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The Week in Art: January 22-28

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 22, 2012 7:00PM

ANDRÉ BUTZER, Mutterbild (NASAHEIM), 2011, Oil on canvas, 63 x 90.6­­­­ inches
• Today

>> The Renaissance Society opens Cathy Wilkes: I Give You All My Money with a reception from 4-7 p.m. Wilkes will give a talk from 5-6 p.m. The Irish artist’s work consists of installations of everyday objects arranged into tableau of her own life. Free.

• Wednesday

>> Photographer Paul D’Amato, who teaches at Columbia College Chicago, talks with Gregory Harris, the Assistant Curator of the DePaul Art Museum, about his work. The 6 p.m. talk at the DePaul Art Museum covers D’Amato’s photographs of public housing projects in Chicago. Free.

• Thursday

>> Chicago artist Joseph Grigely talks about his forthcoming book Textualterity 2 at the Art Institute of Chicago. He explores the idea of perfection through paintings, poetry, perfume, and diamonds. $20.

>> The Museum of Contemporary Photography opens The Limits of Photography with a reception from 5-7 p.m. The show explores the truth behind photography with an examination of manipulated images. Free.

>> Tickets are still available for Hubbard Street Dance’s New Works Festival, which runs through next Sunday at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In the program, company dancers choreograph each other. Get tickets and more information here.

• Friday

>> Andre Butzer’s show of paintings opens at the Rhona Hoffman Gallery with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Free.

• Saturday

>> Take in some classical music with an 11 a.m. concert by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Held at the Kosciuszko Park Fieldhouse, the concert is interactive and kid-friendly. Free.