A retrospective featuring artist Archibald Motley Jr. is at the Chicago Cultural Center through the end of August. One highlight of the exhibit are his paintings of South Side nightclubs during the 1930s and 40s.
If the name Steve McQueen makes you think of the late American film star, a new show at the Art Institute of Chicago will change that. The exhibition covers 20 years of work by the renowned British artist and filmmaker.
Most people can identify whether or not a piece of art appeals to them--they know it when they see it. But what about the intent of the artist; their history and point of view? Some critics contend that certain artists lack exposure– particularly those who are gay.