Art and About (August 2011)

Art and About (August 2011)

Art Institute goes in-house for new director

Most of us art lovers who frequent the Art Institute of Chicago will never meet the director. But I’m sure you all are interested to hear that the museum's board of trustees went in-house for its new president and director, Douglas Druick.

This from a news release I just received:

Let's save the Art Theater

On Sunday I and 40 other folks attended Art Theater operator Sanford Hess’s presentation, "The State of the Art," in which he recommended that a co-operative form to take over the Art Theater.

Figure One show looks at knowledge acquisition and subverting Google

If you want a handle on contemporary art, check out the August exhibit at Figure One, the downtown Champaign exhibition space of the University of Illinois School of Art + Design.