Awaken to Spring with Art Exhibits and Flower Shows

By Larson, Kristin | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 21, 1997 | Go to article overview

Awaken to Spring with Art Exhibits and Flower Shows


Larson, Kristin, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Kristin Larson Daily Herald Staff Writer

For starters: Finally, it's spring and time to do things to awaken our wintry spirits from the snow and sludge. So, what could be a better date than three happening new events around town? They're all indoors, but very aesthetic. Which is good because the early days of spring in Chicago are not exactly straight tulips and lilies. Think of the upcoming gorgeous season, but bring your warm jacket just in case ...

The setting: At the Museum of Contemporary Art, lots of exciting stuff is going on. Sunday is your last chance to see two exhibits: "Art in Chicago, 1945-1995" and "Time Arts Chicago." So, if you haven't seen them, here's your chance. The first exhibit takes a historical look at art made and collected in Chicago since World War II, bringing together nearly 200 works of more than 100 artists, including Ed Paschke, Leon Golub and Keith Morrison. "Time Arts" explores Chicago's history of film, video and performance.

When you're there, you can also check out "In the Shadow of Storms: Art of the Postwar Era from the MCA Collection." Sounds like a really light, romantic collection, perfect for an afternoon date (not!). Get the intellect going with this exhibit that highlights art movements like minimalism, post-minimalism, conceptualism and surrealism. Look for work by Alexander Calder, Sol LeWitt and Rene "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" Magritte. …

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