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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Documenting and Preserving Black History and Culture in Chicago
Jul25
Sep2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium: Documenting and Preserving Black History and Culture in Chicago

How can we connect all who seek to document, share, understand, and preserve Black experiences? Making these connections is the mission of the Black Metropolis…

Monday July 25
9:00 a.m.Friday September 2
4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
Cesar Conde & C.J. Hungerman: C + C = COLLISION
Jul29
Sep10
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Cesar Conde & C.J. Hungerman: C + C = COLLISION

Abstract collides with Realism. The exhibition C + C = COLLISION presents a collaborative series between Cesar Conde and C.J. Hungerman. With their own unique style, Cesar…

Friday July 29
10:00 a.m.Saturday September 10
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
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
Plan B Art Project
Aug11
Sep18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Plan B Art Project

Traveling exhibition featuring 60+ artists in which proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood About this event This traveling exhibition will be at Pistachios Jewelry in…

Thursday August 11
11:00 a.m.Sunday September 18
5:00 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Aug13
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 August 13
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Aron Gent- Shur Shot
Aug13
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Aron Gent- Shur Shot

Aron Gent Shur Shot Slemmons Gallery July 15, 2022 to August 27, 2022 The newest exhibition taking place in Slemmons Gallery as part of The Chicago…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Handmaidens for Travelers: The Pullman Company Maids
Aug13
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…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Lewis Achenbach- The Sonic Story Continues
Aug13
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Lewis Achenbach- The Sonic Story Continues

Self-proclaimed absurdist and artist Lewis Achenbach continues to visually improvise and document the music scene as he has done for the last 10 years, capturing…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Special Exhibit-The Artful Soul of Faust
Aug13
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…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Interactive Louvre Exhibit
Aug13
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…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Oak Brook Center
2120 Oak Brook Center
Poemtime
Aug13
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Poemtime

Spend part of your weekend at the Poetry Foundation with Poemtime, a weekly storytime that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings, songs, and art projects!…

Saturday August 13
10:00 a.m.10:30 p.m.

61 W. Superior St.
South Asia Institute’s Freedom Festival
Aug13
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Music & Comedy

South Asia Institute’s Freedom Festival

Celebrating 75 Years of Independence with TWO days of very special music and dance performances I Day 01 DAY 01 LINEUP: 1PM: DJ Spin Cycle:…

Saturday August 13
1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
South Asia Institute
1925 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Lewis Achenbach: The Sonic Story Continues
Aug13
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Lewis Achenbach: The Sonic Story Continues

Self-proclaimed absurdist and artist Lewis Achenbach continues to visually improvise and document the music scene as he has done for the last 10 years, capturing…

Saturday August 13
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Aug14
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 August 14
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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