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Will winter ever end? Snow, sun, snow, sun... The current issue of Chicago Gallery News does get us to spring, running through April, and it includes a full calendar of events taking place each week. 

Read the latest news and features here. We cover Doris Salcedo at the MCA, three gallery shows addressing violence, the Driehaus Museum's Maker and Muse, two Richard Hunt exhibitions, collector Carlos Martinez's eclectic setting for art, and more.

Our magazine cover feature this issue is Rangefinder Gallery and its plans for First Fridays. Each month on the first Friday you'll have a new chance to get out into the galleries in River North - and beyond - to see new work, meet artists, start a collection, who knows? 

Clockwise from top left: Doris Salcedo at the MCA; Lee Tracy at Josef Glimer Gallery for the Chicago Angels Project; Jewelry at the Driehaus Museum; Collector Carlos Martinez at home.

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Art Openings This Week

Friday, February 27

You Art What You Eat

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

Union Street Gallery

Deanna Krueger: Shimmer

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm

College of Lake County, Robert T. Wright Gallery

Frank Spidale

Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Firecat Projects

Saturday, February 28

3rd Annual Competition Show

Exhibition and Opening Reception — through

Bridgeport Art Center


Doris Salcedo at MCA Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first retrospective of the work of renowned sculptor Doris Salcedo.

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MetaModern at Krannert Art Museum

MetaModern, Artists Including Me: William Wegman, and several other new exhibitions are now on view at the Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion in Champaign, IL. 

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Shaker Shows at LUMA

Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) presents Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection; As It Is in Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Faith and Design; Order in All Things: Community and Identity in Shaker Architecture

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Our Current Issue

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

Pick up a copy, or read it online at The latest Letter from the Publisher offers this issue's news highlights; Rangefinder Gallery takes on First Fridays in River North; a dynamic collector talks about his Chicago collection. We spoke with artist Richard Hunt, and the director of Alibi Fine Art, explored the new FLATS studios in Uptown, spotlighted the importance of art for at-risk youths, and Tony Fitzpatrick unleashes on the balmy winter art frenzy that is Miam. More news...

Image: Sculptor Richard Hunt in his studio in 2012. Photo: Thomas McCormick. Hunt has a show on at the MCA and the Chicago Cultural Center.

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