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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
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
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
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
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
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
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Nov26
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 November 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Nov26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Saturday November 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Jay Wolke: Past, Present, Future
Nov26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jay Wolke: Past, Present, Future

Jay Wolke Past, Present, Future Slemmons Gallery at Epiphany Center for the Arts November 4, 2022 to December 17, 2022 For the exhibition Past, Present,…

Saturday November 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff – Portraits: An Intimate View
Nov26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff – Portraits: An Intimate View

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff Portraits: An Intimate View The Sanctuary Hallways at Epiphany Center for the Arts November 18, 2022 to January 7, 2023 An absolute…

Saturday November 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S. Ashland
The First Homosexuals + Celestial Stage
Nov26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The First Homosexuals + Celestial Stage

Wrightwood 659, 659 W. Wrightwood Ave. Chicago, opens two new exhibits running Oct. 1 – Dec. 17, 2022. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased…

Saturday November 26
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle
Nov26
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago announced the launch of The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle art classes called Make A Holiday Masterpiece. Classes will take place on…

Saturday November 26
10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
LIGHTHOUSE ARTSPACE CHICAGO
108 W GERMANIA PL
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Nov26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Saturday November 26
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021
Nov26
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021

Logan Center Exhibitions celebrates the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts’ 10-year anniversary with its Fall 2022 exhibition Passing Through: Artists from DOVA…

Saturday November 26
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery 107
915 E 60th St
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Nov27
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…

Sunday November 27
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Nov27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Sunday November 27
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Winter WNDRland
Nov27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Winter WNDRland

WNDR Museum, Chicago’s original immersive art and technology experience, invites guests to immerse themselves in the magic of the holiday season with the return of…

Sunday November 27
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
wndr museum
1130 W Monroe St.
The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle
Nov27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago announced the launch of The Immersive Nutcracker, A Winter Miracle art classes called Make A Holiday Masterpiece. Classes will take place on…

Sunday November 27
10:00 a.m.9:00 p.m.
LIGHTHOUSE ARTSPACE CHICAGO
108 W GERMANIA PL
Art Games by Snow Yunxue Fu
Nov27
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art Games by Snow Yunxue Fu

Chicago Gamespace is pleased to present a series of art games by New York-based artist Snow Yunxue Fu. Whether running through a placeless city, exploring…

Sunday November 27
1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Gamespace
2418 W Bloomingdale Ave Apt 101
Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic
Nov27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic

Bright Lights. Magical Nights. Holiday Magic. Now in our 41st year, get ready to visit Chicagoland’s longest-running lights festival featuring over two million twinkling LED…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Sunday November 27
3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021
Nov27
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Passing Through: Artists From DoVA 2012-2021

Logan Center Exhibitions celebrates the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts’ 10-year anniversary with its Fall 2022 exhibition Passing Through: Artists from DOVA…

Sunday November 27
5:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Gallery 107
915 E 60th St
Chim: Between Devastation and Resurrection
Nov28
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…

Monday November 28
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Nov28
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

Immerse yourself in Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice and honor the significant contributions of Black writers to American literature and history. Explore racial…

Monday November 28
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
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