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Beyond the Mansion: Great Chicago Fire Walking Tour
Oct21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Beyond the Mansion: Great Chicago Fire Walking Tour

In 1879, the Chicago Daily Tribune headline announced, “Something New in Houses— A Fire-Proof Residence.” The article showcased the Nickerson’s new residence, now home to the Driehaus…

Thursday October 21
3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Driehaus Museum
40 E Erie St
In Search of a Jewish Story in China
Oct21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

In Search of a Jewish Story in China

The “Jewish story” is traditionally considered to be an “endless chain of persecutions, from century to century, from country to country.” However, the history of…

Thursday October 21
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Friday October 22
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Friday October 22
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Friday October 22
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Friday October 22
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Banksy

The world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy coming to Chicago. Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The Art of Banksy hosts prints, canvasses, screenprints, sculptures…

Friday October 22
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Friday October 22
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Friday October 22
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Friday October 22
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Friday October 22
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props…

Friday October 22
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable honors the incredible writing and enduring impact of one of America’s most celebrated writers. Featuring personal artifacts from Bradbury’s life like his…

Friday October 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away

“Take My Hand, Feel Your Fantasy Slip Away” is an exhibition that approaches the figure as a manifestation of vulnerability, sensibility, and human emotion, through…

Friday October 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright
Oct22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright

Wrightwood 659 presents Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright, a dual exhibition exploring two of these architects’ long-demolished masterpieces: Louis H.…

Friday October 22
12:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wrightwood 659
659 W. Wrightwood Avenue
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Saturday October 23
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Saturday October 23
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Saturday October 23
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, will open Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 with the U.S. premiere of…

Saturday October 23
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
The Art of Banksy
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

The Art of Banksy

The world’s largest collection of privately-owned Banksy coming to Chicago. Seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, The Art of Banksy hosts prints, canvasses, screenprints, sculptures…

Saturday October 23
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art opens its inaugural season with Tony Fitzpatrick: Jesus of Western Avenue. This will be the final museum exhibition by…

Saturday October 23
The Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40

Presented in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this multi-site exhibition uses the idea of “the commons” to explore the current socio-political…

Saturday October 23
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard

Gallery Guichard, the most notable and respected gallery in Bronzeville — the largest African American art district in the country — is located on the…

Saturday October 23
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Michelle Wasson – On Feronia
Oct23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Michelle Wasson – On Feronia

In “On Feronia”, Chicago-based painter Michelle Wasson presents a new body of work in The Guild Room. Wasson’s paintings offer a sensual refuge from reality.…

Saturday October 23
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
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