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The Week in Art: March 4-10

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 4, 2012 8:00PM

Juan Angel Chavez's No Campground Just Water is on view at the DePaul Art Museum,
The Week in Art: March 4-10

• Today

>> It’s your last chance to see Re: Chicago at the DePaul Art Museum. The show, which features work by Chicago artists chosen by curators, writers, and other members of the art community, offers an overview of the city’s artistic history. The museum is open until 5 p.m. today.

• Tuesday

>> Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot discuss Chicago’s musical from the 1980s with Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry) and ‘Godfather of House’ DJ Frankie Knuckles. The discussion, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is connected with the exhibition This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s.

• Thursday

>> The Arts Club of Chicago opens Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction, with work by Stephanie Bernheim, Lawrence Kenny, Renée Petropoulos, and Linda Stillman. The four artists exhibit unique approaches to abstraction and look at its role in the contemporary arts.

>> I Am Logan Square Gallery opens Chicago Nocturne, which takes light in contemporary art as a subject in paintings, readings, music, and performances. The opening is from 6-8:30 p.m., and there will be treats from Revolution Brewery and Paper Moon Pastry.

• Saturday

>> This week is your last to check out Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1964-1977, which closes next Sunday at the Art Institute of Chicago. The show explores how the conceptual art movement helped bring photography into the mainstream arts.