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Summer Art is Here

This is the official kick-off to summer. If you're staying in town to enjoy the long weekend, check out our calenday of art events and openings.  If you're headed to nearby vacation destinations in Wisconsin, Michigan or Indiana, look in at events in the Suburbs and Beyond section for happenings just outside the city and over the border. Thursday, May 21 is when three galleries (Dawson, Bowman, Hammer) collaborate to open a single show to honor collector Ruth Horwich. This weekend is also the start to Randolph Street Market's summer outdoor markets.

In case you're catching up on the latest features from our new May-August issue: 

• Explore our gallery districts where you'll find dozens of spaces in every part of the city and beyond (the Suburbs includes spaces located around Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan).
Art Service experts can help with framing artwork, appraisals, repairs and conservation, and much more.
• Browse listings for numerous alternative spaces, studios, museums and educational resources in our Institutions sections.

Pictured clockwise from top left: CGN summer cover featuring R.S. Johnson Fine Art; work from KM Fine Arts artist Gary Lang; Leslie Hindman's Contemporary Art Auction; Randolph Street Market

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Art Openings This Week

Thursday, May 21

RUTH: Selections from the Horwich Collection

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Russell Bowman Art Advisory

RUTH: Selections from the Horwich Collection

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Carl Hammer Gallery

RUTH: Selections from the Horwich Collection

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Douglas Dawson Gallery

Friday, May 22


An Invisible Hand

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

David Weinberg Photography

Trapped in Acapulco

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Logan Center

Saturday, May 23

Annual Cash 'N Carry $20 Print Sale

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative


Gary Lang: Circles and Lines

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 9:00pm

KM Fine Arts


Spring Open Studios at Cornelia Arts Building

Friday, May 29, 6-10pm. Original artwork from the studios of 40+ artists on two floors, guest artist exhibitions, and food from a local food truck in the parking lot! Free and open to the public.

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New American Paintings: Midwest Edition

The Elmhurst Art Museum presents a juried exhibition: New American Paintings: Midwest Edition.

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The Last Supper at the Block Museum

This installation by Julie Green presents 600 plates that depict the last meal requests of US death row inmates.

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Our Current Issue

Find CGN’s print edition around town in galleries, museums & art centers

Pick up a copy of the new May-August issue, or read it online at

• The latest Letter from the Publisher offers this issue's news highlights
• We spoke with artist Judy Ledgerwood
• Met some young Chicago collectors
• Explored behind-the-scenes at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
• Learned about an amazing photography collection
• Read on for more news...

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