On Earth, September 2013 is almost over. (On the other planets in our solar system, this month probably has another name.) Some main, art exhibits, which are at Chicago’s museums, are ending. However, other, main, art exhibits will be on display until 2014.
All of Chicago’s museums have objects which qualify as art. This art can be painted, Greek urns in the Field Museum, Rembrandt paintings in the Art Institute, photographs of distant galaxies in the Adler Planetarium, African sculptures in the DuSable Museum, a human-headed sphinx in the Oriental Institute Museum and 19th century photographs depicting early Chicago that are in the Chicago History Museum. Visiting these museums in-person allows visitors to see the objets d’art from different perspectives.
However, in this modern era of fast foods with high, fat content; people who would rather ride than walk; motorized golf carts, remote controls for televisions, etc., people (especially Americans) are becoming lazier. Such people, who appreciate art, can still appreciate art if they have computers, and if they know how to access the World Wide Web. Well-toned and vigorous individuals can save money and air fare by appreciating art in other, countries’ museums (like the British Museum), by using the Internet.
The following is a list of 10, Chicago museums. Although you can certainly travel to these museums via private transportation, you can also go there using public transportation. Chicago has an excellent, public transportation system that includes buses and commuter trains.
- Adler Planetarium
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago History Museum
- DuSable Museum of African American History
- Field Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Museum of Contemporary Photography
- Museum of Science and Industry
- National Museum of Mexican Art
- Oriental Institute Museum
Planetary Machines-Kinetic Art
Moving machines can qualify as kinetic art, whether they function accurately or not. The Adler Planetarium has many of this kinetic art. Obviously, these machines/art are man-made, but the actual planetary motions are, of course, natural and qualify as Naturalism Style art. This exhibit will be on display until Oct. 6, 2013.
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity
The Art Institute’s, main exhibit, Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity displays fashion art. Thus artwork is mostly paintings depicting women’s fashions in 19th century Europe. This exhibit will be on display until Sep. 29, 2013.
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
More women’s fashion, but 20th century, and perhaps, 21st century fashion. Attendees to the Chicago History Museum should expect to see sleeveless gowns and miniskirts. This exhibit will be on display until Jan. 5, 2014.
KKK-Kin Killin Kin
This exhibit is Realism Style art that depicts with drawings (and perhaps photos) a disturbing trend in Chicago. This exhibit debuted on July 13, 2013, and will end on Nov. 20, 2013.
Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence
It appears that our oceans have creatures that carry their own light. (These are not lanterns, flashlights or flares.) This art qualifies as Naturalism Style art. This art exhibit opened at the Field Museum on May 17, 2013, and will end on Jan. 5, 2014.
Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes
Do you see the oddly clad figure in the drawing? That character is certainly odd and interesting. Daniel Clowe’s cartoons qualify as Pop Art. (This is one of nine exhibits currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I chose this one because I think I saw some outdoor posters advertising this artist’s work.)
Columbia College Chicago hosts the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The artists for Backstory are La Toya Ruby Frazier, Ron Jude and Guillaume Simoneau. This exhibit began on July 19, 2013, and will end on Oct. 6, 2013.
80 at 80
This art exhibit displays an 80 piece collection that the Museum of Science and Industry has amassed during its 80 years history. I wonder whether this collection has any miniature, working models of Ford Edsels This exhibit opened on June 19, 2013, and will end on Feb. 2, 2014.
This art exhibit consists of photographs. These photos are about street life, and has the Realism Style. This exhibit began at the National Museum of Mexican Art on Aug. 9, 2013, and will end on Dec. 22, 2013.
Our Work: Modern Jobs-Ancient Origins
This art consists of portraits of people in various occupations. (It will be interesting to learn to what “Ancient Origins” refer.) This art exhibit opened on Aug. 20, 2013, and will end on Feb. 23, 2014.