Art and Design in Chicago

  • WTTW

Dorothy & Otis Shepard, Cubs Scorecard, 1953, Harper Designs

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Presented by WTTW, Art in Chicago is a four-part television series and companion website exploring Chicago’s art and design history. Hosted by local artists and experts, including curator Naomi Beckwith and artist Miguel Aguilar, the episodes examine different facets of the city’s creative past: from the impact of Chicago’s institutions to its importance in the fields of design and advertising; from the history of African American artists who shaped the city to an in-depth look at the city’s most fiercely independent artists. 

The accompanying website digs even deeper into the creative contributions of Chicago’s artists and designers. Discover the works and histories of some of the city’s singular people and institutions, from the famous to the neglected, the outsider to the canonized.