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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 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 all the fresh art exhibitions on view around town. Check out what's happening and plan ahead with our openings list. 

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Art Openings This Week

Thursday, October 2

Touch. No Touch. Burn. Repeat. Reception

Opening Reception — 5:00pm - 8:00pm

South Shore Arts

Friday, October 3


Out of the Box - First Friday

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

Lakeside Legacy Arts Park Dole and Sage Galleries

Within it - Poetry. Image. Fiction.

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

DreamBox Gallery

2014 Emerging Artist Winter Sessions

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

Morpho Gallery

Fall Open Studios

Opening Reception and Open Studio — 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Cornelia Arts Building - Where art works

Opening Reception: Square

Opening Reception — 6:00pm - 9:00pm

ARC Gallery


Exhibition and Opening Reception — 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Rotofugi Gallery

Saturday, October 4

Greg Gossel: Superficial!

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

Vertical Gallery


Diasporal Rhythms

Diasporal Rhythms presents Just for the Experience - A Weekend of Culture

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SOFA CHICAGO returns to Navy Pier November 7-9, 2014

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Chicago Artists Month

October is Chicago Artists Month. This year's theme is Crossing Borders

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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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