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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.
Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience

CHICAGO (October 1, 2021) – To bring art and light to available storefronts and areas that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and CTA…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago

Museum of Illusions Chicago has completely transformed into the Museum of Spooky Illusions! Come join us during the month of October and experience mind-bending illusions…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
9:00 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Saturday October 16
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct16
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 16
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct16
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 16
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct16
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 16
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct16
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 16
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct16
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 16
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct16
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 16
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct16
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 16
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Saturday October 16
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct16
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 16
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Beyond the Mansion: Great Chicago Fire Walking Tour
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Beyond the Mansion: Great Chicago Fire Walking Tour

In 1879, the Chicago Daily Tribune headline announced, “Something New in Houses— A Fire-Proof Residence.” The article showcased the Nickerson’s new residence, now home to the Driehaus…

Saturday October 16
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Oct16
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…

Saturday October 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Oct16
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 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct16
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 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Open House Chicago 2021
Oct16
Oct17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Open House Chicago 2021

Discover the city’s hidden gems during Open House Chicago. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to architecturally, historically and culturally significant sites during this free festival from the…

Saturday October 16
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 17
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Strategic Saturdays – Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Strategic Saturdays – Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Join us for Strategic Saturdays! Reserve your place today in the gaming experience you won’t find anywhere else. Play one of ten featured historical wargames,…

Saturday October 16
10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora

With major funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, E/Merge showcases contemporary, cutting-edge works created by nine renowned Indian-American visual…

Saturday October 16
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Umang and Paragi Patel Center
815 S. Main Street
E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora

With major funding provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, E/Merge showcases contemporary, cutting-edge works created by nine renowned Indian-American visual…

Saturday October 16
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Umang and Paragi Patel Center
815 S. Main Street
E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora

‘E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora’ showcases contemporary, cutting-edge works created by nine emerging Indian-American visual artists from across the United States. Hosted by the…

Saturday October 16
2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Umang and Paragi Patel Center
815 S. Main Street
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