HARRY BEAST: Visitors to Harry Potter: The Exhibition can ogle Buckbeak, the Hippogriff, among other critters.
Don’t-miss events for Wed 04.29.09 through Tue 05.05.09
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galleries Graduate Exhibition and Richard Hunt
Don’t have 20 bucks to blow on browsing fine art? Eye the bold and the beautiful for free at two shows on opposite ends of the establishment spectrum. For a sneak preview of the future of local art, hoof it to the School of the Art Institute’s annual Graduate Exhibition, a cacophony of works in every medium by 120-plus master’s students. And over at Weinberg: gallery-scale works by Richard Hunt, the Chicago sculptor who, in 1971, became the first African American subject of a MOMA retrospective and who, in April, received the prestigious 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center.
GO: SAIC: May 1-15. Sullivan Galleries, 7th floor, 33 S State. saic.edu. Hunt: Thru May 30. David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W Superior St, Ste 203. davidweinberggallery.com
Gore, more gore, and weak tea: Read an interview (click “behind the scenes”) with Inishmore director B. J. Jones . . . Geek out, study up on the Harry Potter lexicon . . . Find out what “farthinder” means in English, according to the Sweden-visiting, world-touring Fulks
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