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Pencil This In: 'The Shining' Screens At The Art Institute

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 7, 2015 6:30PM


While most everyone else was making a beeline to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to catch the "David Bowie Is" exhibit, another highly anticipated art exhibit a few blocks south is entering its final days. The Art Institute of Chicago's "focus: Lucy McKenzie" exhibit will end its run Jan. 18 and is the largest showing of the Scottish-born artist's work in the United States to date—an inventive transformation of the Art Institute's Abbott Galleries as part expo hall, part artist studio and part shop window.

So what does Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining have to do with McKenzie? Well, the film's images and scenes played a pivotal role in McKenzie's artistic development. Study the connections between Kubrick and McKenzie at the Art Institute's Price Auditorium 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, when they'll screen The Shining for free. Coincidentally, admission to the Art Institute is free to Illinois residents on Thursdays from 5 p.m.until 8 p.m. (111 S. Michigan Ave.)

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