WBEZ | Merchandise Mart http://www.wbez.org/tags/merchandise-mart Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en R.I.P.: Art Chicago http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-09/rip-art-chicago-96236 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-09/020912 Seg B.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After thirty years, a venerable art exhibition in Chicago has come to an end. The Merchandise Mart has pulled the plug on the latest incarnation of Art Chicago. The three-decade-old show was once considered one of the world's most important art exhibitions.</p><p>It was founded at Navy Pier in 1980 as the Chicago International Art Exposition.</p><p>WBEZ’s Alison Cuddy shares the details of the exhibition's lasting significance. <a href="http://www.expositionchicago.com/contact.php" target="_blank">Tony Karman</a>, the vice president and director Art Chicago from 2006 to 2001, also weighed in.</p></p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:48:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-09/rip-art-chicago-96236