- Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Nightlife (1943), Archibald J. Motley Jr.
You've seen it before and it always looked good, but never this good: Archibald Motley Jr.'s Nightlife
, mounted as the centerpiece of the Art Institute's "They Seek a City: Chicago and the Art of Migration, 1910-1950."
Perfectly lit and hanging dead center against a deep blue wall as you enter the exhibit, it glows and pulses and pops with a life of its own. At left is a picture, but you've got to be there.
The exhibit includes about 80 works; it's up through June 2.