Weekly Events Calendar: 08.01.07

Weekly Events Calendar: 08.01.07

Heather Blaha
Aug 1, 2007

Untitled, 2007 oil on canvas by Steve Zieverink

Art & Design Events...

  • Today starts our month-long "Escapes" theme on Apartment Therapy.
    • Homes away from home. Lake cottages. Exotic visits. Weekend getaways. Extensive holidays. Great hotels. Hot spots for camping.
    • We'd love to flesh out this list with ideas and photos of your summer escapes...so send them in!
    • Email us: chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com

  • Unit 2 Art Collective
    • A group show featuring new works by fourteen artists from the Chicago area.
    • 1040 N. Halsted
    • Opening reception: Friday, August 3, 6-10 pm;

  • Relative Closeness: Photographs of Family and Friends
    • "Relative Closeness presents the work of artists who focus their cameras on their own friends, families, and homes. These artists explore their immediate environments and the people who anchor them, as a way to reflect upon their own mortality."
    • Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan
    • Through August 8

  • Living Modern: German and Austrian Art and Design, 1890–1933
    • "More than one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, and household designs from the Smart Museum's collection represent several major artistic and design movements of the period."
    • Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
    • Through September 16

  • Rob Snyder: Rivers, Pools, Piles and More Convenient Truths
    • Large scale glass installations
    • Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior St.
    • Through August 25

  • Postwar Works on Paper
    • "Showcasing work by some of the most significant artists of the postwar era, this exhibition celebrates a significant gift by the Gidwitz family to the museum. The Adele and Willard Gidwitz Endowment will fund future acquisitions for the Department of Prints and Drawings."
    • The Art Institute of Chicago, 110 S. Michigan Ave.
    • Through Aug. 5

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