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Art on theMART to present Hope is a Light

The Magnificent Mile, 02/20/2021

The first joint project will showcase the artwork of select Chicago Public School (CPS) seniors on the façade of theMART as part of a new animated projection entitled Hope is a Light: Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2021 to be shown as part of Art on theMART’s late spring program, May 20 – June 26, 2021, run nightly.

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Art on theMART Presents Astrographics

TimeOut Chicago, 02/4/2021

The new program is based around a collaboration with the Adler Planetarium, transporting viewers into the cosmos with scientific visualizations that demonstrate just how gigantic the universe really is.

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Chicago holiday entertainment for 2020: Our list of 40 shows, live events a...

Chicago Tribune, 12/4/2020

A new season of projections on the Merchandise Mart begins. A work of video art inspired by the Joffrey Ballet’s holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will include images from its ballet set during the 1893 World’s Fair, as well as the Tchaikovsky score.

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Best Things to Do in December in Chicago

USA Today, 12/3/2020

It's worth the bundled-up outing as Art on theMart offers winter holiday imagery to the the largest permanent digital art projection on the planet. A 25-story-tall video installation takes over the side of the Merchandise Mart blanketing the historic facade with bold colors and moving images.

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Thanksgiving weekend in Chicago: Top things to do

Choose Chicago, 11/17/2020

See The Nutcracker, Monet’s water lilies, and more come to life at Art on theMART. The world’s largest digital art display will debut a larger-than-life program featuring collaborations with The Joffrey Ballet, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Arts of Life.

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Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ is part of an Art on theMart video ...

Chicago Tribune, 11/13/2020

And on a chilly Thursday night on Chicago’s Riverwalk, a few minutes of images from the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” projected on the surface of the Merchandise Mart certainly didn’t imply holiday normalcy. But they at least represented survival.

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