Bloomingdale Park Museum reopens March 20 with ‘Parodies of Painting Masterworks’

To reopen on March 20th, the Bloomingdale Park Museum is showing an exhibition entitled “Parodies of Painting Masterworks”.

The exhibition features several hundred examples of well-known art paintings that have been altered, taken out of context, and reused in comic strips suitable for other works of art, etc.

The exhibition is organized by the artist, with a copy of an original painting accompanied by other works parodying that original.

The result is surprising, fun, creative, and more.

Includes references to Van Gogh, Grant Wood, Picasso, Hopper, Monet, Seurat, Whistler, and more. Much of the exhibition uses the familiar image of Mona Lisa.

In addition to many commercial interpretations, the exhibition also shows an original large acrylic painting by the well-known Chicago artist Tom Palazzolo.

It is titled “Mona From Mars and My Missing Sox”.

The show runs from March 20th to April 24th. The exhibition times are Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The show also includes related greeting cards, t-shirts, and 3D characters.

Please Note: Masks and six feet of social distancing are required. The maximum number of museum visitors is 24 at the same time.

The museum is located at 108 S. Bloomingdale Road.

For more information, please call (630) 339-3570 during opening hours or visit www.bloomingdaleparks.org.

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