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Ballet de Lorraine Performs Captivating Works by Merce Cunningham

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In this two-part series, CGN intern Jacqueline Lewis shares her insights into the new Merce Cunningham: Common Time exhibition and accompanying performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Lewis has been a dancer for most of her life; she took her first dance lesson at two years old, and she began training with the Lou Conte Dance Studio at the age of sixteen. The second part in the series focuses on Centre Chorégraphique National–Ballet de Lorraine's recent performance of works from Cunningham's repertoire. 

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EXPO Chicago & Palais de Tokyo Announce New Partnership with DuSable Museum

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By ALISON REILLY

EXPO Chicago announced details for their new partnership with Palais de Tokyo, the DuSable Museum of African American History, and the Institut Français. With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, these four organizations have come together to present a group exhibition at the DuSable Museum's Roundhouse, which will coincide with EXPO Art Week (September 13-17, 2017) and the opening of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial (September 16, 2017-January 8, 2018).

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Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2017 Participants

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The Chicago Architecture Biennial announced participants for its second edition, Make New History, scheduled to open September 16, 2017. The biennial, led by artistic directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Johnston Marklee, will feature the work of more than 100 architects, designers, and firms from around the world.

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A New Survey Highlights Merce Cunningham's Collaborative Career

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In this two-part series, CGN intern Jacqueline Lewis shares her insights into the new Merce Cunningham: Common Time exhibition and accompanying performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Lewis has been a dancer for most of her life; she took her first dance lesson at two years old, and she began training with the Lou Conte Dance Studio at the age of sixteen. The second part in the series, which focuses on the Centre Chorégraphique National-Ballet de Lorraine's recent MCA Stage performance, will be published Friday, March 10, 2017.

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Restoration Case Study: Mural Revival

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By JULIANNA TANCREDI, Restoration Division

At Restoration Division, a fine art conservation studio in Chicago, murals are given a new lease on life regularly. Murals are unique in their physical and stylistic connection to a location, and this creates issues as older buildings with murals are renovated, demolished, or repurposed. The process can potentially be devastating for an artwork that is on a wall or ceiling, but it can also be seen as an opportunity to save, restore, and transfer a mural to a new environment. Older murals inherently have their own trail of thoughts and histories, and incorporating them into new spaces can create nuanced and complex interiors. The juxtaposition of the modern and antique is a trend that has gained recognition and popularity year over year, and fine art conservators are on the front line of this movement.

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Rising Star Hebru Brantley is Back in the Gallery

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Hebru Brantley is one of Chicago's rising stars. Brantley’s pop-infused contemporary art is inspired by Japanese anime and the bold aesthetics of street art pioneers Jean-Michel Basquiat, KAWS and Keith Haring. His latest show, Hebru Brantley: Eat Crap King, explores the relationship between the two major contemporary art archetypes of Basquiat and Andy Warhol. His second solo show at Vertical Gallery opens February 4, showcasing a style of work he has not shown in some time. Brantley shared a few thoughts with CGN on his new show.

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