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January 29, 2020
The Shape of the Future
Jan 29
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Shape of the Future

The Shape of the Future features works from the MCA Collection that reimagine the promise of a universal design language. Coinciding with the 2019 Chicago…

Wednesday January 29
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Water after All
Jan 29
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Water after All

Water after All features works from the MCA Collection that speak to ecological and economical interventions in the environment. The centerpiece of the exhibition is…

Wednesday January 29
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
January 30, 2020
South Asian Modern Masters
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

South Asian Modern Masters

South Asia Institute 1925 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60616 (312) 929-3911 www.saichicago.org Hours THURS – SAT 11am – 6pm The South Asia Institute is…

Thursday January 30
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave.
The Art and Science of a Happiness Exhibition
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art and Science of a Happiness Exhibition

The art exhibition will feature paintings and sculptures created by artist and gallerist Arica Hilton in response to and inspired by her work with Dr.…

Thursday January 30
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N. Wells Street
Becoming The Breeze: Alex Chitty With Alexander Calder
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming The Breeze: Alex Chitty With Alexander Calder

For Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder, Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty reveals the invisible processes behind when the museum presents one of the most…

Thursday January 30
12:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Destination Solar System
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Destination Solar System

Destination Solar System is a live show that takes adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of the Solar System. Set in the future, Destination…

Thursday January 30
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is excited to host a new year-long temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped…

Thursday January 30
The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time

Adler Planetarium’s newest exhibition teaches you all about the Universe. Featuring various multi-media interactive stations, The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time is a…

Thursday January 30
Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Tools of the Trade
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tools of the Trade

Our next temporary exhibit Tools of the Trade opened June 22 in the Roberta Rubin Writer’s Room. This exhibit examines the tools that have made…

Thursday January 30
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
A New World…So Wild A Place Art Exhibit by Kevin Firme
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A New World…So Wild A Place Art Exhibit by Kevin Firme

Kevin Firme’s pastel drawings and forged steel sculptures reflect shapes and movement of plants in the natural world. The structural relationships in the compositions are…

Thursday January 30
8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Mary Frances & Bill Veeck Gallery
5416 South Cornell Ave
Exhibition–Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibition–Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections

As academic fields expand and diversify, Special Collections is building collections to support these new directions. Researchers are drawing on original materials in many areas…

Thursday January 30
9:00 a.m.4:45 p.m.
Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery
1100 East 57th Street
Routes and Territories
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Routes and Territories

This exhibition unites three artists who have a relationship to the land, and the ways that memories of their displaced or colonized cultures are embedded…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Ad Minoliti: Logos
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Ad Minoliti: Logos

Ad Minoliti’s (Argentinian, b. 1980) colorful geometric artworks challenge us to see and think differently, beyond gender identifications and human forms. For the MCA Atrium…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston, IL is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibit, “Stunning Stories in American Indian…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Commons Artist Project: Blkhaus Studios
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Commons Artist Project: Blkhaus Studios

Founded by Chicago artists Folayemi Wilson and Norman Teague, BlkHaUS is a Chicago-based design studio that explores design as a vehicle for social change. For…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Mika Rottenberg: Easypieces

New York-based artist Mika Rottenberg uses absurdist satire to address topical issues by creating videos and installations that offer subversive allegories for contemporary life. Rottenberg…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today

The My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today exhibit and related program series will explore the influence of modern immigrant and refugee writing in America on our…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Return to the Everywhere, Considering the “Post-Truth” Era
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Return to the Everywhere, Considering the “Post-Truth” Era

Weinberg/Newton Gallery (688 N. Milwaukee), a non-commercial gallery dedicated to social justice, today announced Return to the Everywhere, a new exhibition featuring work by Gwyneth…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N. Milwaukee Avenue
The Shape of the Future
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Shape of the Future

The Shape of the Future features works from the MCA Collection that reimagine the promise of a universal design language. Coinciding with the 2019 Chicago…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Water after All
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Water after All

Water after All features works from the MCA Collection that speak to ecological and economical interventions in the environment. The centerpiece of the exhibition is…

Thursday January 30
10:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Ligia Lewis, Water Will (in Melody)
Jan 30
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Theatre & Performing Arts

Ligia Lewis, Water Will (in Melody)

In this devised choreographic work for four performers, melodrama and darkness—both literally onstage and psychologically—are points of departure for wrestling with notions of the “willful”…

Thursday January 30
8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
January 31, 2020
South Asian Modern Masters
Jan 31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

South Asian Modern Masters

South Asia Institute 1925 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL 60616 (312) 929-3911 www.saichicago.org Hours THURS – SAT 11am – 6pm The South Asia Institute is…

Friday January 31
South Asia Institute
1925 S. Michigan Ave.
The Art and Science of a Happiness Exhibition
Jan 31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art and Science of a Happiness Exhibition

The art exhibition will feature paintings and sculptures created by artist and gallerist Arica Hilton in response to and inspired by her work with Dr.…

Friday January 31
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary
716 N. Wells Street
Becoming The Breeze: Alex Chitty With Alexander Calder
Jan 31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming The Breeze: Alex Chitty With Alexander Calder

For Becoming the Breeze: Alex Chitty with Alexander Calder, Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty reveals the invisible processes behind when the museum presents one of the most…

Friday January 31
12:00 a.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
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