Visual artist and Fulbrighter Regina Mamou combines photography and historical research in latest exhibition

Paradise1FROM NOW UNTIL SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014, visual artist Regina Mamou’s newest exhibition Unfortunately, It Was Paradise will be on display at the City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower located at 806 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on holidays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Using large-format photography, Unfortunately, It Was Paradise explores historical utopian communities established by secular and religious movements throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions.

The exhibition is curated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and admission is free of charge. For more information on DCASE, visit, and for more information on Regina Mamou, visit

Regina Mamou is a board member and Director of Academic Relations of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association.



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