As 2016 comes to an end, the "best of" lists are starting to roll out and it's no surprise that Kerry James Marshall's traveling exhibition made the lists of critics, writers, and even architects from Chicago and beyond. Here are some of our highlights from this year's "best ofs":
Best of Art: Kerry James Marshall
HANDS-DOWN BEST EXHIBITION
TOP 10 IN NEW OR TEMPORARY CHICAGO EXHIBITS
BEST OF 2016 IN ART
One of this year's most widely acclaimed exhibitions, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry—the largest survey of works made by the Chicago-based artist—was named "Hands-Down Best Exhibition" by the Tribune's Lori Wexman, made it to number one on Steve Johnson's "Top 10 new or temporary Chicago museum exhibits in 2016", and was listed number ten in architect David Adjaye's "Best of 2016 in art" top ten list for Artforum.
By the sheer force of his talent, his works initiate much-needed conversations about visibility, history, and culture.
Best of Art: Andrew Yang
Lori Waxman gave readers a few examples of the beauty that occurred amidst the horrors of 2016. Along with Kerry James Marshall, Andrew Yang's Chicago Works exhibition made the list as "The Very Big Picture"—a reminder that we are all connected.
BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works" Andrew Yang closes this Sunday, December 31.
Abraham spoke truth to power [with] a hint of hope.