The Windy City’s primary art establishment is making sure its wealth of cultural artifacts is just a keystroke away.
It’s the centenary year of artist Saul Steinberg, best known for his cover art for The New Yorker. A new show honors the cartoonist, who is hard to place in the art world.
Throughout art history critics have debated whether Jewish artists see the world differently. A new exhibit on photographer Max Kozloff focuses in on the idea of a Jewish lens.
Judith’s heroic beheading of Holofernes is a story often associated with Hanukkah. A painting on view in Chicago depicts it in an especially gruesome way.
Fourteen centuries ago, artisans in the Holy Land mass produced tchotchkes for tourists and travelers. One jar, on display in Chicago, sheds light on the lives of Jewish pilgrims.
Marc Chagall’s ‘White Crucifixion’ has been making international news. Pope Francis has said that the painting, which depicts Jesus wrapped in a tallit, is his favorite work of art.
A new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago details how surrealism used absurdity as a weapon against the unthinkable horror of the Holocaust.
El Lissitzky, ‘For the Voice (Dlia golosa),’ 1923. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
From the celebrated to the marginalized, from the heat of a summer antiwar protest to the searing cold of a Windy City winter, Chicago-based photographer Art Shay has been capturing unique, often strikingly ironic images for more than six decades. Thirty two of them, including pictures of John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin and Marlon Brando, are currently in display in an exhibit titled “That Was Then” at Chicago’s Thomas Masters Gallery through December 23.