March in Chicago means that spring is here and summer is right around the corner. As the weather warms up, there are more and more FREE things to do around Chicago. Read on for some top picks to finish out the month.
February is jam-packed with a roster of exciting and varied dance events, with the blurring of genre lines as modern meets tradition. The Shen Yun Show highlights ancient Chinese tradition at the Harris Theater, while challenging programming from The Joffrey Ballet's "Game Changers" sends us to the cutting edge in contemporary ballet at the Auditorium Theatre. Kick the winter blahs, get out of the house, and See Chicago Dance!
It's finally the weekend and we've got some really cool things for you to do! We've already highlighted the recent opening of a major tattoo exhibit at The Field (yes, you can actually watch people get tattooed live!) and the colorful showcase from author/illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are at MSI. But you can also get in the holiday spirit this weekend at Charlie Brown and friends, or join a FREE workshop during the Chicago Book Expo.
Summer in Chicago is all about enjoying the great outdoors! Picnics, patios and parks beckon as the city comes alive under the summer sun. Here are two unique, weekly outdoor events featuring live music at the Shedd Aquarium
and Museum of Contemporary Art
that you won't want to miss.
If you've never heard of pioneering artist Kerry James Marshall, his jaw-dropping retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago guarantees that you will never forget his name or work. Mastry spans 36 years of Marshall's vivid and thought-provoking paintings, which re-imagine the portrayal of African American images and experiences.
If you think Andy Warhol's "Soup Cans" represent all there is to pop art, think again. Thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art's revelatory exhibits, The Street, The Store and The Silver Screen: Pop Art From The MCA Collection and Pop Art Design, the broad scope of the 60s and '70s era movement is on vivid display. Yes, Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell soup cans are featured but so are a host of striking images positioned as "an attack on the privileged world of fine
Fresh off the overwhelming success of the internationally acclaimed David Bowie Is exhibit, the Museum of Contemporary Art is powering into the future with a slew of exciting updates.
On Friday, the MCA unveiled a new multi-million dollar Vision Campaign, which includes major renovations and additions to the museum's existing space. The Vision Campaign was created to support the museum's highly acclaimed programming and to make the museum even more visitor-friendly than before.
It's hard to imagine the entire city
of Chicago being whipped into this much of a frenzy over a single art
exhibit but if there's one subject that could do so it's the widely
admired, enigmatic David Bowie.
Autumn in Chicago - cooling temperatures, changing trees, football, and museums?
When thinking about fall in the city, art might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but September is one of the busiest and active months for museums - almost all major museums are opening a new exhibit this month.
Learn about five of the exhibits opening during the month of September, as well as two exhibits not to miss before they close.