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Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine
Feb15
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine

The first retrospective devoted to Bob Thompson in more than twenty years, this exhibition traces the artist’s brief but prolific transatlantic career. Through 85 paintings…

Tuesday February 15Sunday May 15
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
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
Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist
Mar11
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist

Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Reinvigorated by…

Friday March 11
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Juan Fernandez Line, Shape, Form, Repeat
Mar26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Juan Fernandez Line, Shape, Form, Repeat

In Line, Shape, Form, Repeat, Juan Fernandez uses an 11” x 14” camera from the Slemmons Camera Archive as a bridge between traditional analog making and…

Saturday March 26
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
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
Skin in the Game Exhibition
Apr7
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Skin in the Game Exhibition

The acclaimed exhibition, Skin in the Game, will be on display in Chicago April 7-24. This vibrant public program was curated by Zoe Lukov and…

Thursday April 7
12:00 p.m.Sunday April 24
8:00 p.m.
400 N Peoria Street
400 N Peoria Street
The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues
Apr8
Jul9
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The South Asia Institute – The Spider Speaketh in Tongues

The South Asia Institute will host The Spider Speaketh in Tongues- a curated solo exhibition encapsulating Amin Gulgee’s artistic practice. #CommunityFridays Free Admission Every Friday!…

Friday April 8Saturday July 9
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Apr23
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 April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Apr23
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 April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Lake County Home Show
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Lake County Home Show

The Free Lake County Home Show Returns This Weekend! Bringing You the Best and Easiest Way to Improve Your Home! This massive event is the…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 Peterson Rd
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Apr23
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 April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Immersive Frida
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist

Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Reinvigorated by…

Saturday April 23
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Apr24
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…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Apr24
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…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Lake County Home Show
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Lake County Home Show

The Free Lake County Home Show Returns This Weekend! Bringing You the Best and Easiest Way to Improve Your Home! This massive event is the…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 Peterson Rd
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Apr24
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…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Immersive Frida
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
New Acquisitions to the Video Game History Collection
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

New Acquisitions to the Video Game History Collection

Over the past two years, the Chicago Gamespace Video Game History Collection has steadily increased in quantity and quality. Its focus is on the most…

Sunday April 24
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Gamespace
2418 W Bloomingdale Ave Apt 101
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