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Artemisia Gentileschi's 1620 painting Judith Slaying Holofernes is shockingly graphic. But perhaps more eye-opening than a depiction of a decapitation is the success Gentileschi achieved as one of few women painters of the baroque period. The painting, on what the Art Institute itself terms an "exceptional" loan from the Uffizi, is part of its exhibit "Violence and Virtue."
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, the Music Box will be screening Howard Hawks's His Girl Friday (5 and 9:30 PM) and Orson Welles's Citizen Kane (7 PM); Jia Zhang-ke's A Touch of Sin continues its run—read J.R. Jones's four-star review.
Lillstreet Art Center's "Let There Be Light" is a group exhibit featuring ceramics and sculptures from more than 35 artists. Handmade work from more than 60 artisans and vendors will also be on sale throughout the venue.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.