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The Week In Art: April 1-7

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 1, 2012 6:00PM

Jeff Wall, Picture for Women, 1979. Courtesy of the artist.
• Tuesday

>> The Columbia College Library hosts the 13th Annual Edible Books & Tea tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which features book-like sculptures made from food, was created by Judith Hoffberg and is held in multiple venues and time zones. Get more information and find out how to participate at

>> Manilow Senior Curator Dieter Roelstraete provides a European perspective on the 1980s as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s show This Will Have Been: Art Love and Politics in the 1980s, which includes Jeff Wall's Picture For Women, above. The talk is tonight at 6 p.m.

>> As part of The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore, the Art Institute’s show on Tagore’s paintings, the University of Chicago’s Dipesh Chakrabarty discusses Tagore in Chicago, 1913: The Risks and Possibilities of Cosmopolitanism tonight at 6 p.m. at Fullerton Hall.

• Thursday

>> You’ll get a free beer tonight at 5:30 p.m. when you check out the Smart Museum’s Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art show. The free beer is part of the work The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art.

• Friday

>> Dubhe Carreño Gallery opens Still: Paintings for Blanca, chiaroscuro paintings by Elsa Muñoz. The reception is tonight from 5-8 p.m.

• Saturday

>> See new work by Jacob Chris Hammes and Lauren Payne at New Capital tonight from 8-10 p.m.

>> The Chicago Cultural Center opens Matthew Woodward: View From the Birth Day today. Woodward explores the architectural ideals around the time of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition by incorporating ironwork and moldings into his pieces.

>> Also opening at the Cultural Center is Shawne Major: On a Darkling Plain, mixed media pieces that look at our perception of reality through dreams, memory, superstition, religion, bias, prejudice and fear.