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Ice Age Giants
Apr1
Oct30
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Ice Age Giants

A long, long time ago—2.6 million years to be exact—the Quaternary Ice Age began and continues today. However, it wasn’t until more recently that entire…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday April 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
5:00 p.m.
The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues
Apr8
Jul9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues

The South Asia Institute will host The Spider Speaketh in Tongues- a curated solo exhibition encapsulating Amin Gulgee’s artistic practice. #CommunityFridays Free Admission Every Friday!…

Friday April 8Saturday July 9
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave
Wings of Mexico in Chicago
May5
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Wings of Mexico in Chicago

The “Wings of Mexico” sculpture is a symbol of immigrant journey. The sculpture has travelled around the world and will arrive in Chicago on May 5th to…

Thursday May 5Saturday October 1
Plaza of the Americas
Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War
May12
Apr1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Life Behind the Wire: Prisoners of War

What happens when a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine is captured during war? Most people aren’t aware of the drastic differences that exist between varying…

Thursday May 12, 2022Saturday April 1, 2023
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Flourish: The Garden at 50
May13
Sep25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Flourish: The Garden at 50

The Chicago Botanic Garden has experienced extraordinary growth over the last five decades and it is marking its 50th birthday in 2022 with Flourish: The…

North Suburbs

Event details
Friday May 13Sunday September 25
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Nick Cave: Forothermore
May14
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Nick Cave: Forothermore

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first career-spanning retrospective of the internationally renowned Chicagoan Nick Cave (American, b. 1959), an artist celebrated for…

Saturday May 14Sunday October 2
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Tuesday May 24
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Tuesday May 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
May24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Tuesday May 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
May24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Tuesday May 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Immersive Frida
May24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Tuesday May 24
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Museum Free Day
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Museum Free Day

Enjoy a self guided tour of the Lizzadro Museum’s permanent collection of art created from stone, rocks, and minerals. See The Artful Soul of Faust…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Immersive Frida
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Wednesday May 25
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Perkins’ School Design Legacy: It’s For The Kids
May25
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Perkins’ School Design Legacy: It’s For The Kids

Join us for a look at the fascinating life and public service of Dwight H. Perkins, the designer responsible for over 40 Chicago Public Schools.…

Wednesday May 25
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour
May25
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Museum of Illusions Presents: Kids Happy Hour

Museum of Illusions is introducing “Kids Happy Hour” every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm beginning April 27th running through May. During Kids Happy Hour Museum of Illusions invites…

Wednesday May 25
3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Thursday May 26
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Thursday May 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
May26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Thursday May 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
May26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Thursday May 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
May26
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…

Thursday May 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
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