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Communal Curiosity in the Suburbs of Chicago: Heidi Norton at Elmhurst Art Museum

by Robin Dluzen on August 12, 2014
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Initially, Heidi Norton’s Prismatic Nature at the Elmhurst Art Museum looks very trendy—live plants are all the rage. However, Norton is arguably one of the reasons why there is a plants-in-the-gallery trend in the first place. With the addition of all of this literal and literary content to peruse, Prismatic Nature has a distinct emphasis on research—though not the dry, didactic kind…

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Chicago Art Handlers and Teamsters Fight Over Results of Unionization Vote

by Henry Kaye on June 3, 2014
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The results of the art handlers’ vote remain on hold.

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Revising History With the Nasher’s “Jazz Age” Retrospective

by Whitney Kimball on June 2, 2014
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On its first stop in a national tour, “Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist” reintroduces viewers to a Harlem Renaissance painter who seems to have little to do with any movement at all.

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We Went To Chicago: The Horrors of Parenthood, The Strength of Drawings

by Robin Dluzen and Damien James on May 19, 2014
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Ana Casas Broda’s photographs of her young boys suckling on her breasts spark quite a bit of discussion. Her work is part of a larger show on motherhood called Home Truths at The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Also discussed: William J. O’Brien at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

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[UPDATE] Allegations Emerge Against Mana-Terry Dowd for Intimidating Art Handlers

by Corinna Kirsch on April 16, 2014
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With the art handlers’ union vote coming up in just over a week, allegations have emerged charging Mana-Terry Dowd with voter interference.

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Art Museums Might Become More Diverse, Thanks to the Mellon Foundation

by Corinna Kirsch on January 6, 2014
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Are art museums far too white? Well, yes.

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