Pinball and Imagists painting theme of museum exhibit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An exhibition of two of Chicago’s great creations will officially open Friday at the Illinois State Museum. The exhibition is called “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” Factories on Chicago’s North Side created some of the world’s great pinball machines. Many were produced by Elmhurst’s Gottlieb family. Chicago artists now known as Imagists noted pinball machines’ colors, absurd juxtapositions and flat forms and decided their art would work well with them.