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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.
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct18
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 October 18
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct18
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 October 18
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct18
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 October 18
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct18
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.…

Monday October 18
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct18
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…

Monday October 18
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct19
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…

Tuesday October 19
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
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