work in Millennium Park will keep tourists and Chicagoans from the massive selfie beacon

The Big Review: Gary Simmons: Public Enemy at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago ★★★★★

A powerful retrospective of the New York-born artist that is all too timely in its examination of racism in American culture

Massive Jean Dubuffet sculpture will be moved to the Art Institute of Chicago

It will be on long-term loan from the Illinois State Museum while its current home, the Thompson Center, is converted into Google offices

Joe Biden to establish US national monument honouring Emmett Till, whose 1955 murder shocked the nation

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument will include sites in Mississippi and Illinois

Inspired by the Seine: an ambitious exhibition with Van Gogh’s Parisian landscapes opens in Chicago

Only one photograph of Vincent as an adult survives, drinking at a riverside café—but he turns his back on the camera

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A Kusama installation fails to inspire wonder in Chicago

An immersive work by the beloved Japanese artist at Chicago’s WNDR Museum disappoints

Thomas Kong, who transformed a Chicago convenience store into an art environment, has died

Beloved in Chicago, the artist worked in a small corner shop that doubled as his studio

Hank Willis Thomas and Coby Kennedy reach for the skies with Chicago airport sculpture

The artists’ installation, featuring two monumental hands reaching out to each other, has been installed at O’Hare International Airport

The three top Van Gogh exhibitions of the year all open this May

Shows in Amsterdam, Chicago and New York break new ground, presenting the artist’s finest work done on the outskirts of Paris and in Provence

Former Art Institute of Chicago employee pleads guilty to embezzling $2m from the museum

Michael Maurello may face up to 20 years in prison for his financial misdeeds at the museum

Art in the Windy City: Expo Chicago fair and beyond

Plus, how Northern Ireland's museums are marking 25 years since the Good Friday Agreement and an extravagant portrait of a 19th century French actor

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Dealers report strong first-day sales as Expo Chicago’s largest edition yet draws a 'critical mass' of Midwestern collectors

Collectors from the Midwest and beyond turned up for the fair’s VIP preview, as did the city’s next mayor and one of its most famous rappers

Famed Florida collector Beth Rudin DeWoody shows off her Chicago purchases

Opening during Expo Chicago, the exhibition “Neo Chicago” highlights works in DeWoody’s vast collection by artists with ties to the city, from McArthur Binion and Angel Otero to Amy Sherald

Chance the Rapper becomes Chance the Curator at Expo Chicago

The beloved Chicagoan rapper will present works related to his forthcoming album, Star Line Gallery, at the fair

Derrick Adams’s unicorns are taking over Chicago

In addition to rideable unicorn sculptures at Expo Chicago, the city’s vast projection art venue Art on theMart will feature footage of Adams’s mystical animal statues

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Expo Chicago fair turns ten: dealers say low cost of living and greater freedom to experiment nurtures US city’s art scene

Chicago is benefiting from a new generation of innovative collectors and a rich cultural ecosystem

A new show at Dia Chelsea aims to be a glowing tribute to Chryssa and her neons

The influence of New York on the Greek-born artist informs an exhibition designed to fill in the gaps of her story

Celebrated Chicago museum co-founder’s vast Outsider art collection heads to auction

A cut of the sale’s proceeds will benefit the Intuit museum as it plans for expansion

Ukrainian artists’ monumental projection takes over Chicago riverfront

A projection by Kyiv-based studio PHOTINUS and based on composer Mykola Leontovych's work is taking over a building in Chicago, which is home to a large Ukrainian diaspora community

The sitcom as social critique: Martine Syms foregrounds Black banality in major Chicago exhibition

The Los Angeles artist’s exploration of the Black experience in the US can be poignant, humorous and unsettling, as evidenced in her solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Report on Chicago's monuments urges removal of Columbus statues, creation of markers that tell city's 'true and complete history'

The city’s department of cultural affairs is also giving $50,000 grants to eight projects to create new temporary or permanent monuments

Maya Lin to create sculptural fountain for the Obama Presidential Center

The sculpture, “Seeing Through the Universe”, will be installed on the centre’s grounds in an area honouring Barack Obama’s mother

Expo Chicago picks Americas Society and Macba curators to organise fair's special sections in 2023

Museu d'art contemporani de Barcelona curator Claudia Segura and Americas Society director Aimé Iglesias Lukin will oversee the fair’s large-scale art and emerging gallery programmes, respectively

Chicago’s ten-ton Jean Dubuffet sculpture will be relocated after Google buys building where it has long stood

The tech giant is moving into the Thompson Center, forcing its biggest and oldest tenant—a 29ft-tall Dubuffet—to go elsewhere