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Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Jul23
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23
11:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Field Explorers Camp
Aug2
Aug6
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Field Explorers Camp

There’s so much to learn about the natural world and the part we all play in its continued survival. Explore this and more with our…

Monday August 2
9:00 a.m.Friday August 6
3:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Tuesday August 3
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Tuesday August 3
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Tuesday August 3
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug3
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…

Tuesday August 3
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
The Obama Portraits
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Obama Portraits

In summer 2021 , the Art Institute of Chicago welcomes two acclaimed portraits to its galleries: Kehinde Wiley’s painting of President Barack Obama and Amy…

Tuesday August 3
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Tuesday August 3
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Tuesday August 3
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Camp Shedd: Summer Splash

Camp is back! Are you ready to make a splash? Join us this summer at Shedd Aquarium for one of our week-long camps for kids…

Tuesday August 3
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Tuesday August 3
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Tuesday August 3
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

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Tuesday August 3
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection continues through August 29, 2021 Missing some of your favorite pieces in the Museum? Re-visit the…

Tuesday August 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves

Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves presents artwork created in Thresholds’ Art Therapy Program. The exhibition examines the topic of identity through the lens of creative expression.…

Tuesday August 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo: Timeless

The exhibition, on view June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, will be the largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Chicago area in more than 40…

Tuesday August 3
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

This exhibition is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Indiana University Northwest. Throughout the underpinning of modernist design, aspirations of efficiency and comfort…

Tuesday August 3
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paradigm Exhibit

This summer, join Springboard Arts for the opening of their third exhibition, “Paradigm.” As the world around us evolves, so must one’s disposition, and in…

Tuesday August 3
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Zg Summer Group Show
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Zg Summer Group Show

Join us on Friday, July 9th for our Zg Summer group show featuring 18 artists working in painting, sculpture and works on paper. Opening during…

Tuesday August 3
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Tuesdays on the Terrace at MCA
Aug3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. Enjoy…

Tuesday August 3
5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Wednesday August 4
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Wednesday August 4
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug4
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Wednesday August 4
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug4
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…

Wednesday August 4
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
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