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Frank Dudley

Struggling artist Frank Dudley visited the Indiana Dunes 100 years ago and discovered his life's work – painting the fragile and constantly evolving landscape and promoting and preserving the dunes. Chicago Tonight looks at the enduring impact of Dudley's dramatic oil paintings, and talks with local experts such as James Dabbert, an IIT professor who co-wrote the book The Indiana Dunes Revealed: The Art of Frank V. Dudley.

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Painter Archibald Motley created a revealing body of work that captured Chicago people and nightlife during the Jazz Age. We revisit our story about the Motley exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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Painter Archibald Motley created a revealing body of work that captured Chicago people and nightlife during the Jazz Age. We visit the new Motley exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center.

You Might Need a Visual Aid for this Art Show to Come Into Focus

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Binoculars are for sightseeing or the cheap seats at the opera house, but an exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum would be even more pleasurable with a pair of field glasses.

A Rising Sun and a Setting Sun Illuminated the War

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An exhibition explores the visual culture of the Northern home front during the Civil War.