Virtual studio tours designed to help creatives with a behind-the-scenes look at the design industry.
CAC LIVE: Buildings and Beer
(Chicago Architecture Center)
River North pubs, warehouses and Gilded Age mansions tell the history of Chicago brewing from an architectural perspective.
Bauhaus Chicago: Design in the City
(Art Institute of Chicago)
Contemplate the Bauhaus influence in the city of Chicago in the light of the German school’s centenary.
Through Fall 2020
Classic Chicago: The Art of Architecture
(Elmhurst Art Museum)
A 360-degree virtual tour of late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century Chicago via large-scale graphite drawings by Jack Nixon.
Through August 2
Bauhaus at the IIT Institute of Design
(Illinois Institute of Technology)
Two online exhibitions, “50 Years Bauhaus, 1969” and “Founding an American Bauhaus,” dive into the design movement’s history.
Greek-born Vasia Rigou is a Chicago-based art critic and pop culture journalist, largely on the subjects of contemporary art, design, and fashion. She moved to Chicago in 2013 to study Arts Journalism at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC,) where she was awarded the New Artist Society Merit Scholarship. She grew up to appreciate art after years of carefully planned, culture-filled travel itineraries and museum-hopping around Europe with her family. During this time, she received a bachelor’s in English Literature, in her native Athens; a master’s in Media, in Nottingham, UK; and studied foreign languages—English, German, and Spanish at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her writing—reviewing museum exhibitions, gallery shows, art fairs, fashion shows, and music festivals among others—has been published nationally and internationally both in print and online. In 2017, she founded and now serves as editor-in-chief of Rainbowed.—an independently published website focused on the visual and performing arts, digital media, and popular culture. When she’s not writing about art or looking at art—wine in hand, she keeps up with Chicago’s creative entrepreneurial and startup community, makes lists for pretty much everything, drinks immense amounts of coffee and takes cross-country road trips every chance she gets.
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