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November 21, 2019
My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Nov 21
May 31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

The My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit and related program series will explore the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on our…

Thursday November 21, 2019
10:00 a.m.Monday May 31, 2021
5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
November 22, 2019
Models of buildings at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through the production of exhibitions and…

Friday November 22
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
D-Day +75 Exhibit
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

D-Day +75 Exhibit

D-Day + 75 is a flashback to June 1944, when the world waited with anticipation to learn the outcome of the invasion of France. Operation…

Friday November 22
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Destination Solar System
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Destination Solar System

Destination Solar System is a live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination…

Friday November 22
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is excited to host a new year-long temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped…

Friday November 22
The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time

Adler Planetarium’s newest exhibition teaches you all about the Universe. Featuring various multi-media interactive stations, The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time is a…

Friday November 22
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
The Way the Mystic Sees Exhibition Weinberg/Newton Gallery in Collaboration with Human Rights Watch
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Way the Mystic Sees Exhibition

On Sept. 6, Weinberg/Newton Gallery will open the inaugural exhibition to take place at the gallery’s new location in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. Titled The…

Friday November 22
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Tools of the Trade
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tools of the Trade

Our next temporary exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June 22 in the Roberta Rubin Writer’s Room. This exhibit examines the tools that have made…

Friday November 22
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power

Direct Message: Art, Language, and Power looks at the ways artists since the 1960s have used words to challenge our ideas about all of the…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Routes and Territories
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Routes and Territories

This exhibition unites three artists who have a relationship to the land, and the ways that memories of their displaced or colonized cultures are embedded…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Stunning Stories in American Indian…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Amazing Pollinators
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Amazing Pollinators

Take flight and get ready to explore plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Take on the role of bats, bees, beetles, and butterflies in our…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago Works: Assaf Evron
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Works: Assaf Evron

The work of Chicago artist Assaf Evron dwells at the interstice of architecture, decoration, place, and image. A former photojournalist, the artist uses a wide…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Commons Artist Project: Blkhaus Studios
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Commons Artist Project: Blkhaus Studios

Founded by Chicago artists Folayemi Wilson and Norman Teague, BlkHaUS is a Chicago-based design studio that explores design as a vehicle for social change. For…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Imaginary Botanicals
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Imaginary Botanicals

Kathleen Elliott’s background in philosophy, linguistics, biology, and spirituality intersect to produce unique works of art. Her beautiful glass and flamework invites viewers to be…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces

New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg uses absurdist satire to address topical issues by creating videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Rottenberg…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
The Fragile Bee: Photography and Prints by Nancy Macko
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Fragile Bee: Photography and Prints by Nancy Macko

Take a closer look at the world of bees through the eye of artist Nancy Macko. Learn about their plight, our relationship with them, and…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
The Shape of the Future
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Shape of the Future

The Shape of the Future features works from the MCA Collection that reimagine the promise of a universal design language. Coinciding with the 2019 Chicago…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Wings Transformed
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Wings Transformed

Photographer Amy Perlmutter’s passion for both color and nature has led her to produce Wings Transformed. After spending time photographing butterflies, she was inspired to learn…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Wings Transformed
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Wings Transformed

Photographer Amy Perlmutter’s passion for both color and nature has led her to produce Wings Transformed. After spending time photographing butterflies, she was inspired to…

Friday November 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
The Half That Ties, The Half That Breaks
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Half That Ties, The Half That Breaks

Andrew Rafacz Gallery celebrates its relocation to 1749 W. Chicago with the inaugural exhibition The Half That Ties, The Half That Breaks by artist Julia…

Friday November 22
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Andrew Rafacz Gallery
1749 W. Chicago, Level 1
Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other
Nov 22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other

Tetsuya Ishida: Self-Portrait of Other is the first and only retrospective exhibition of Japanese contemporary artist Ishida (1973−2005) in the United States. This expansive exhibition…

Friday November 22
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
November 23, 2019
Models of buildings at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial
Nov 23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to creating an international forum on architecture and urbanism through the production of exhibitions and…

Saturday November 23
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
D-Day +75 Exhibit
Nov 23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

D-Day +75 Exhibit

D-Day + 75 is a flashback to June 1944, when the world waited with anticipation to learn the outcome of the invasion of France. Operation…

Saturday November 23
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
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