Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 8th... Art in Chicago

There are two amazing art events happening—this Thursday—in Chicago. First, the reception for the Maggie Meiners "Childhood Contemplations" exhibition takes place at The University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Art Lounge, from 4-7 PM. The gallery is located at 828 S. Wolcott in Chicago. The show continues through October 30th.

Then... from the Chicago Art Institute Web Calendar, In conjunction with the loan of Caravaggio's "The Supper at Emmaus" from the National Gallery, London, Keith Christiansen will lecture on the path-breaking genius of this Italian Baroque master. Christiansen is a leading specialist in Italian painting from the Renaissance through the 18th century, and has worked on all aspects of Caravaggio's art. In this lecture he will look closely at the artist's pictorial style, which at the time was considered radically modern and remains compelling today, nearly four centuries later. The Lecture will take place in Fullerton Hall of the Art Institute of Chicago, from 6-7pm. The address is 111 S. Michigan Avenue.

Image: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.The Supper at Emmaus, 1601. The National Gallery of London, Presented by the Honorable George Vernon, 1839, NG172.

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