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Featuring artists Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, and Chris Ware.

About the Show

How does the city of Chicago inspire the artists who live there? How is the architecture, history, and character of the city interpreted and reflected in the work of Chicago-based artists? Which parts of the city are most moving and motivational? In this episode, artists reveal the ways in which their communities ignite ideas for photographs, sculptures, and drawings, and how those communities are


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The Art Institute of Chicago

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