Ruth Lopez

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Ray Johnson at David Zwirner to Dawoud Bey at the Whitney

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Artists

The places you can’t go: Ellen Harvey recreates lost places

Her Disappointed Tourist project now includes more than 200 sites submitted by the public

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Exhibitions

Dawoud Bey on his new show spanning 1970s street photography to poignant nocturnal landscapes

The US photographer's travelling exhibition, which opens at the Whitney Museum in New York, charts his four decades documenting the African American experience

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Museums & Heritage

Artists withdraw their works from Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago group show

The move is the latest surge of simmering tensions between the museum, its workers and local arts groups

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Obituaries

Richard Driehaus, Chicago philanthropist and architecture patron, dies at 79

After purchasing and renovating the 1883 Nickerson House, he opened the historic mansion as an art and design museum

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Exhibitions

In new exhibition, timeless favourite Frida Kahlo finds fresh relevance during a time of isolation and illness

Delayed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, a show of the beloved Mexican artist’s work prepares to open in the Chicago suburbs with a full slate of virtual programming

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Colette

Underground New York artist Colette is reborn ‘victorious’ as crowdfunding saves her legendary Living Environment

The French Tunisian performer is hoping to find a permanent home for her immersive installation, hidden in storage for nearly 15 years

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Deaccessioning

Union League Club of Chicago considers selling a prized Monet to stay afloat

The decision has divided members, but there are hopes the work might stay in the Windy City

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Obituaries

Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, Outsider art champion and Art Preserve founder, has died, aged 79

She helped establish the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin as one of the leading institutions dedicated to self-taught artists

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US politics

Chicago students help Jenny Holzer get out the vote

Young citizens, many of them voting in their first presidential election, provide phrases to be shown on LED billboard trucks across the city

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Funding

Chicago non-profit 3Arts awards $150,000 to three women artists

In its largest round of grants ever, the arts club turned artist funder has created a new “Next Level” series of prizes

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election 2020

Anti-Trump artist billboards greet presidential candidates in Cleveland

Ahead of Tuesday’s debate, political action committee Artists United for Change rolled out a new campaign to #VoteThemOut aimed at five battleground states

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Fakes & copies

Experts weigh in on alleged art forgery ring in Michigan

Art historians explain why the work of lesser known artists with rising markets, like George Copeland Ault and Gertrude Abercrombie, might become the target of a fakes scheme

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Monuments

What to do with all those toppled monuments? Artist suggests turning Chicago dump site into sculpture park

The conceptual artist JB Daniel has offered a location for America’s unwanted statues in an industrial wasteland bounded by the Calumet River

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Attribution

Does a Minnesota college own a portrait by Edvard Munch?

Scientific evidence points to St Olaf College’s Portrait of Eva Mudocci being the real deal, but scholars of the artist’s work are reserving judgement

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Exhibitions

A careful collector’s gift of African objects and Modern art is celebrated in Detroit

New exhibition is dedicated to Margaret Demant—a passionate booster of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ collection

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Restoration

Theaster Gates hits the floor at Park Avenue Armory

The Chicago artist will mill a portion of the period wood for the $4m project to replace the historic New York building's floor

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Proposal for a Judy Chicago museum divides a New Mexico town

Some residents object to exhibition space, arguing that the artist’s work is pornographic

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Auctions

Public art advocates—and the artist himself—speak out against sale of Chicago library’s Kerry James Marshall mural

The work, commissioned in the 1990s for $10,000, is due to be sold at Christie’s, New York for an estimated $10m to $15m

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Exhibitions

Hairy who? The group that put a spell on the 1960s Chicago art scene

Art Institute of Chicago hosts first major survey of the loose artist collective

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Building projects

Tadao Ando designs Chicago art space dedicated to architecture and socially engaged work

The inaugural show at Wrightwood 659 will focus on Ando and Le Corbusier

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Exhibitions

Chicago’s Surrealists get the homecoming they deserve at the Arts Club

An exhibition at the historic private members club gives recognises a lesser known group of artists

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Exhibitions

Key figure of the Chicago Black Renaissance, Charles White, finally gets his due

Chicago, New York and Los Angeles to celebrate artist and activist after lengthy search for works

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Is Chicago’s Spertus museum making a come back?

After years of financial problems and timid programming, the Jewish cultural institute is re-emerging with projects like Ellen Rothenberg’s installation on immigration

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Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago opens a week of cross-collaboration in the city

A confluence of events and exhibitions makes the Windy City an art and design Mecca

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Expo Chicago

Expo Chicago courts the high-minded collector with interdisciplinary offerings

This year’s edition is designed to maximise crossover potential with the second Chicago Architecture Biennial

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Public art

The story behind the ‘controversial’ Picasso sculpture that became a symbol of Chicago

When it was first unveiled 50 years ago in the city centre, the monumental "homely" figure was not beloved by all

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Knight Foundation give $1.87m in grants to support digital projects at 12 museums

Among the winners is Lumin, a mobile app tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts that uses augmented reality and 3D animations to guide visitors through the museum

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Commercial galleries

Richard Gray Gallery opens new warehouse space in West Town, Chicago

A show of new work by Jim Dine inaugurates the building, while a concurrent display of his painting and drawing from the 1960s opens in the New York outpost

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Biennials & festivals

Terra Foundation reveals ambitious plans for Art Design Chicago in 2018

The year-long multi-venue festival will celebrate the city’s art and design legacy with 25 exhibitions

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Art fairs

'Manhattan advancing, Chicago unafraid': what to see at Expo Chicago

International galleries bring works that appeal to the local scene and collectors