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Candace Hunter: The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler
Nov11
Mar3
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Candace Hunter: The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler

In The Alien‐Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler, Candace Hunter presents new works created with synthetic plants, remnants of a sustainable food experiment,…

Saturday November 11, 2023
10:00 a.m.Sunday March 3, 2024
4:00 p.m.
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.
Nov28
Mar30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Indigenous Portraits Unbound: Reflections on iconic images of resilience.

Take a closer look at one of the most imposing, influential, and expensive books published in the United States before the Civil War, Thomas McKenney…

Tuesday November 28, 2023
8:00 a.m.Saturday March 30, 2024
5:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
Uncommon Threads
Jan18
Mar31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Uncommon Threads

Uncommon Threads is an exhibition featuring work from Gilly Langton, Brooke Marks-Swanson and Myung Urso. Each artist utilizes hand-dyed or hand-sewn fabric to create one-of-a-kind, wearable…

Thursday, January 18th
11:00 a.m.Sunday, March 31st
5:00 p.m.
Pistachios Jewelry
716 N Wabash Ave.
Turtel Onli: The Black Age Of Comics
Jan26
Mar31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Turtel Onli: The Black Age Of Comics

The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is proud to present Turtel Onli: The Black Age of Comics on view in Café Logan, 915 E…

Friday, January 26th
8:00 a.m.Sunday, March 31st
8:00 p.m.
Logan Center for the Arts – Café Logan
915 East 60th Street
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country

EXHIBITION DATES: February 10 – March 3, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday February 11, 2024;  1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9am–6pm; Friday, 9am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday,…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT

EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth

PAUL VERBURG AND JACK DEMUTH EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9…

Saturday, February 17th
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
The Art of Ezra Tucker
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Ezra Tucker

Ezra Tucker is an artist who established his career as a painter by painting wildlife, most notably large mammals. More recently, he has focused on…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. “I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli explores how…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Boil, Toil + Trouble
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Boil, Toil + Trouble

Curator Zoe Lukov and cultural producer Abby Pucker, co-founders of the nonprofit creative enterprise Art in Common, present the newest iteration of the large-scale group…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Art in Common
400 N Peoria
Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dark Testament: A Century of Black Writers on Justice

This immersive exhibit, extended through May 6, 2024, explores racial injustice in America through the work of Black American writers from the end of the…

Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Spring Flower Show: What’s In A Name?
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Spring Flower Show: What’s In A Name?

This year’s Spring Flower Show, What’s in a Name?, explains the history and science of botanical nomenclature alongside a beautiful flower show full of blooms.  Plant names are an…

Garfield Park

Event details
Saturday, February 17th
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave.
Talk | Gerardo Mosquera
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Talk | Gerardo Mosquera

About the Event At this keynote address, Gerardo Mosquera, one of the leading curators of his time, introduces a new collaborative project between the MCA,…

Saturday, February 17th
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
What The Heck??!!!
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

What The Heck??!!!

WHAT THE HECK??!!! FEBRUARY 10th -MARCH 16th,2024 Curated by Claudia Craemer, Debbie Craemer. Make this year’s Valentine’s Celebration extra special with an activity they’ll never…

Saturday, February 17th
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Tall Grass Arts Association
367 Artist Walk
Perspective: An Exhibition of Fine Artworks
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Perspective: An Exhibition of Fine Artworks

PERSPECTIVE, an exhibition of fine artworks at Navy Pier presented by Diasporal Rhythms celebrating their 20th year anniversary. Explore this exhibit October 6, 2023-January 31, 2024, open daily at the Lower Level of…

Saturday, February 17th
11:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Ferris Bueller Movie Tour in the Art Institute of Chicago
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Ferris Bueller Movie Tour in the Art Institute of Chicago

In the beloved 1980s teen comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the Art Institute of Chicago plays a starring role—and on this immersive, small-group tour, you’ll…

Saturday, February 17th
11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Watson Adventures’ Field of Screams Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Watson Adventures’ Field of Screams Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Field Museum! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off Field Museum staffers involved…

Saturday, February 17th
2:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Curator-Led Tour of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Curator-Led Tour of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin

Join the curator of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin for a tour of the exhibition.

Saturday, February 17th
2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St
Curator-Led Tour of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Curator-Led Tour of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin

Join Stephanie Cristello, curator of Sif Itona Westerberg: Twin Flame, Double Ruin, for a tour of the exhibition. This program will provide an in-depth look at Westerberg’s installation…

Saturday, February 17th
2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St
Escapade | Tasting Exhibition
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Escapade | Tasting Exhibition

ESCAPADE | Tasting Exhibition is a dynamic contemporary art pop-up that invites guests to escape into a realm of artistic and culinary collaboration. Our curated…

Saturday, February 17th
4:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
salonlb.
1010 West 35th Street
“DISARM, Everyday Violence, Every Day” Exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Feb17
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

“DISARM, Everyday Violence, Every Day” Exhibition at Weinberg/Newton Gallery

After nine years of serving the Chicago community as a non-commercial gallery dedicated to promoting social justice causes through art and programming, Weinberg/Newton Gallery is…

Saturday, February 17th
5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country
Feb18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Town and Country

EXHIBITION DATES: February 10 – March 3, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday February 11, 2024;  1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9am–6pm; Friday, 9am–5pm; Saturday and Sunday,…

Sunday, February 18th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT
Feb18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

KATHY HALPER | JOMO: THE JOY OF MISSING OUT

EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9 am–6 pm; Friday, 9 am–5…

Sunday, February 18th
9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth
Feb18
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center: Exhibition and Opening Reception – Paul Verburg & Jack Demuth

PAUL VERBURG AND JACK DEMUTH EXHIBITION DATES: January 10 – February 18, 2024 OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, January 14, 2024; 1–4 pm GALLERY HOURS: Monday–Thursday, 9…

Sunday, February 18th
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Evanston Art Center
1717 Central Street
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