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Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2009: Art & Museums

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Olafur Eliasson, Museum of Contemporary Art
Your Pal, Cliff: Selections from the H.C. Westermann Study Collection, Smart Museum
Paul Chan, Renaissance Society
Mary Lou Zelazny, Hyde Park Art Center
James Castle: A Retrospective, Art Institute of Chicago
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Gallery Shows
Rob Carter, Ebersmoore Gallery
Big Youth, Corbett vs. Dempsey
Sarah Krepp, Roy Boyd Gallery
Everybody! Visual resistance in feminist health movements, 1969-2009, I Space
Ali Bailey, Golden Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Alt-Space Shows
Carroll Dunham, He Said She Said
Stolen, Garage Spaces
Psychic Reality, Heaven Gallery
Dr wax captures the big and small machines for the enjoyment of the people, DOVA Temporary
Young Sun Han, Swimming Pool Project Space
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Print Shows
Buddhist Printing at the Derge Parkhang, Columbia College Center for Book & Paper Arts
Multiples, Parts, and Pieces, Art Institute of Chicago
Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago, Green Lantern Gallery
Egle Vertelkaite and Birute Zokaityte, Chicago Cultural Center
New prints from Fresh Hot Press, Western Exhibtions
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Spaces We’ll Miss
Scott Projects
I Space
Twelve Galleries
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 New Spaces
Clutch Gallery
Eel Space
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Painting Shows
Austin Eddy, Golden Gallery
Will Staples, 65Grand
Constellations, Museum of Contemporary Art
Now that’s what I call painting, Scott Projects
Pop Sizzle Hum, Tony Wight Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Drawing Shows
Midwestern Blab, A+D Gallery
Chuck Walker, Linda Warren Gallery
Deb Sokolow, Spertus Museum
Molly Springfield, Thomas Robertello Gallery
Eric Ellis, The Coop
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Groundbreakers
The Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago
Tamms Year Ten mud stenciling
Studio Chicago year-long exhibition program
Brains, Brilliancy, Bohemia: Art & Politics in Jazz-Age Chicago, Mess Hall
The Opportunity Shop
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Design Shows
Public Works, Andrew Rafacz Gallery
Konstantin Grcic, Art Institute of Chicago
Dimension and Typography, I Space
Criteria, A+D Gallery
Memphis, Milano, Rowley Kennerk Gallery
—Jason Foumberg

Top 5 Photography Shows at University Galleries
Iran Inside Out, DePaul University Art Museum
Nina Berman, Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
Representations of Shanghai and Its Contemporary Material Culture, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Double Exposure, DePaul University Art Museum
Jon Lowenstein and Carlos Javier Ortiz, Roosevelt University Gage Gallery
—Michael Weinstein

Top 5 Photography Shows at Galleries and Public Museums
Crisanta de Guzman, Woman Made Gallery
Liu Bolin, Schneider Gallery
Bert Hardy, Stephen Daiter Gallery
Photographs of the Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire, City Gallery
Barbara Crane, Chicago Cultural Center
—Michael Weinstein

Top 5 Art Controversies That Never Exploded
Peter Lemke ‘steals’ street art for his gallery
Authenticity of Rodin sculptures questioned at Loyola University Museum of Art
Spertus Museum cuts ambitious exhibition schedule
Artists threaten to protest Chicago Tribune for lack of African-American coverage
Grolsch quits free distribution at art openings
—Jason Foumberg

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