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As a Muslim girl growing up in Turkey, Meltem Aktas wasn’t planning to make a career of Christian art. Jay Shefsky has a profile of the sacred artist. View a slideshow of her work.

Dazzling Artwork + Spectacular Setting = Harmony

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Rare Tiffany masterworks are on display in a lavish Chicago home of the late 19th century.

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Arlene Marks stopped painting several years before she moved into assisted living. But when she arrived, she found new inspiration. Jay Shefsky has a profile of a suburban artist rediscovering her art and painting charming portraits of her neighbors. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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"I Will Kiss These Walls"

Teenagers from the northwest side create a play about the foreclosure crisis and the various ways activists are fighting to keep people in their homes. We preview the Albany Park Theater Project’s I Will Kiss These Walls. Read an interview with a community leader who helped bring these stories to the stage and watch a web extra video.

Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910 – 1950

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We dig into a deeply rooted exhibition that showcases artists who found inspiration in the common experience of migration.

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As a kid growing up in Wrigleyville, Margie Lawrence developed a love of baseball and baseball players. But it was her love for a Wrigley Field beer vendor that inspired her to become a baseball artist. Jay Shefsky has a profile.

Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910 – 1950

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We dig into a deeply rooted exhibition that showcases artists who found inspiration in the common experience of migration.

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Artists look at the environment and create beauty out of uncertainty. We take another look at a local exhibit.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

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"Algal Biodiesel Processing Station III" by Marissa Lee Benedict; courtesy of DePaul Art Museum

Artists look at the environment and create beauty out of uncertainty. We get a preview of a local exhibit.

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Royal treasures of the Indian maharajas. We preview the new exhibition at the Field Museum.

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Royal treasures of the Indian maharajas. We preview the new exhibition at the Field Museum.

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The Civil War as seen through art and images in Chicago collections. We have the story about a new online effort to illustrate the great conflict.

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Jane Addams and her fellow reformers understood the social value of art and its ability to break down barriers and uplift people. Find out how Jane Addams' Hull House was an incubator for early Chicago artists.

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