Insider’s Chicago featuring the contemporary art fair EXPO
Experience Chicago, always bursting at the seams when it comes to art and culture, through SBMA connections. The tour will feature VIP access to the eighth-annual EXPO CHICAGO, a preeminent international contemporary and modern art fair. VIP access allows our Members to receive a first look at the more than 150 national and international galleries on view at the fair and other exclusive events. This year, Chicago's third architecture biennial coincides with EXPO, adding to the excitement. In addition, the tour will include an architecture cruise, private collections and homes, artists' studios, and of course a curator-led tour at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Dylan Turk is an architectural historian and curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Crystal Bridges, which opened to the public in 2011, was founded by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, who hired Turk in 2015. In that same year he led the curatorial force behind reconstructing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House on the grounds of Crystal Bridges. As the complicated reconstruction of the house occurred, Turk researched Wright, the unique history of the Bachman-Wilson House, and the Modernist connections to the regions. Turk has since curated several exhibitions at Crystal Bridges, published two architecture books and many articles for art publications, and has become a favorite leader of SBMA tours.