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Arts in the Media: A Houseful of Alfred Juergens’ Art

Did you see the Chicago Tribune's Sunday headlines, “Amid the Clutter—Art”? Stories on art, usually relegated to the back pages, never make it to the front pages unless there is some compelling human interest story. When the Cook County public guardian's office sorted through the “mountains of trash, junk mail, and newspapers” in the La Grange Park house of Margaret Tikalsky, now in a care home, they discovered a large collection of art by the American impressionist Alfred Juergens.
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Arts in the Media: Power of Art

We've been watching the PBS art series Simon Schama's The Power of Art, which airs on Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. Schama says, “This is not a series about things that hang on walls; it is not about decor or prettiness. It is a series about the force, the need, the passion of art — the power of art.”

Each week we stroll along the streets and alleys with Schama in Spain, Rome, France, England, or another locale, as he describes and examines the lives of artists in their historical, cultural, and social milieus. He takes us on a sweeping cinematic voyage back in time, and we become omniscient viewers observing the lives, obsessions, and desires of these artists, portrayed by actors re-enacting turning points in the artists' lives and creating works that defined them at the height of their powers.
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