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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents:
A Lived Practice

Can a life practice be an art practice? With this fall program of exhibitions, a symposium, events, and books, SAIC explores the role artists can play in shaping the future.

A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action
September 20–December 20; Opening reception Friday, September 19 at Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State Street, 7th floor

A Lived Practice Symposium: November 6–8
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Avenue. Symposium registration will open in early October.

Top image: City Farm, Chicago, founded by Ken Dunn. Photo: Greg Lindsey

The new issue of Chicago Gallery News has arrived! We are enjoying a perfect start to fall and are thrilled that EXPO ART WEEK has arrived.  Check back with us often or follow us on Twitter to find out about all that is happening for the art fair this weekend at Navy Pier. Many openings and events are also taking place around the city. Art After Hours is this Friday evening, so get your fill of gallery hopping in from 6-9. Free shuttles also take you between galleries, the MCA, the Art Institute and EXPO all weekend. Check out what's happening and plan ahead with our openings list. 

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Art Openings This Week

Friday, September 19


Free Shuttles During Expo Chicago

Art Expos & City Event and Opening Reception — 11:00am - 6:00pm



Eric Fischl

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

KM Fine Arts

Mickalene Thomas

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Kavi Gupta Gallery


Maureen Sylvia Lighthall: Feeling and Form

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Center on Halsted Visual Arts Gallery

Whitney Bedford

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Carrie Secrist Gallery

Marshall Building Third Friday

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Gallery 218

Cargo Space: Chicago/Milwaukee

Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Columbia College Chicago

Charles McGee: At 90

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Mongerson Gallery

Glenn Kaino

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

Kavi Gupta Gallery


Salon de Paris

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

4Art Inc. Gallery

Up the Mississippi

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Jackson Junge Gallery


Art After Hours

Art Expos & City Event and Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 9:00pm


John Little & Vivian Springford Reception

Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 8:00pm

McCormick Gallery


3rd Fridays

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Zhou B Art Center


Third Friday Open Studios

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Bridgeport Art Center

Saturday, September 20


Benefit Art Auction & Exhibition

Auctions & Sale and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association


Fall Gallery Openings

The fall gallery season kicked off last week, but there is another wave of openings taking place this weekend. Check out the openings page for the full lineup. 

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EXPO CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier September 18-21, 2014

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Art After Hours & Free Shuttles

A core program of EXPO ART WEEK, Art After Hours invites visitors to use shuttles & attend citywide galleries, alternative spaces, & performance venues on Friday, September 19.

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Our Current Issue

CGN’s September-December 2014 print edition is newly available around the city in galleries, museums and art centers.

Pick up a copy around town, or read it digitally at Check out the latest Letter from the Publisher for some of this issue's news highlights. The Zhou B Art Center is marking 10 years of art innovation this fall and the center's namesake artistic duo will be hosting a range of events to celebrate in October. A dynamic collecting couple talks about their Chicago collection and the importance of weighing a range of values. We spoke with artist James Mesple about his unusual art, and we mark the Smart Museum's 40th anniversary. Kevin Nance interviewes dealer Kavi Gupta as well as the Zhou Brothers. Franck Mercurio examines the links between art and nature, as well as the biggest show to come to the MCA this season, David Bowie Is.  More news...

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