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CHICAGO — Confessions of an arts writer: my background is in theater design.

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Post image for Returning “Topless Cellist” Charlotte Moorman to Her Rightful Place in the Avant-Garde

EVANSTON, Ill. — A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s, currently on view at the Northwestern University’s Block Museum, is a masterful (if only slightly overwhelming) orchestration of original artworks and archival materials that examines the legacy of avant-garde performer Charlotte Moorman.

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Post image for Reckoning with Pop Art’s Irrepressible Popularity

CHICAGO — Three major exhibitions devoted to Pop art that opened last year broadened the purview of this movement as a primarily Western (American) phenomenon by unearthing lesser-known artists to provide a global view of art in the 1960s and ‘70s.

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Now available for rent on Airbnb is a full-size, 3D replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “The Bedroom” (1889), complete with rustic twin bed, pale violet walls, copper-green wood floor, and straw hat on a peg.

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Post image for A Curatorial Project Explores What It Means to Organize Your Own Community

PHILADELPHIA — What’s the best way to engage a person in caring for someone different from him/herself?

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Comics

Animal Bones as an Artistic Medium

by Caroline Picard on January 27, 2016

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For the grand reopening of New Capital, a well-loved art space that’s been closed for two years, Chicago-based artist Rebecca Beachy has installed a wide-ranging bone collection.

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Post image for A Performance in Chicago Reimagines Caesar’s Bridge

I think of the stage as a bridge upon which our imagination can be embodied.

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Post image for A Performance Artist Draws with His Teeth

Tomorrow at noon, visual and performing artist Tony Orrico will sit down at an eight-by-eight-foot sheet of paper and begin to chew.

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Post image for From Emoticon to Ellen Degeneres, an Index of the Most Popular Wikipedia Articles

CHICAGO — According to Jason Salavon’s “The Master Index (Semaphore),” we are all a little more interested in Kanye West than masturbation.

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Post image for How a Set of Rediscovered 19th-Century Japanese Doors Leads to Frank Lloyd Wright

Last week, a trio of late-19th-century Japanese sliding door paintings, originally believed to be missing or destroyed, finally emerged after years spent hidden in a Chicago Park District storage facility.

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