Jerry’s Map Exhibition Set 2 is currently on view at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago
Thomas Hart Benton on the Block
The artist’s original painting used in a liquor ad comes up for auction in Chicago
Tiffany church windows at the Driehaus Museum
Chicago was very good to Louis Comfort Tiffany and the artist-designers who passed through his studio
Art Deco in the Toddlin’ Town
Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America, distributed for the Chicago Art Deco Society by Yale University Press, provides an occasion for examining the city’s art deco history. Through five scholarly essays and 101 notable objects and buildings, Art Deco Chicago reevaluates art deco’s and Chicago’s cultural and economic contributions to the United States during the Machine Age.
The Middle Ages meets the Digital Age in Chicago
A glimpse of the possible future of museum displays of historical artifacts can be seen in the recent opening of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.
All About Eats: Art and the American Imagination in Chicago
from The Magazine ANTIQUES, November/December 2013 | Fig. 7. Melons and Morning Glories by Peale, 1813. Inscribed “Raphaelle Peale Painted/Philadelphia Septr. 3d. 1813” at lower right. Oil on canvas, 20 ¾ by 25 ¾ inches. Smithsonian American Art Museum, gift of Paul Mellon. Not so long ago you could learn how to cook an opossum by consulting The Joy of Cooking. …
Saving the Ark: Chicago’s grand synagogue Agudas Achim
Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood is tucked between the high-end shops of Michigan Avenue and the outskirts of suburban Evanston. In the early twentieth century large numbers of Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants settled there, until new roads and growing incomes pulled them away from the city in the years after World War II. They left behind the apartments, stores, and synagogues their parents …
Walk into any Chicago antiques shop and you will see that hauteur does not work as a sales tactic in the Midwest. Neither, for the most part, does period purism. The Chicago market is vibrant but eclectic, driven in part by a demand for modern objects that reflect the city’s skyline. Chicago may be the only American city in which …
Not for sale: An exquisitely made collection of miniature furniture
An exquisitely made collection of miniature furniture that was bought, sold, and bought again by Connecticut antiques dealers takes up permanent residence