Weekly Events Calendar: 08.09.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Farnsworth House Tour PLUS by Bus
    • “This extraordinary tour by deluxe motor coach traces the Chicago career of the 20th century’s most influential Modernist architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, including a selection of his most important buildings and an extended visit to Farnsworth House (in Plano, IL), considered by many the iconic masterpiece of the Modernist movement.”
    • Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Upcoming dates: August 13 and 24 (additional dates on website)

  • Wolfgang Tillmans closes at MCA this week
    • Tillmans’ presentation at the MCA features photographic and video works drawn from the entirety of his career.
    • MCA, 220 E. Chicago Ave.
    • Through August 13

  • Vera Scekic: Bilateral Symmetry exhibition
    • “Scekic’s work spans the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and drawing. The installation is comprised of hundreds of circular shapes made from poured acrylic on drafting film. Each form, molded by serendipity and gravity and organized in an unnatural system, encourages viewers to appreciate the vibrant colors, but also sensitizes us to how information is organized and analyzed.”
    • Hyde Park Art Center Loop Gallery, 69 W. Washington
    • Opens August 14

  • The Colors of Identity: Polish Art at Home and Abroad, 1890-1939
    • “With more than sixty paintings, sculptures, and drawings, all on loan from the private collection of Tom Podl, The Colors of Identity traces the complex expression of national identity and international perspective that define this critical period of Polish modern art.”
    • Smart Museum of Art, U of C, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
    • Through Sept. 17

  • Bodybuilder & Sportsman’s Gallery 2 Summer Exhibition
    • Including Scott Fife, Robyn O’Neil, David Schutter, Scott Wolniak
    • John Hancock Center, 25th floor, 875 N. Michigan Ave #2510
    • Through Sept. 1

  • WITHiNSIGHT Summer ’06
    • Featuring CPC photographers Tom Cantos, John Crouch, Cara Frison, Angela Garbot, Karla Hauser, Jacobina Martin, Julie Sielaff and Ramnath Siva
    • Chicago Photography Center
    • August 11, sneak preview party