Apr 1st 2021
Art on theMART 2021 Spring Program Launch – Astrographics, Monet and Chicago, Bisa Butler: Portraits
@ Chicago Riverwalk
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Opening Thursday, April 1st, at 8:30PM
Join us for the launch of the 2021 Spring Program on April 1 at 8:30pm and 9pm.
The program will feature an all-new work titled “Astrographics” created in collaboration with the Adler Planetarium. The work consists of four movements (Earth, Other Worlds, Stars and Beyond) transporting the viewer from Earth to other planets and stars, then out to deeper and more speculative realms.
Each of these movements features scientific visualizations based on real data showing the scale of the universe, artistically showcasing both historic perceptions of space and more recent advances in the understanding of the universe. Accompanying the projection will be music from the Sun Ra Arkestra archives from the Experimental Sound Studio.
In addition to “Astrographics,” projections celebrating the work of artists Claude Monet and Bisa Butler, in conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibits “Monet and Chicago” and “Bisa Butler: Portraits,” will run through May 19. “Astrographics” will remain as part of the program through July 4.
Art on theMART can best be experienced for free from the jetty section of the Chicago Riverwalk on Wacker Drive between Wells Street and Franklin Street, where accompanying audio is also available. Current social distancing practices, based on recommendations from the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois, must be observed by all Art on theMART visitors.
For more information on Art on theMART’s 2021 Spring Program, visit artonthemart.com/spring-2021
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