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Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Jan28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Friday January 28
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Feb26
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…

Saturday February 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Human+Nature
Mar1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Human+Nature

Discover Human+Nature, the latest exhibition at The Morton Arboretum. Created by internationally renowned artist Daniel Popper, five large-scale artworks between 15 to 26 feet tall will inspire…

Tuesday March 1
8:00 a.m.Saturday October 1
5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Mar5
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…

Saturday March 5
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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.
B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)
Apr1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy, Virtual Event

B.A.D. Waves Remix (Comedy, Music & Art)

B.A.D. Waves Remix presents the Nation’s brightest artistic multiverse, starting with an art gallery & cocktails from the city’s most poppin culture blessors, live musical…

Friday April 1
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Redline VR
Virtual Event
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.
Museum Free Day
May18
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 18
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Capture Chicago Photography Cruise
May28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Capture Chicago Photography Cruise

Have you ever wished to capture the perfect shot of Chicago’s beautiful buildings in the early morning light? A Capture Chicago Photography Cruise aboard Chicago’s…

Saturday May 28
9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
112 E Wacker Drive, Chicago IL, 60601
Special Exhibit-The Artful Soul of Faust
Jun1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Special Exhibit-The Artful Soul of Faust

Special Exhibit  The Artful Soul of Faust through August 31, 2022 The legendary story of Faust is told in fourteen large cameos carved by Dieter…

Wednesday June 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception
Jun2
Aug7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

‘From These Hands’ Opening Reception

From These Hands June 2nd 2022 – August 7th 2022 Traditional jewelry making is a metal based practice, and we pride ourselves on the cutting…

Thursday June 2
10:30 a.m.Sunday August 7
6:30 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave
My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown
Jun3
May10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago has opened its new outdoor art exhibit My Painted Lyre: Seeing music in Chicago’s Greektown, with 26 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining Halsted Street…

Friday June 3, 2022Wednesday May 10, 2023
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Handmaidens for Travelers: The Pullman Company Maids
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Handmaidens for Travelers: The Pullman Company Maids

The Pullman Company maids have long been overshadowed by the more well-known Pullman porters. Handmaidens for Travelers, on view in the Newberry galleries June 3…

Friday June 3
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator
Jun3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator

Chicago Gamespace is pleased to present an exhibition focused on the experimental art game 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator. The game’s singular gritty and polarized black and white…

Friday June 3
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chicago Gamespace
2418 W Bloomingdale Ave Apt 101
Hooking Up: Meet the Collection
Jun4
Aug7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Hooking Up: Meet the Collection

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA), located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the College of DuPage campus, presents Hooking Up: Meet the Collection, June…

Saturday June 4
11:00 a.m.Sunday August 7
5:00 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Women of the Blues: A Coast to Coast Collection
Jun8
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Women of the Blues: A Coast to Coast Collection

Women of the Blues: A Coast to Coast Collection Epiphany Center for the Arts June 8, 2022 to July 23, 2022 Coinciding with the 2022…

Wednesday June 8
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
FÁTIMA – AXKAUIA
Jun17
Jul23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

FÁTIMA – AXKAUIA

In the exhibition AXKAUIA, Chicago-based artist FÁTIMA lights up the Catacombs from June 17 to July 23 with sculptures made of neon and steel. The AXKAUIA series represents…

Friday June 17
10:00 a.m.Saturday July 23
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design
Jun18
Aug14
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design

Central to Elmhurst Art Museum summer season is the interactive, family-friendly exhibition, Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design, open June 18 – August 14,…

Saturday June 18Sunday August 14
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
The opening reception of FATIMA – AXKAUIA
Jun24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The opening reception of FATIMA – AXKAUIA

FÁTIMA AXKAUIA The Catacombs June 24, 2022 to July 30, 2022 In the exhibition AXKAUIA, Chicago-based artist FÁTIMA lights up the Catacombs from June 17…

Friday June 24
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino
Jul1
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Victoria Fuller: Bring Back The Extinct Northern White Rhino

Bring Back the Extinct Northern White Rhino is Victoria Fuller’s tribute to a species of animal that is functionally extinct. The last male northern white rhinoceros,…

Friday July 1
10:00 a.m.Saturday August 20
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Interactive Louvre Exhibit
Jul15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Interactive Louvre Exhibit

Experience the most famous works of the Louvre™ in an interactive and innovative way without ever leaving the city with Louvre Fantastique, coming to Oakbrook…

Friday July 15
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Oak Brook Center
2120 Oak Brook Center
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