Ruth Lopez

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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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Museums

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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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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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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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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Museums

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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Museums

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