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Before the James Beard Foundation Awards are announced, Marisol Chicago chef and finalist Sarah Rinkavage shares where she eats in Chicago.

Rising Star Chef nominee Sarah Rinkavage shares her favorite spots for hot pot, classic cocktails, and more.
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Crain's Chicago Business features Chicago Works artist Amanda Williams as part of their Woman Up Project, before Williams takes over the courtyard at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale in May

Amanda Williams, an artist who is transforming the way we think about blighted neighborhoods, is taking her vision to the Venice Architecture Bienniale in May.
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Thương Corfias
· March 10, 2018
Thank you so much for the Family Day at the museum. It was so thought out with endless of crafty projects for the children, scavenger hunt for the older kids to learn about the art exhibits and art p...rojects for the younger children. You even had snacks and drinks. We had an amazing day and it's definitely our favorite family museum!! See More
Maria GD
· March 3, 2018
Amazing! Everything about this museum is great, it's clean, there are security officers on each floor and each room, they let you take pictures of all pieces and for the icing on the cake I got my tea...chers discount! Always a good experience! See More
Mallory Porcelli
· January 30, 2018
The theater is what brought me here for the first time but it is the space, the collection and the ever evolving exhibits that have made me a loyal member. One of my favorite spots in Chicago.
Erika Koscho
· November 11, 2017
I can easily say that this place was my favorite contemporary art museum that I’ve been to. I am spoiled by having access to so many great museums in DC but this one just blew me away.
Barbara Burgh Henderson
· February 18, 2018
Liked the museum. Went to the little bar attached and my daughter had her wallet taken out of her purse. The thief was seen on in house camera but unlikely he’ll be caught. Watch your bags here! Appar...ently it’s prime place for pickpockets. See More
Jeni Ro
· November 8, 2017
Free coat check, great set up. Variety of art. Also live performances. When we were there we wrapped boxes then had to interact with anyone else with a box. Really cool experience and great deal.
Dana Shapiro Spaeth
· January 8, 2018
My daughter asked if we could all go. When we arrived we all got in for free since we are Bank of America customers. The art was so different and cool!
Jim Jams Davies
· March 16, 2018
It's not very big but it is very interesting with some impressive pieces. Probs 1.5 hours to see it all if you study each piece.
Colleen Davick
· September 25, 2017
My first visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art. I (re?)realized that don't prefer contemporary art. One thing I noticed is that you must leave time to read all the tiny writing (either the descripti...ons of the pieces or writing on the pieces themselves) to "get" the art. I didn't have much time, having arrived just a while before closing. So, much of it went unrealized by me. There were a few pieces that really grabbed my attention and I appreciate that. The space is nice and has a clean, modern, straight-lines kind of feel and I am glad that I went, and glad that it exists for the many who will enjoy it. But my next art-fix will be a return to the Art Institute. See More
Crystal Swenson
· October 22, 2017
Went to meet up some friends and explore the museum for the 50th Anniversary celebration. I had missed the memo for the Free concert with LUPE FIASCO and was super bummed but wanted to be part of it a...nyways. I got lost trying to find my friends and ran into the sweetest employee, she helped redirect me and also let me vent about how a girl was trying to sell her FREE tickets to the concert for $55/ticket. She then precedes to give me a ticket that she had for her friend who ended up bailing. Alex, you are amazing and you made my night! MCA you should be proud of this employee. She was generous kind and made my f*cking night! LOVE YOU MCA!!! See More
Diane Ponder
· March 15, 2018
Love the curator talk and the current main exhibit by Howardena Pindell. I learned a lot about everything from her technique to her life and how they connected
Harini Padmanabhan
· April 2, 2018
Great place for some quality, artsy contemplation!! It has now become one of my favourite places in the city.
Blake A-l Boyd
· April 15, 2018
Though the museum itself is not huge the curation certainly makes it feel paramount. Really loved the exhibit from Nkanga. Mind opening experience.
Louis A. Cuellar
· September 15, 2017
Love this museum! A great addition to the already amazing places to view and experience art. Staff was insanely friendly and made my visit with a friend of mine even more spectacular than the art itself.
Jeffrey David
· February 12, 2018
I love going to the MCA. As a artist, I always enjoy seeing the new exhibits and getting inspiration to create new art.
Dave Esparza
· September 10, 2017
Loved the museum, beware of the power hungry staff! My boyfriend was pointing out some of the amazing details on one of the pieces on display and the very angry staff member screamed and shouted the p...ointing is not allowed! I have never heard of such a rule, nor was there signage stating that pointing was not allowed! See More
Art Guevara
· October 6, 2017
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San Juan Capistrano California ...
From the Land of Make Believe

Art Guevara

Collectors Invest in
Guevara's ART

For my book
The Missions 20 Years After

Mission Series
Titled
The Vintage
20"X 24"
Oil on canvas
By
Artist: Art Guevara
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The Capistrano Mossion was founded in 1776, by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order. Named for Giovanni da Capistrano, a 15th-century theologian and "warrior priest" who resided in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

San Juan Capistrano has the distinction of being home to the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782.

Known alternately as "Serra's Chapel" and "Father Serra's Church," it is the only extant structure where it has been documented that Junipero Serra celebrated Mass.

One of the best known of the Alta California missions, and one of the few missions to have actually been founded twice—others being Mission San Gabriel Arcángel and Mission La Purísima Concepción.

The site was originally consecrated on October 30, 1775, by Fermín Lasuén, but was quickly abandoned due to unrest among the indigenous population in San Diego.

The success of the settlement's population is evident in its historical records. Prior to the arrival of the missionaries, some 550 indigenous Acjachemen peoples lived in this area of their homeland.

By 1790, the number of Indian reductions had grown to 700 Mission Indians, and just six years later nearly 1,000 "neophytes" (recent converts) lived in or around the Mission compound. 1,649 baptisms were conducted that year alone, out of the total 4,639 people converted between 1776 and 1847.

More than 69 former inhabitants (mostly Juaneño Indians) are buried in unmarked graves in the Mission's cemetery (campo santo).

The remains of (later Monsignor) St. John O'Sullivan, who recognized the property's historic value and working tirelessly to conserve and rebuild its structures, are buried at the entrance to the cemetery on the west side of the property, and a statue raised in his honor stands at the head of the crypt.

The surviving chapel also serves as the final resting place of three priests who passed on while serving at the Mission: José Barona, Vicente Fustér, and Vicente Pascual Oliva are all entombed beneath the sanctuary floor.

The Criolla or "Mission grape," was first planted at San Juan Capistrano in 1779, and in 1783 the first wine produced in Alta California was from the Mission's winery.

The Mission entered a long period of gradual decline after Mexican government secularization in 1833. After 1850 U.S. statehood, numerous efforts were made over the latter 19th century to restore the Mission to its former state, but none achieved much success until the arrival of O'Sullivan in 1910. Restoration
And while the ruins of "The Great Stone Church" (which was all but leveled by an 1812 earthquake) are a renowned architectural wonder, the Mission is perhaps best known for the annual "Return of the Swallows" which is traditionally observed every March 19 (Saint Joseph's Day).

Mission San Juan Capistrano has served as a favorite subject for many notable Artists like Art Guevara, and has been immortalized in literature and on film numerous times, perhaps more than any other missions.

"Healing with Art"
For children with special needs in the community of
San Juan Capistrano

If you would like to meet with me in person to further discuss this project, how you can contribute or simply to hear your feedback ideas or suggestions, please contact me at your earliest convenience at the contact information below.

The Art of Guevara has help
Over fifty:
Non-Profit Organization for over 30 years
Two of Guevara's Art Series are to bring awareness to:

DV Domestic Violence Human Trafficking, Breast Cervical Cancer

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Art Guevara
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Robert H. Dachis
· November 12, 2017
The best gift shop in the world. Small museum can be comfortably viewed in an afternoon. Great performance program. Free coat check!
John Milton Peterson
· November 23, 2017
MORE THAN JUST A MUSEUM - AN EXPERIENCE! - Fantastic exhibits that were absorbing, as well as great decore, restaurant, and cafe area. Easy to navigate. Lots of events offered. And the museum store wa...s most amazing!
We had a great experience with one particular MCA staffer, a man named Conery, who was very helpful, professional, and courteous.

We will be back.
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Pamela Lange Larson
· October 1, 2017
BEAUTIFUL museum. Loved it, the exhibits and the museum store. Juana was a delightful and helpful salesperson. The food in the restaurant was good, but the line was slow. Very disappointed there wasn'...t a sit-down restaurant open for lunch. See More
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