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- A Happy Little New Age Exhibit: A Review of "New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival" at the DePaul Art Museum The exhibit forces us to question the relationship between the things we find popular and what we consider art.
- The Heart Is Where The Art Is: 3Arts Supports Diversity and Inclusion in Chicago's Art World The eleventh year of the Chicago-based arts philanthropic powerhouse's annual awards reaffirms the organization's commitment to supporting women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities.
- Art That Refuses to Be Walked All Over: A Review of Jessica Campbell at the Museum of Contemporary Art Campbell has a rare gift for revealing harsh truths with dark, funny, sumptuously textured pictures.
- The Art of Advertising: A Review of "Everyone’s Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground" These travel posters have a faith in our dynamic secular world that so much twentieth century art does not share (and not a single church is offered as a preferred destination!).
- A Timeless Art Waxes and Wanes: A Review of "Encaustic 2017" at the Bridgeport Art Center The ancient technique of wax-based painting finds new directions in this multifarious group show.
- Artists for Revolutionary Change: A Review of Medu Art Ensemble at the Art Institute of Chicago Artists like Mnyele, Seidman and Pelo wrestled with the question of what role artists—and other cultural workers—should play in the battle for revolutionary change.