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Two Chicago museums are opening retrospective exhibits of famous artists this weekend that will run through the summer of 2022. A suburban gallery specializing in contemporary American artists just opened an exhibit featuring two local artists. All three exhibitions are worth perusing even though their styles are vastly different. All three feature artists who understand and treasure individual perspective.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is celebrating renowned Chicago multi-media artist Nick Cave in “Forothermore” from May 14 through Oct. 2, 2022.
What to expect: nature and fantasy-based installations sculptures, crafted and textural fashion, videos, performances and kinetic spinners hanging in the atrium and fourth-floor lobby..
The MCA is at 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL · (312) 280-2660. Visit MCA Chicago for hours, tickets and more information.
“Cezanne” opens at the Art Institute of Chicago May 15 and continues through Sept. 5, 2022.
The first Cezanne exhibition organized by the museum in more than 70 years and the first large retrospective of the artist in the United States in more than 25 years, the exhibit features 90 oil paintings, 40 watercolors and drawings and two sketchbooks and ranges from very well-known to rarer, seldom seen works.
Done in coordination with London’s Tate Modern, “Cezanne” includes, impressionist landscapes, portraits, allegorical paintings, bathing scenes and paintings of Montagne Sainte Victoire.
The exhibition is curated by the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gloria Groom, Chair and David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Painting and Sculpture of Europe, and Caitlin Haskell, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Tate Modern’s Natalia Sidlina, Curator, International Art.
The Art Institute of Chicago has two entrances: 111 S Michigan Ave and 159 E. Monroe St. For more information including tickets and hours visit AIC.
“Painted Short Stories” features works by award winning artists Rodgers Bechtold and Mary Jo O’Gara at the Anne Loucks Gallery in Glencoe. The exhibit opened April 29 and continues through June 20, 2022.
For more information visit Anne Loucks Gallery, 309 Park Ave., Glencoe, IL.