Ed Paschke was a well-known Chicago artist. Born in 1939 in Chicago, he studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work incorporated images from print media and other elements of popular culture. His work can be found in many museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Walk Art Center in Minneapolis, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
A new museum, The Ed Paschke Art Center, has recently opened in Jefferson Park that features Paschke’s work, a replica of his Chicago studio and work by other contemporary artists and photographers. It is located near the Blue Line station in Jefferson Park, at 5414 W. Higgins Ave. It is a short drive from the Kennedy Expressway off the Lawrence Ave. exit.
Before or after your visit, make sure to try the Gale St. Inn around the corner. It has been in the neighborhood for over 50 years and is known for its barbecue ribs. The barbecue salmon was really wonderful as was the pork chop entree. The service was also excellent. 4914 N. Milwaukee.
Also nearby is the Gift Theatre at 4802 N. Milwaukee.