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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
Neon and Light Museum
Sep9
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
6:00 p.m.
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
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
Oct1
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 October 1
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct1
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 October 1
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Friday October 1
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct1
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…

Friday October 1
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Banksy

The world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy coming to Chicago. Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The Art of Banksy hosts prints, canvasses, screenprints, sculptures…

Friday October 1
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct1
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 October 1
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct1
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…

Friday October 1
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct1
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…

Friday October 1
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away

“Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away” is an exhibition that approaches the figure as a manifestation of vulnerability, sensibility, and human emotion, through…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Oct1
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.…

Friday October 1
12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Boxed Experience
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Boxed Experience

An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as you investigate and decide…

Friday October 1
2:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Roosevelt Collection Shops
150 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct2
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 October 2
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct2
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 October 2
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Saturday October 2
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct2
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…

Saturday October 2
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Banksy

The world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy coming to Chicago. Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The Art of Banksy hosts prints, canvasses, screenprints, sculptures…

Saturday October 2
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct2
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 October 2
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct2
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…

Saturday October 2
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct2
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…

Saturday October 2
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Oct2
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 October 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away

“Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away” is an exhibition that approaches the figure as a manifestation of vulnerability, sensibility, and human emotion, through…

Saturday October 2
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
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