🎨 2022 in review: Arts and Culture

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Don’t wait for the knock on the door

In 2022, the best of dance held and sustained space for others.
by Irene Hsiao

Notable Arts & Culture stories

Will Victory Gardens ever bloom again?
The biggest and strangest story for Chicago theater in 2022 has echoes from the past.
by Kerry Reid

What Paul Moses Taught
A moving exhibition at the University of Chicago pays tribute to a pathbreaking art historian, critic, and teacher cut down in his prime.

by Hannah Edgar

Sweat equity, radical politics, and gentrification
A new book published by University of Chicago Press details the history of Mexican citizens migrating to Chicago.

by Aaron Cohen

28 years of freedom on the wall
A public art piece is being encroached upon by new construction.

by Kerry Cardoza

Mapping sex work in Chicago
Heaux History honors Black and Brown sex workers of the past and present.

by Sam Stroozas

Abstraction and meaning
A survey of work from MENA region artists visits Evanston’s Block Museum.
by Dmitry Samarov

A new home, a new energy
Artist Carmen Neely and gallerist Mariane Ibrahim found community in Chicago.

by Kaylen Ralph

Black joy ‘Is where it’s at!’
The first exhibition in a series by Rebuild Foundation and Anthony Gallery pays homage to the legacy of Johnson Publishing.

by Arionne Nettles

A theft hidden in plain sight for decades
The Inequity for Sale project sheds light on millions of potential dollars stolen from Englewood residents.

by Meggie Gates

Showing up for one another
Poet and organizer JazStarr builds bridges on the page and in the community.

by Alejandro Hernandez

Issue of
Dec. 22, 2022 –
Jan. 11, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 6

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