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Art Top Five: May 2017

Ai Weiwei
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Love him or hate him, Weiwei’s politicized provocations hit a strong nerve.

Huong Ngo
DePaul Art Museum
Ngo brilliantly weaves archival research with material precision to explore the many identities of Vietnamese anticolonial resistance.

Deana Lawson
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Lawson’s piercingly intimate portraits defy all expectations of identity politics and everyday life.

Eugene “Eda” Wade
Chicago Cultural Center
Commissioned for the doors of Malcolm X College’s recently demolished structure, Eda’s paintings are a lynchpin of Chicago’s black art history.

Memoria Presente
National Museum of Mexican Art
America’s premier museum of art from both sides of the US-Mexican border commemorates thirty years with a show of living Chicago artists.

Earlier Event: April 27
To Name It Is To See It