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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.
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
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.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May16
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…

Monday May 16
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May16
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…

Monday May 16
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
May16
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…

Monday May 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
May16
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…

Monday May 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
May16
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 May 16
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Immersive Frida
May16
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.…

Monday May 16
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Graduate Exhibition II
May16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Graduate Exhibition II

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Graduate Exhibition II, an exhibition celebrating more than 100 students completing their graduate degrees in master…

Monday May 16
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
SAIC Galleries
33 E. Washington St.
Challenges of Diversity in the U.S. Military
May17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Challenges of Diversity in the U.S. Military

Join us on May 17 for a conversation on diversity and inclusion in U.S. military institutions. Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer, Chief Military Historian of the…

Tuesday May 17
6:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
104 S. Michigan Ave. 2nd Floor
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May17
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…

Tuesday May 17
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May17
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…

Tuesday May 17
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
May17
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…

Tuesday May 17
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
May17
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…

Tuesday May 17
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Immersive Frida
May17
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.…

Tuesday May 17
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Graduate Exhibition II
May17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Graduate Exhibition II

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents Graduate Exhibition II, an exhibition celebrating more than 100 students completing their graduate degrees in master…

Tuesday May 17
11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
SAIC Galleries
33 E. Washington St.
Toasting the Revolution / A brindar por la revolución
May17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toasting the Revolution / A brindar por la revolución

This program will be held in person at the Newberry. Please register for free in advance here. As we welcome visitors to the library, we’re continuing…

Tuesday May 17
6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
May18
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…

Wednesday May 18
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
May18
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…

Wednesday May 18
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
May18
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…

Wednesday May 18
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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