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Artist John Himmelfarb

A Chicago artist has discovered that trucks are vehicles of inspiration to him. From a viaduct in Hyde Park to the Chicago Cultural Center, John Himmelfarb is steering his art in some surprising directions. We have the story on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. Check out a slideshow of some of Himmelfarb’s truck paintings below. […]

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Cornell Boxes

Artist Joseph Cornell called his inventive boxes “dream theaters.” These delightful constructions demonstrate his range of interests from astronomy to birds to ballet. Cornell influenced Andy Warhol and impressed Marcel Duchamp. Since the 1940s, the one-of-a-kind boxes created by Cornell have delighted viewers with their mysterious assemblages of everyday things. A new exhibit at the […]

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Gertrude Abercrombie: ‘Midwestern Surrealist’

Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977) was a visionary Chicago painter who created surreal and imaginative paintings. Her highly personal style had a strong impact on the next wave of Chicago artists. In her lifetime, she counted artists and jazz giants as close friends and admirers. These days she’s best remembered by art collectors and historians. To see […]

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