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Installation view, "entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico," MCA Chicago. August 19, 2023 – May 5, 2024. Photo: Ricardo Adame.

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Terra Foundation Launches Art Design Chicago: A Citywide Event And Exhibition Series

November 3, 2023

Art Design Chicago—an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with local artists and arts organizations—is a citywide collaboration and series of events and exhibitions that highlight the voices and stories that are part of the city’s unique artistic heritage and creative communities. Continuing into 2025, more than 50 Chicago-area arts organizations across 30 Chicago neighborhoods and several suburban communities showcase the work of hundreds of artists.

An excerpt of the story is below. Read the full story on Art Design Chicago’s website.

An Excerpt from "Terra Foundation Launches Art Design Chicago: A Citywide Event And Exhibition Series"

“Art Design Chicago exemplifies the Terra Foundation’s mission to expand narratives of American art, focusing on Chicago’s cultural communities and the stories they tell,” says Sharon Corwin, President and CEO of the Terra Foundation for American Art. “The city’s artists and designers have and continue to influence visual culture within and beyond our city. The exhibitions and events supported through this initiative–some featuring art and design that rarely or never has been exhibited before–invite us to learn more about Chicago through the art, culture and history in our own backyards, through the lens of some of the city’s most dynamic artistic communities.”

The events and exhibitions emphasize visual art and design and feature media including but not limited to, painting and sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, fiber arts, graphic design, commercial art, furniture, textiles, and video. Many projects feature voices, cultures, and communities whose creative contributions exemplify the full richness and complexity of Chicago’s artistic production.

Read the full story “Terra Foundation Launches Art Design Chicago: A Citywide Event And Exhibition Series” on Art Design Chicago’s website, originally published November 2, 2023.

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