Don Baum is Remembered at the MCA

Ever heard of Don Baum? No? Well, the Chicago art community knew him. They knew him so well, in fact, that the Museum of Contemporary Art is remembering him this month.

The memorial exhibition pays tribute to Baum, who died in October at the age of 86, as a bold advocate for the local art scene. Constantly seeking out new artists, he mentored talents like Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson and Ed Paschke. His impact was also felt at the Hyde Park Art Center, where he served as exhibitions director, Roosevelt University and the School of the Art Institute, where he taught.

Baum's art and accomplishments will be on display until January 25th.

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