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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
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
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
VICINITY DIPTYCH
Sep8
Oct16
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

VICINITY DIPTYCH

VICINITY DIPTYCH consists of two installation performance works Tend and as though your body were right. These projects are independent companion pieces that explore overlapping…

Thursday September 8
7:00 p.m.Sunday October 16
7:00 p.m.
Indian Boundary Park
2500 W Lunt Avenue
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
Prolific Lee’s Solo Exhibition
Sep17
Oct1
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Prolific Lee’s Solo Exhibition

Nostalgic AF Solo Exhibition by LeDonna (Prolific Lee) Bailey instagram: @prolific_lee A collection of paintings plus prints and other items for sale September 17th 3-7pm…

Saturday September 17
3:00 p.m.Saturday October 1
7:00 p.m.
Pose Cultural Art Gallery
2136 W Chicago Ave
Capture Chicago Photography Cruise
Sep24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Capture Chicago Photography Cruise

Have you ever wished to capture the perfect shot of Chicago’s beautiful buildings in the early morning light? A Capture Chicago Photography Cruise aboard Chicago’s…

Saturday September 24
9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
112 E Wacker Drive, Chicago IL, 60601
Amanda Christine Harth – Blue Collar
Sep24
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…

Saturday September 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Sep24
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…

Saturday September 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Kioto Aoki – Double Run Eight
Sep24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Kioto Aoki – Double Run Eight

Double Run Eight features work from artist Kioto Aoki, and takes its name from a moving image camera from the Rod Slemmons Camera Collection: a Bell…

Saturday September 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Oktoberfest
Sep24
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Oktoberfest

Zoogoers can toss on their lederhosen and enjoy live polka music at the Beer Garden from 11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Brookfield Zoo’s East…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Saturday September 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Interactive Louvre Exhibit
Sep24
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 September 24
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Oak Brook Center
2120 Oak Brook Center
RAILROADERS: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography
Sep24
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…

Saturday September 24
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Pullman Exhibit Hall
614 E 113th St
West Town
Sep24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

West Town Art Walk

Friday, September 23rd 5pm-8pm & Saturday, September 24th 12pm-8pm #WestTownArtWalk @WestTownChicago ​ Established in 2011, the West Town Art Walk is organized by the West…

Saturday September 24
12:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The West Town Art Walk will take place throughout West Town: Division to Hubbard, Halsted to Kedzie
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