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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, 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

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
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
Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul
Aug12
Sep24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul

Project Onward and [salonlb.] Got Soul The Catacombs at Epiphany Center for the Arts August 12, to September 24, 2022 Soul is the active or…

Friday August 12
10:00 a.m.Saturday September 24
5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
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,
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Aug26
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…

Friday August 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Aron Gent- Shur Shot
Aug26
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…

Friday August 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Handmaidens for Travelers: The Pullman Company Maids
Aug26
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 August 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Lewis Achenbach- The Sonic Story Continues
Aug26
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…

Friday August 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Special Exhibit-The Artful Soul of Faust
Aug26
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…

Friday August 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Interactive Louvre Exhibit
Aug26
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 August 26
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Oak Brook Center
2120 Oak Brook Center
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Aug26
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 August 26
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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