Turon Expo Chicago
EXPO CHICAGO 2016 September 22 – 25, 2016
Bursting onto the art scene in 2012, EXPO CHICAGO is an important fair for your calendar. The Fifth International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, EXPO CHICAGO offers works from 140 leading galleries from around the world. EXPO CHICAGO also features a unique section, EXPOSURE, that affords younger galleries the opportunity to participate in a major international art fair. IN/SITU provides exhibiting galleries a showcase for large-scaled installations and site specific works installed at Navy Pier’s celebrated Festival Hall and as public art installations along the Lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods.
THE LRFA BLOG IS DELIGHTED TO WELCOME BACK NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL OF TURON TRAVEL, THE ART WORLD’S TRAVEL AGENCY. TURON WORKS WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS, ART AND ANTIQUES FAIR AND SPECIAL ARTS EVENTS. SINCE IT WORKS WITH SO MANY GALLERIES, COLLECTORS AND MUSEUM CURATORS THAT BENEFIT EACH OF THE FAIRS, TURON IS ABLE TO OFFER EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATIONS AND AIRFARES TO ITS CLIENTS AND WARM PERSONAL SERVICE FROM ITS STAFF.
THROUGHOUT THE 2016-2017 ART SEASON, THE LRFA BLOG LOOKS FORWARD TO POSTING CONTRIBUTIONS BY NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, RICHLY INFORMATIVE TRAVELOGUES ON SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, AND EVENTS THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR VISITS TO SOME OF THE MANY INTERNATIONAL ART FAIRS.
THANK YOU NICHOLAS!
EXPO CHICAGO should have another very successful year.
Chicago in bursting at the seams with Arts venues. While you’re there, take advantage of the chance to view MASTER DRAWINGS UNVEILED: 25 YEARS OF MAJOR ACQUISITIONS at the ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. Chicago is renowned for its collection of master drawings in both public and private collections. This exhibition highlights works from the 17th to mid-20th Century that have been acquired by the museum but never before shown to the public.
This past December, the ART INSTITUTE reopened its contemporary art galleries, unveiling its largest gift in the Institute’s 136 year history from philanthropist collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeeson, . These 44 paintings, sculptures, and photographs transform the museum’s presentation of contemporary art, bringing a new depth and perspective to the Art Institute’s already strong holdings and making this collection one of the strongest of any encyclopedic art museum in the world.
At the MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART at 220 East Chicago Avenue, don’t miss the closing days of a major museum survey of Kerry James Marshall, an exhibit that will travel to the Met in New York. Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African-American experience. Best known for his large scaled figurative works, Marshall synthesizes a broad range of pictorial traditions that confront stereotypical representations of black people in society.
Don’t miss the DEPAUL ART MUSEUM on West Fullerton’s exhibition “On Space and Place: Contemporary Art From Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver”. The DePaul Art has partnered with the Peabody Award-winning documentary series ART21 to exhibit the sixteen artists featured in the show’s new season. “On Space and Place” considers how the characteristics and identity of a city can influence the artwork that is made within it while also examining the intersecting concerns of the works from each of the four cities. Rather than grouping the artists geographically, the exhibition explores the thematic and material relationships between the artists to address themes that transcend particular locations such as peace and social violence; race, power, and identity; informal economies and corporate impact on the environment; memory; architecture, light and space.
Stop and have a well-deserved drink at THE PENINSULAR CHICAGO without feeling guilty about taking a break from your art trek. The Peninsula Chicago and Circa 1881 present a special exhibition of HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE BETH DE WOODY COLLECTION curated by Laura Dvorkin, installed throughout the public areas of the hotel.
Welcoming you to the exhibition is “Love Stream #2” by Randy Polumbo, a vintage Airstream trailer whose interior has been transformed into an astonishing colorful garden of hand blown glass and light sculptures, on view in front of the hotel’s main entrance and open to the public daily.
And before you leave, make time to visit MANA CONTEMPORARY OPEN STUDIOS, on South Throop. MANA CONTEMPORARY is a leading arts destination, home to dozens of artists studios and exhibition spaces. Mana serves as a hub for many of the city’s strongest artists working in many disciplines: painting, sculpture, photography, dance, film, sound and performance.
Chicago is a food as well as art destination, but one of the particularly unique and outstanding restaurants in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, is ALINEA. According to Zagat:
Following a complete overhaul of both the setting and the cuisine, Grant Achatz’s acclaimed Lincoln Park New American offers three tiers of top-flight tasting menus (some more experimental than others) with optional wine pairings and ticket price breaks for off-peak hours. Gutted and reimagined, the posh space features modern art, elaborate crown molding and smart, neutral decor that varies in each of the discrete dining areas (the glass-enclosed kitchen table being the priciest).
FRIEZE AND FRIEZE MASTERS IS EARLY THIS YEAR – OCTOBER 6 – 9th- THE LRFA BLOG LOOKS FORWARD TO INSIDER TIPS FROM NICHOLAS ON WHAT TO DO IN LONDON- ALWAYS A WELCOME DESTINATION!
IF THERE ARE SPECIFIC CITIES AND ART FAIRS THAT YOU’D ENJOY LEARNING MORE ABOUT, PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE HAVE AN EXPERT, NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, OF TURON TRAVEL, ON TAP!
THANKS FOR READING!