Art Basel Day 2: The Expo

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On our second day in Miami, we tackled the actual Art Basel exhibition. If you haven’t been to Miami for the art fair before, the actual Art Basel takes place in the Miami Convention Center in South Beach. It is a MASSIVE display of art from all over the world. However, as you’ve likely seen, … Continue reading

Night Heist Gala at the Art Institute

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June marked the fifth annual Night Heist gala at the Art Institute, and it was such a blast helping plan it with the Evening Associates board (follow us on Facebook for all our events!). This year’s featured exhibit was Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014. His massive and intricate aluminum and steel sculptures were the perfect backdrop … Continue reading

Lang Lang at the Lyric Opera

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Shortly after Pharrell Williams brought out Lang Lang during his slightly weird performance of “Happy” on the Grammy’s last year, I heard Lang Lang was coming to Chicago. I kind of wanted to go, but never ended up getting tickets. Then a couple weeks ago, my mom brought it up saying she wanted to go … Continue reading

Hebru Brantley featured at Chicago Cultural Center

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I love the collaborative relationship between Hebru Brantley and the city of Chicago. With the ever-growing fame he’s achieved nationwide, he stays in Chicago, supporting and growing the local art scene, and the city has reciprocated, supporting his public sculptures and solo exhibits. Brantley has gotten a lot of recognition (rightfully so) in Chicago, but … Continue reading

Christopher Wool at the Art Institute

During last month’s Unveiled Happy Hour for the Evening Associates at the Art Institute, I checked out the Christopher Wool exhibit, being featured now through May 11. Christopher Wool is an abstract painter from Chicago who’s also really well known for his text-based works. He seems to be pulling in some pretty impressive bids at … Continue reading

Art Basel Day 1: Landing in Miami & NADA

I’ve wanted to attend the Miami Beach Art Basel festival for the past couple years, and this year I finally did it. I flew out from Chicago just in time – after a couple days of unseasonably warm temperatures, a deep freeze was hitting. But I sure as hell wasn’t taking a puffy coat to … Continue reading

Outside In: The Mexican-American Street Art Movement in Chicago exhibit

The other night, I checked out the opening reception for a new exhibit at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, which features graffiti and street art by various Mexican artists. (And the reception featured delicious free tamales – score!) The most eye-catching piece is a huge mural that features a Hello Kitty Frida … Continue reading

Roaming Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen

A couple weekends ago, I finally made it out to Lacuna Lofts in Pilsen for the F.A.M.E. Festival. Well, by the time I actually dragged my ass out there the fest was mainly over, but I did have time to make it up to the rooftop, take in the view of the city and wander … Continue reading

Art Gallery Nights – Axis Art Fest & Artur Popek

Last Friday, I was in need of some culture, so I decided to check out a couple gallery events. First, I attended the opening night of the Axis International Art Festival in Ravenswood. It was hosted in a gorgeous loft, complete with black iron winding staircases, high exposed ceilings and spacious rooms. I wish I … Continue reading

Rigoletto at the Lyric Opera

I’ve had a couple mixed experiences at the Lyric Opera, mainly attending more modern takes on classic operas. That’s why I was excited to go see a truly classical opera, Rigoletto. In researching Rigoletto ahead of time, I learned that the Verdi masterpiece has been recognized as a nearly perfect opera. And I really liked … Continue reading