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Obviously, this list needs to go to 11.

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Top 5 Chicago Art Shows of 2013

by Alicia Eler on December 18, 2013

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CHICAGO — Thick snowflakes drift from the gray sky above, the energy-sapping inflatable Christmas decorations are in a constant state of blowing across front lawns citywide, and even my parents’ German Shepherd needs a sweater. It must be that time of year again, when the last of this season’s art exhibitions either close their doors or stick it out into January.

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It’s sometimes hard to stay positive about development in New York when Frank Lloyd Wright buildings can disappear in the blink of an eye and everything seems to be turning into condos. However, it’s not all bad news, and 2013 had plenty of optimistic progress in architecture and urban design.

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My Year in Art: A Top 6

by Jillian Steinhauer on December 31, 2012

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I’d like to start with a disclaimer: Top 5, 10, whatever lists make me nervous. They feel so definitive, so set in stone, and that makes me uncomfortable. What happens when my opinions evolve (as they inevitably will), or when I change my mind tomorrow, or if I accidentally forget something?

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12 Standout Museum Shows of 2012

by Jillian Steinhauer on December 28, 2012

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Yes, yes, we know it’s customary, at this time of year, to round things up into nice, even groupings of 5 and 10. But there were too many strong museum shows to choose from in 2012, and we just couldn’t narrow down the list any further. So here, in no particular order, are the 12 museum exhibitions that stood out the most: shows that broke new ground, or got everyone talking, or just gave us some really great art. Maybe there will be a lucky 13 to single out next year.

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Top 5 Chicago Shows of 2012

by Alicia Eler on December 28, 2012

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CHICAGO — Let’s get one thing straight, East and West Coasters: Chicago is not just that city of corrupt politicians, huge gusts of wind, lake effect snow, too much beer, deep dish pizza, da Bears, the forever-losing cubs, the Renzo Piano Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, and that stopover between New York City and Los Angeles. Chicago is all of that and so much more.

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Post image for 10 Hyperallergic Posts From 2012 That Deserve Another Look

While some posts get all the attention, links, comments, and shares, there are always others that I’d wish would get more attention. These are often some of the most thought-provoking posts that fall under the radar of most readers for whatever reason. Here are my picks (in no particular order) for posts I think are worth a second look.

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10 Pivotal Moments for Digital Art in 2012

by Kyle Chayka on December 27, 2012

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2012 was a great year for digital art. As Tumblr rocketed over 25 million hits a month and Instagram became a new venue for creative expression, artists continued to traverse the internet’s sprawling landscape and confront us with the weirdness of our own experiences of virtual space. In this end-of-year roundup, I’ll look at ten events, moments, and trends that marked these past 12 months in digital art.

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10 Biggest Art Disasters of 2012

by Hrag Vartanian on December 27, 2012

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What a year. Highs, lows, and bloopers. Here is our take on the art, architecture, and design drama that was.

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While we at Hyperallergic pride ourselves for our quality and engaging posts, we are also always amused to find out what becomes popular online and brings us oodles of eyeballs. People often ask me “what makes a popular story” and while some things are predictable (SHOCK! CONTROVERSY! O MY!) others are not.

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