Monthly Archives: January 2014

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European Artists Revitalize Chicago Art Scene

Chicago has seen somewhat of a European invasion into the art scene in recent years.  The Renaissance Society, the Logan Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art have all hired curators from Europe, and all three are doing some very exciting work. One of the most impressive is Solveig  Øvstebø, who is now leading The Renaissance Society.  After Susanne Ghez, who held […]

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Experience Chicago in a New Way

Looking at the Chicago skyline makes us appreciate how visually impressive the city is that we live in.  But when was the last time that you looked at the buildings that make up the skyline?  Look closely.  I can bet that even many Chicago natives haven’t taken the time to get to know the great […]

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Artists Merge Art and Science to Save Lives

Art and science may seem at opposite ends of the spectrum, but when they come together they can create a great deal of good.  In a new exhibition in London, called “Foreign Bodies, Common Ground,” we see the work of six artists-in-residents with Art in Global Health Program. Their work, mostly in developing nations in […]

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Dance + Art = A Whole New Experience

What happens when you mix ballet dancers and a contemporary visual artist?  Something spectacular. The New York City Ballet, in a quest to bring more art into their performance space, has teamed up with JR, a New York artist who became famous for pasting over-sized photographs in public spaces.  JR’s vision was to change the […]

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Frank Thomas Inducted into Baseball Hall 0f Fame

Whether you root for the Cubs or the Sox come baseball season, all of Chicago can join together when one of the city’s most loved baseball players is recognized and celebrated.  Last month former White Sox player, Frank Thomas, was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he was born in Georgia, Frank […]

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Overcome Winter Blues with Chicago Art

As winter drags on with the cold, short daylight hours, and snow, it’s easy to begin to feel just…blah.  Perk yourself up by taking in an art exhibition or two this season.  Here are three exhibits that are not to be missed this winter in the Chicago area: 1. “Reading Women” by Carrie Schneider at Monique Meloche […]

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3 Ways Chicago Rocked Art in 2013

  With an abundance of museums, galleries, and artists, Chicago has always been a center for art.  And 2013 brought even more art and opportunity to our city.  Here are three ways that last year rocked for the Chicago art world. Chicago rocked: 1. Art fairs. Although we lost the MDW fair for artist-run galleries, Chicago bounced […]

Omri Amrany Shortlisted for Mars One Project

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Co-Founder Omri Amrany Shortlisted for Mars One Project

The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is excited to announce that co-founder Omri Amrany is part of an elite group of people selected for a chance to go to the planet Mars. Out of 200,000 applicants, the privately planned space mission called Mars One has cut their list of possible space explorers down to just […]

Are Museums Loosening Restrictions on Photography?

Modern times bring modern influences on art.  Projections and high quality sound systems have brought new ways for us to experience ait.  New preservation and restoration techniques have allowed old art to be seen in new ways.  And now there is another modern trend influencing the art world – the “selfie”. A “selfie” is a photograph of yourself, […]