Friday, July 10, 2020




Thursday:  July 16th ~ 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Friday:      July 17th ~ 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday:  July 18th ~ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dear Friends,

I am thrilled to announce that our gallery has officially reopened!  What a memorable last few months it has been.  From lockdowns to history making protests, we have seen it all!  But Chicago is a resilient city.  And human beings are irrepressible in their passion for life.  Here we are, as the arts have been the recorders of history since the beginning of human evolution.  

If you recall, we began the year 2020 with two thoughts in mind: The Art and Science of Happiness and Our Year of Conservation. We continue to travel that path as these two themes have become more important than ever. Although we have had a few detours along the way, we believe that we must continue our efforts in the field of environmental conservation through art, and always, the pursuit of happiness. 

As we had to postpone the opening of Paul Nicklen's and Cristina Mittermeier's premier exhibition, ORIGINS, last April, you will finally be able to view their iconic conservation photography on our walls. 
Paul Nicklen "Ephemeral Palace" 2012. Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 

One of the most acclaimed and respected photographers in the world, PAUL NICKLEN Canadian filmmaker, marine biologist, TED Talks legend, author and National Geographic Fellow, has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic, Paul captures the imagination of a global audience, with over 6.6 million followers on Instagram alone. He collaborates with scientists, filmmakers, conservationists and explorers to create awareness and inspire action for global issues such as climate change.  

The rock band Pearl Jam recently released their latest album, GIGATON, with Paul Nicklen's "Ice Waterfall" as the cover.  States Paul, "What makes a work of art timeless? This is obviously a very subjective question, but I want to share my personal take on this topic through my photos. To me, my work is timeless because what I photograph is not timeless at all. When I am shooting, I am looking to capture a unique moment that will never occur again. The animals and places in my work are not promised tomorrow, and it is my mission to capture their elegance and grace to be preserved in time. My photos depict the delicate pieces to the larger picture of a troubled planet. Always remember that hope is not lost, and it is through my work that I wish to inspire, uplift and provoke change in these unique times." 

On left, Pearl Jam's new album, GIGATON.  On right, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier on Hilton | Asmus Live 

For the past twenty-five years, Mexico-born CRISTINA MITTERMEIER has dedicated herself to inspiring a global audience to care about the delicate balance between human well-being and healthy ecosystems. Marine biologist, writer, and one of the most influential female photographers in the world, Cristina is a pioneer in the use of powerful and emotive imagery to propel awareness to the issues surrounding ocean conservation and indigenous cultures. For International Women's Day on March 6, 2020, Mercedes-Benz featured Cristina in their She's Mercedes campaign, a platform dedicated to inspiring, connecting and empowering women. In that same vein, Cristina's "Lady With the Goose" was recently featured on the cover of WomanScape Magazine, a collection of stories about women in history, women making history and the changemakers of our times. 

Of course, you will also see one of the largest collections of the iconic photographs of DAVID YARROW, including many images from his latest photo shoot in Texas and from his homeland in Devon, England that will also be on display.  On the news front, we are thrilled that HOUSE BEAUTIFUL Magazine will be featuring David's works in their fall issue.  More to come as we get closer to the publication.

David Yarrow "3:10 to Yuma",  Texas 2020

And last but not least, we are honored to participate in the virtual edition of one of our favorite art fairs, ART ASPEN.  This is the week we would have been preparing to ship all art to exhibit in Aspen, but because of social distancing restrictions, the organizers of the fair have created a comprehensive online exhibition with live broadcasts that will come directly to your home. I will be sending a separate email with details.   

Please join us for an open house next week to celebrate the reopening of our gallery. We are making sure our space is sanitized and ready to receive you safely. 

I personally look forward to welcoming you to Hilton | Asmus Contemporary once again. 

With my warmest regards,

Arica Hilton
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654 USA

David Yarrow, Paul Nicklen, Cristina Mittermeier, David Gamble, Hugh Arnold, Terry O'Neill, Julian Wasser, Lawrence Schiller, Susan Aurinko, Norman Parkinson, Jack Perno, Peter Sorel, Blake Ward, Boky Hackel-Ward, Ted Williams, and Zack Whitford

JULIA BIRKA-WHITE art historian and sales assistant
Julia Birka-White is a Chicago-based art historian and arts organizer. In 2019, she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in the Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art History program. Julia received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a Creative Writing emphasis from Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, IL). Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she worked at GAGOSIAN prior to moving to Chicago to acquire her MA. Her academic interests include contemporary Polish art, representations of nationalism in art, postsocialism and postcommunism studies, and monument photography in former socialist and communist countries. In her spare time, Julia loves to cook (we have to try her homemade pasta), loves film and music, and she is an athlete. 

We are thrilled to welcome Julia to Hilton | Asmus Contemporary!

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events >> Millennium Park at Home July Concerts (Chicago, IL/at home entertainment)

If you’re missing the Millennium Park Summer Music Series, don't miss these online concerts.

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events | 78 E. Washington St., 4th Fl., Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Detours >> Announcing Public and Private Walking Tours! 🚶 (Chicago, IL.)

This weekend we are excited to announce three walking tours available for you to book now!

Loop Architecture Walking Tour” 1.5 hrs - Fri, 3:00pm & Sat, 1:00pm
Our signature walking tour is BACK, taking you around downtown plazas to hear surprising stories, have fun, and leave with a beautiful printed copy of the Pedway map!

Architecture of Money & Power Walking Tour” 1.5 hrs - Fri, 1:00pm
New tour in the Financial District! Finally available! So excited to share with you our tour of Chicago’s power center, ranging from exclusive clubs in skyscrapers and stories of generosity and greed.

Chicago Architecture Crash Course Walking Tour” 1.5 hrs - Sat, 3:00pm
For fans of our virtual tour series, you’ll love this walking tour! In just 90 minutes you’ll take a chronological tour of design history with Chicago’s most famous feature, from Fort Dearborn to Aqua Tower.

Join tour guides Alex and Marie for one of these walking tours in July. It would mean a lot to see some of our virtual tour friends in real life! Group sizes are limited to 10 guests and masks are required.
Thurs, July 9, 6:00-6:30pm. Architecture Crash Course #6 w/Alex: “Wright’s Philosophies & the Prairie School.” REGISTER HERE

Saturday, July 11, 1:00-1:50pm. “Bridgeport Neighborhood Detour Part 3: Work" Join Amanda for a special, 50-minute virtual neighborhood tour of factory buildings and art studios. Tickets are $8 for this special event. REGISTER HERE

Kind regards,
Amanda and the Chicago Detours Team

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Silver Eye Center for Photography >> Last Day to Bid🚨 + Virtual Last Call Party🎇

Silver Eye Center for Photography
Last Day To Place Your Bids!
The Silver Eye Benefit Auction closes tonight @ 7pm EST
Ian Kline and Jake Reinhart, Corey and New Alexandria (Blue Car), 2019, Archival pigment prints, 14 × 10 and 13 x 9 in, Lot 13
The Silver Eye Benefit Auction closes tonight and there are still some lots that need bids! Browse the lots on Artsy and join us tonight at 6pm for a Virtual Last Call Party!
The Auction remains our most important fundraiser, and proceeds support our exhibitions, our artists, our educational programs, and keep our gallery free and open to all.
Virtual Last Call Party Tonight!
Join us at 6pm EST 
Bruce Cratsley, Madison Avenue Refelction (with Self), Paul Stuart Shop, 1989
Gelatin silver print, 10 × 10 in, Lot 47
In a live auction, when bidding slows down the auctioneer calls out a fair warning, giving one last chance to increase the bid before the hammer comes down. In this spirit we will be hosting a Virtual Last Call Party tonight, on Thursday, July 9th, at 6pm. It will be one last chance to come together and watch the final flurry of bidding as the clock on auction winds down.
You can make an appointment to stop by the gallery and see the lots in person during regular gallery hours, Tues - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Silver Eye is committed to investing in artists who have all too often been shut out of the art world, and to that end we will be giving 10% of the profits from this sale to Sibyls Shrine, a new artists residency for Black women, womxn, trans women, and femmes who are mothers and identify as artists, creatives, and/or activists in Pittsburgh, PA. The creative work of these artists is essential to our field and to our future.
Curator's Tours
Have you seen our Curator's Tours?
Join us to learn more about different works in the auction.
Animal Impulse
Looking at the different ways in which animals appear in several photographs throughout this auction, through works by Isa Leshko, Ed Panar, Rory Mulligan, Dylan Hausthor and Raymond Meeks.
Pushing Against The Frame
Exploring abstraction and collage through the work of Lauren Semivan, John Opera, Carmen Winant and Dionne Lee.
Thirteen Photographs That Still Need Bids!
Silver Eye's Executive Director takes you through thirteen of his favorite photos in the 2020 Benefit Auction that somehow still have no bids on them! Featuring works by Bill Brandt, Sean Stewart, Shane Lavalette, Melissa Catanese, Dan Boardman, Joseph Desler Costa, John Opera, Raymond Meeks, Richard Renaldi, Louis Faurer, Bruce Cratsley, and Dylan Vitone.
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