Sneak peek | Art expos
Paint the town at these showings.
Art on Track
Add the world’s largest mobile art gallery to that lengthy list of spectacles you’ve witnessed while riding the rails. Hop on and off the six-car CTA Blue Line train at Logan Square, Damen, Clark and Lake, and UIC/Halsted stations to view works and mingle with artists from CMYKittens, Chicago Design Museum, T.A.R.T., House of Frog, Noisivelvet and Gallery B.1.e. The after-party, Extended, presented by Cureeo and Hairpin Arts Center (2800 N Milwaukee Ave, $10, free for AoT and Expo Chicago ticketholders) follows. Purchase AoT tickets at the aforementioned stations. Sept 22, 5–10pm; $10, kids under 12 free.
Canvass work from more than 100 international contemporary and modern art galleries exhibiting pieces by Cy Twombly, Willie Cole, Hayal Pozanti, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Chicago-based Paul Cowan and more. Turn your attention to performances and the large-scale installation Temporary Landmarks and Moving Situations by Michael Ned Holte, which features artwork by Theaster Gates. Hear from renowned insiders, including New York magazine columnist Jerry Saltz (Thu 20). Special exhibitions highlighting creations by Marwen, Dawoud Bey and Gordon Parks are viewable. Navy Pier, Festival Hall, 600 E Grand Ave. Sept 20–22, 11am–7pm; Sept 23, noon–6pm; $25 one-day pass, four-day pass $65.
Gallery Weekend Chicago
After last year’s successful debut, the three-day program founded by West Loop gallery owner Monique Meloche returns. Participating galleries include Andrew Rafacz Gallery, threewalls, Western Exhibitions and a dozen more. In addition to the invitation-only viewings and private tours, sit in on gratis artist talks led by Clare Rojas, Karen Reimer and Danh Vo. Various locations including moniquemeloche, 2154 W Division St. Sept 21–Sept 23, times vary.