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Thea Liberty Nichols writes about Chicago artist Christina Ramberg (1946-1945), who is the subject of the Art Institute's retrospective exhibition opening April 20.  
Sixty Inches From Center’s cultural correspondent Julia Arredondo explores ADC exhibitions in an Instagram Reel series.
Showing up and supporting Native-led spaces is fundamental to broadening understandings of American Art.
Sixty Inches from Center's Tonal Simmons talks with attendees at the Center for Native Futures' inaugural exhibition opening.
A letter written to artist Ruth Duckworth (1919-2009) is the most recent composition to come out of the editorial partnership between Art Design Chicago and Sixty Inches from Center.
A conversation with Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator at the National Museum of Mexican Art, about his experience curating Carlos Cortéz 100 AÑOS.
Threewalls, a partner of Art Design Chicago, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
6018North, a sustainability-driven partner of Art Design Chicago, has been working with artist Tria Smith
Carlos Cortéz 100 AÑOS, now on view at the National Museum of Mexican Art
Over the course of two weeks in August 2021, an intergenerational group of students, artists, and scholars from across the United States
Participants learned about the role of Hull-House in the history of arts education, took part in hands-on artmaking sessions, and visited local Chicago arts institutions.
Terra Foundation Intern Kaitlin Rikala interviews the Smart Museum’s Art Design Chicago Engagement Fellow Kahari Blackburn.
The team traveled to Michigan where they visited several tribal cultural centers, toured exhibitions, and met with several Native artists in their homes and studios.

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