THE VIOLET HOUR Black Violet features illustrations by Ezra Claytan Daniels and live music by the Fifth House Ensemble.
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For this new exhibition, the unlikely cocurators and road-trip mates Stephanie Smith (of the Smart) and two counterparts from the Netherlands’ Van Abbemuseum (the show’s instigating institution, in a burst of brilliant if surprising foresight) crisscrossed the Midwest, auditioning artists who redefine America’s often overlooked midsection. The result, which opens here with a slew of special events following a stint abroad, reveals the whimsical, the beautiful, and the bizarre in our own backyard.
GO: Opening reception Oct 1 at 5:30. Exhibition continues through Jan 17. See website for more events. Smart Museum of Art, U of C, 5550 S Greenwood. smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
illustration: Ezra Claytan Daniels