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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
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, 2022
8:00 a.m.Wednesday March 1, 2023
5:00 p.m.
morton arboretum
4100 ILLINOIS ROUTE 53
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

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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
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
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
The Language Between Worlds
Jul17
Oct30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Language Between Worlds

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

Sunday July 17
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 30
7:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project
Aug6
Dec10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – The Partition Anti-Memorial Project

Pritika Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Chowdhry’s experiential art…

Saturday August 6
11:00 a.m.Saturday December 10
6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Free Admission Day
Aug23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Free Admission Day

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these…

Tuesday August 23
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Free Admission Day
Aug23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Free Admission Day

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these…

Tuesday August 23
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Free Admission Day
Aug23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Free Admission Day

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these…

Tuesday August 23
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Free Admission Day-Field Museum
Aug23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Free Admission Day-Field Museum

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these…

Tuesday August 23
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
RAILROADERS: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography
Aug30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

RAILROADERS: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography

Historic Pullman Foundation (HPF) is thrilled to host RAILROADERS: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography exhibit now through 2023.  Organized by Chicago History Museum and Center for…

Tuesday August 30
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Pullman Exhibit Hall
614 E 113th St
Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly
Sep9
Jan15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sentrock: The Boy Who Wanted To Fly

The Elmhurst Art Museum presents the first solo museum show of Pilsen-based street artist Sentrock, who uplifts and empowers youth through his murals and educational projects. The…

Friday September 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 15, 2023
12:00 a.m.
Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print
Sep9
Dec30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

For centuries, handwriting served as a powerful tool for communicating information, preserving knowledge, shaping identity, and building empires. In our digital world, however, fewer and…

Friday September 9
10:00 a.m.Friday December 30
5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
13th Floor Chicago
Sep10
Oct31
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

13th Floor Chicago

13th Floor Chicago – Officially open to the public on Saturday, September 10th! Open select nights through November 5th, 13th Floor Chicago will be back…

Saturday September 10Monday October 31
schiller park
Paul B. Moses: Trailblazing Art Historian
Sep12
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paul B. Moses: Trailblazing Art Historian

The extraordinary life of the art historian Paul B. Moses was defined by barriers overcome. His journey stretched from Ardmore, Pennsylvania, and Haverford College, where…

Monday September 12
9:00 a.m.Monday December 12
4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
Sensory Friendly Morning
Sep18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sensory Friendly Morning

Sensory-Friendly Morning at the MCA is a free, sensory-friendly program for neurodiverse visitors of all ages. Preregistered individuals and their families can visit the museum…

Sunday September 18
10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Sep22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection

Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection shines a light on the work of one of the most respected photojournalists of his day. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw…

Thursday September 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Amanda Christine Harth – Blue Collar
Sep23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Amanda Christine Harth – Blue Collar

Amanda Christine Harth Blue Collar The Guild Room at Epiphany Center for the Arts September 23, 2022 to October 29, 2022 Blue Collar is an…

Friday September 23
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Sep27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Tuesday September 27
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
The First Homosexuals + Celestial Stage
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The First Homosexuals + Celestial Stage

Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave. Chicago, opens two new exhibits running Oct. 1 – Dec. 17, 2022. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased…

Saturday October 1
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Edgar Allan Poe Tours
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Edgar Allan Poe Tours

Discover the man behind the myths, from talking ravens to tell-tale hearts. In this special tour of the American Writers Museum, you’ll dive into the…

Saturday October 1
3:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Museum of Spooky Illusions Chicago
Oct7
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Museum of Spooky Illusions Chicago

For Halloween and Fall Fun come visit Museum of Illusions Chicago as they’ve decked out the space with themed décor, making it a go-to destination for…

Friday October 7
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
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