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  • A woman watches the crowd during the grand reopening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, April 5. The balcony, outside Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, is the site where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

    National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopensApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean. The powerful, visceral exhibit sets the tone for an evocative, newly immersive museum experience that chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America. The main section of the museum reopened April 5.

     
  • Auditions and art showsApr 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Auditions and artist calls starting Friday, April 11, 2014, in Chicago and the suburbs.

     
  • This image provided by the Art Institute of Chicago via Art Everywhere shows Edward Hopper's 1942 “Nighthawks.”

    American art to flood U.S. billboards this summerApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Five museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, say they are organizing the largest outdoor art show to showcase American art nationwide this summer. Beginning Monday, curators are asking the public to vote online to choose which artwork will be featured on 50,000 displays for the “Art Everywhere” initiative in August.

     
  • “Bountiful Blue,” a painting by Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker, will be on display April 17-May 2 as part of her solo show, “Sharing Color,” at the Kavanagh Gallery of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

    Longtime painting teacher shines in solo show at Fine LineApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

     
  • Arlington Heights portrait artist William Chambers shakes hands with Hollywood film director Steven Spielberg at the 2014 Lincoln Leadership Dinner.

    Arlington Hts. artist’s portrait of Spielberg hangs in SpringfieldApr 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Arlington Heights portrait artist William Chambers recently received a priority letter from a rather surprising source: Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg. The handwritten note thanked Chambers for his recent painting of Spielberg. “I can imagine I’m not an easy subject to paint,” Spielberg wrote. “My wife is a painter and when she saw your work, she was very impressed, and I must admit, so was I!”

     
  • Visitor stands at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.

    Exhibition by Jewish museum shows pre-WWII lifeApr 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    A new exhibition at Warsaw’s Jewish history museum shows how the Jewish community and the city interacted with and influenced each other for centuries until World War II. The “Warszawa, Warsze” — “Warsaw” in Polish and Yiddish — exhibition opens Friday at the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and will run through June 30. It uses films, daily use objects, pictures and sound recordings to recreate the atmosphere of Jewish life.

     
  • Congressional art contest accepting entriesApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s office announced Tuesday. High school students who reside or attend school in the 8th Congressional District may participate.

     
  • Visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry’s “National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers” exhibit come face to face with an 11-foot-long sculpted shark.

    ‘You can be an explorer’ at MSI's new exhibitMar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    National Geographic’s photographers have been journeying to the world’s most remote regions for more than a century to bring back incredible and inspiring pictures. Now you can learn about what goes into taking those photos at the traveling exhibit “National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers,” which runs at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry through Sept. 1.

     
  • John Coltrane’s Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone, one of three principal saxophones Coltrane played, is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian.

    Coltrane’s sax joins Smithsonian jazz collectionMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    One of John Coltrane’s tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian. Coltrane’s son, musician Ravi Coltrane, donated one of his father’s three principal tenor saxophones to the National Museum of American History on Wednesday.

     
  • Join an opening reception of the traveling exhibit, “Gourds: The Creations and Collections of Virginia Umberger,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Elgin Public Museum.

    Grower, artist exhibits works with gourds at Elgin museumMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Public Museum will host the traveling exhibit, "Gourds: The Creations and Collections of Virginia Umberger." The 104-year-old Umberger has lived in Elgin for the past 64 years. When she and her late husband started growing gourds, it didn't take long before the couple was totally immersed in the history, art and culture of Lagenaria siceraria, also known as gourds.

     
  •  Elgin photographer Ferris Moorhouse is shown in a self portrait with his Speed Graphic camera. Moorhouse, who took photos of many area weddings in the 1940s and 1950s, did not label his files, and his son, who owns the collection, is trying to identify the photos.

    Vintage photos mystery: Are these your relatives?Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dale Moorhouse of Elgin has hundreds of wedding pictures he’d like to identify. The only trouble is, he’s not sure who to ask. “My father, Ferris Moorhouse, took photos at many Elgin area weddings in the 1940s and ‘50s,” said Moorhouse. But Ferris died in 1998, and Dale inherited his father's images -- which are not labeled.

     
  • 2014 winner by Liv Bertaud of Copeland Manor School in Libertyville.

    Libertyville fifth-grader wins state poster contestMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    Liv Bertaud, a 10-year-old fifth-grader at Copeland Manor School in Libertyville, took first place is a statewide arts education poster contest. The winners recently were honored by the State Board of Education at the Governor's Mansion in Springfield.

     
  • A damaged New York Fire Department truck is part of the collection of artifacts for the National September 11 Museum. The long-awaited museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public at the World Trade Center site on May 21, officials announced Monday, March 24.

    NYC museum dedicated to 9/11 victims opens May 21Mar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A New York City museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public May 21. The opening will follow a May 15 ceremony and a six-day dedication period. Officials announced the dates Monday. During the dedication period, the museum at the World Trade Center site will be open around the clock for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers.

     
  • MHS hosts student art showMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The works of Mundelein High School art students will be on display during a two-day art show Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9.

     
  • Annelies Kamen, a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is interested in making art that appears as a system: “a set of symbols, indications, negations and constructions.”

    National Juried Art Exhibition opens at Harper for 37th yearMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    A juried art show has opened this week at Harper College, that not only drew nearly 500 entries from around the country, but has roots in the famous claims its roots in the Parisian studio Atelier 17, one of the most influential print workshops of the 20th century .

     
  • Reidin Dintzner of Woodstock checks out photographs including a portrait of Igor Stravinsky during a tour of the photographic show of Arnold Newman Sunday at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda. The “Arnold Newman: Luminaries” exhibit runs through Aug. 17.

    Exhibit on portrait photographer continues into AugustMar 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Young artists participated in the Lake County Discover Museum's "Look, Learn, Create-Portrait of the Artist" program Sunday, and learned more about photographer Arnold Newman.

     
  • John Knudsen in front of a 60 x 45-inch oil painting called Cityscape he finished in the late 1970s. Here he wove texture and color in the buildings, trucks, the ‘L’, construction, light poles and the old water towers of Chicago.

    Longtime Palatine artist was first full-time Harper faculty member Mar 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The first full-time teacher at Harper College has died. John Knudsen, a prolific artist in his own right, taught the college's two-dimensional studio courses, developed a specialty for painting and printmaking, and help create the Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition. “John was committed to growing the art department,” says Margaret Buchen, Harper College’s art curator.

     
  • Grayslake Central art show:Mar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Central High School plans to host an art show next month. Officials said an opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for the annual student art show.

     
  • Grayslake Central art show:Mar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Central High School plans to host an art show next month. Officials said an opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, for the annual student art show.

     
  • Trickster Art Gallery celebrates new exhibits SaturdayMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Trickster Art Gallery, the only Native American owned and operated art institution in Illinois, will open two new exhibitions and present Native performances from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22. The evening will start with the opening of the new Native designed and installed children hands-on exhibition: “Walking Through Native Land.”

     
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