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Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug1
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,…

Sunday August 1
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
The Obama Portraits
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug1
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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Sunday August 1
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves
Aug1
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.…

Sunday August 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Aug1
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…

Sunday August 1
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
The Sketch Journals of Jordan Mechner
Aug1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Sketch Journals of Jordan Mechner

Sketch Journals of Jordan Mechner June 4 – August 22, 2021 FREE Public Opening: Friday June 4th from 5-8pm Public Hours: Sundays 1-5pm, $5 admission Chicago…

Sunday August 1
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Gamespace
2418 W Bloomingdale Ave Apt 101
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug2
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,…

Monday August 2
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
The Obama Portraits
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Camp Shedd: Summer Splash
Aug2
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…

Monday August 2
9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
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