Newcity’s Top 5 of Everything 2017: Art

Dec 21, 2017 / by Elliot J. Reichert / Newcity

Top 5 Museum and Institutional Shows
The Renaissance Society – Jennifer Packer
DePaul Art Museum – Huong Ngô
DuSable Museum – En Mas
Arts Club of Chicago – Ralph Coburn
Block Museum of Art – William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Top 5 Commercial Gallery Shows
Patron Gallery – Bethany Collins
Andrew Rafacz Gallery – Robert Burnier
Shane Campbell Gallery – David Leggett
Corbett vs. Dempsey – Christopher Williams
McCormick Gallery – Anna Kunz

Top 5 Non-commercial/Alt Shows
Iceberg Projects – Arnold Kemp
Roots & Culture – Jesse Malmed & Derrick Woods-Morrow
Chicago Cultural Center – Candida Alvarez
Goldfinch Gallery – Mari Eastman
Adds Donna – Alejandro Jimenez-Flores

Top 5 Art Happenings
Museum of Contemporary Art Turns Fifty
Smart Museum of Art’s Vostell Concrete Parade
The End of the West Loop Scene
Ann Nathan Gallery Closes
Cai Guo-Qiang Blows Off the Roof to Commemorate Seventy-five Years in the Nuclear Age

Top 5 Canon-Correcting Exhibitions
Art Institute of Chicago – Hélio Oiticica

Kavi Gupta – Gerald Williams

DePaul Art Museum – “One day this kid will get larger”

Art Institute of Chicago – Tarsila Do Amaral

Chicago Cultural Center – Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College

Top 5 Chicago Homecomings
Museum of Contemporary Art – Michael Rakowtiz
Art Institute of Chicago – Cauleen Smith
Intuit – Henry Darger Exhibition Series
Milwaukee Art Museum – Rashid Johnson
SAIC Sullivan Galleries – Apichatpong Weerasethakul