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A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Friday December 3
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Friday December 3
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Friday December 3
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Friday December 3
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
It’s a Small Show After All
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

It’s a Small Show After All

Hofheimer Gallery proudly presents a group exhibition featuring 18 talented artists showcasing works that are 15 inches and under. Featured Artists: Steve Carrelli Susanna Coffey…

Friday December 3
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Hofheimer Gallery
4823 N Damen Ave
Obstacles and Intimacies: exhibition of new sculptures by Stephanie Brooks
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Obstacles and Intimacies: exhibition of new sculptures by Stephanie Brooks

New works created by Stephanie Brooks will be exhibited at the Riverside Art Center Freeark Gallery. Opening reception on Friday, 3 December from 6 to…

Friday December 3
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Riverside Art Center
32 E Quincy St
Obstacles and Intimacies: new art from Stephanie Brooks
Dec3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Obstacles and Intimacies: new art from Stephanie Brooks

Stephanie Brooks is a conceptual artist, writer, and curator living in Chicago. With the works in this exhibition titled Obstacles and Intimacies, she interrogates ways…

Friday December 3
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Riverside Arts Center
32 East Quincy Street
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Saturday December 4
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Saturday December 4
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Saturday December 4
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Saturday December 4
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
The Chicago Reader at 50
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chicago Reader at 50

The Chicago Reader started small. Four college friends published a free weekly newspaper of eight pages, working out of two apartments, one on Chicago’s south side, the…

Saturday December 4
8:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Present Artifacts
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Present Artifacts

Efrat Hakimi, Sahand Heshmati Afshar, and zakkiyyah najeebah dumas – o’neal address decolonization, Futurism, and evolving histories. Hakimi’s photographs, Heshmati Afshar’s sculptural works and najeebah dumas – o’neal’s drawings show…

Saturday December 4
8:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Gallery
1131 W Sheridan Road
Santa and Aunt Holly Are Coming to Town
Dec4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Santa and Aunt Holly Are Coming to Town

After a year of Zoom meetings from the North Pole, Santa is dusting off his red suit, trimming his beard, and tuning up his sleigh…

Saturday December 4
9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Saturday December 4
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Winter WNDRland
Dec4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts, Tours & Attractions

Winter WNDRland

What’s winter without a WNDRland? Immerse yourself in the magic of the season as we totally transform WNDR Museum into a Winter WNDRland. Featuring a…

Saturday December 4
10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
wndr museum
1130 W Monroe St.
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable honors the incredible writing and enduring impact of one of America’s most celebrated writers. Featuring personal artifacts from Bradbury’s life like his…

Saturday December 4
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright

Wrightwood 659 presents Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright, a dual exhibition exploring two of these architects’ long-demolished masterpieces: Louis H.…

Saturday December 4
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora

‘E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora’ showcases contemporary, cutting-edge works created by nine emerging Indian-American visual artists from across the United States. Hosted by the…

Saturday December 4
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Umang and Paragi Patel Center
815 S. Main Street
WNDR’s Ugly Sweater Party
Dec4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy

WNDR’s Ugly Sweater Party

Things are about to get UGLY… Dress to impress in your holiday worst at WNDR Museum’s Ugly Sweater Party on December 4th. 21+ event only.…

Saturday December 4
7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
wndr museum
1130 W Monroe St.
The WNDR Museum Ugly Sweater Party
Dec4
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The WNDR Museum Ugly Sweater Party

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience, invites guests to immerse themselves in the magic of the holiday season at its inaugural Winter…

Saturday December 4
7:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
wndr museum
1130 W Monroe St.
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Dec5
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Sunday December 5
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Dec5
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Sunday December 5
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
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