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Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug20
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 August 20
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug20
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 August 20
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Teen Digital Learning Program
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Teen Digital Learning Program

The High School Science and Digital Learning Program introduces students entering grades 10–12 to the science and technology of the Field Museum. In this 6-week…

Friday August 20
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Friday August 20
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug20
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 August 20
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Friday August 20
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection

Special Exhibit – Fan Favorites from the Lizzadro Collection continues through August 29, 2021 Missing some of your favorite pieces in the Museum? Re-visit the…

Friday August 20
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lizzadro Museum
1220 Kensington Road
Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Thresholds Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves

Identity: Perspectives on Y(OUR)selves presents artwork created in Thresholds’ Art Therapy Program. The exhibition examines the topic of identity through the lens of creative expression.…

Friday August 20
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Epiphany Center for the Arts
201 S Ashland Ave
Frida Kahlo: Timeless
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo: Timeless

The exhibition, on view June 5 to Sept. 6, 2021, will be the largest Frida Kahlo exhibition in the Chicago area in more than 40…

Friday August 20
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.
Cleve Carney Museum
425 Fawell Blvd
Summer Café
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Summer Café

The Museum is opening its main gallery and courtyard for a summer café. We will start simple with Swedish coffee and cookies as we build…

Friday August 20
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark Street
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

This exhibition is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council and Indiana University Northwest. Throughout the underpinning of modernist design, aspirations of efficiency and comfort…

Friday August 20
11:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Paradigm Exhibit
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Paradigm Exhibit

This summer, join Springboard Arts for the opening of their third exhibition, “Paradigm.” As the world around us evolves, so must one’s disposition, and in…

Friday August 20
11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
Zg Summer Group Show
Aug20
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Zg Summer Group Show

Join us on Friday, July 9th for our Zg Summer group show featuring 18 artists working in painting, sculpture and works on paper. Opening during…

Friday August 20
12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Zg Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Artists on the Lam’s 10th Anniversary Show: DECAHEDRON Online Art Exhibition

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Artists on the Lam. Celebrate with us! It was on Monday, June 6, 2011, that local artist, independent curator,…

Saturday August 21
Artists on the Lam
PO Box 47875
Immersive Art Space LP presents Immersive Van Gogh
Aug21
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 August 21
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Sweet Bitter Love
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Sweet Bitter Love

Sweet Bitter Love: An Initiative of Toward Common Cause presents Jeffrey Gibson’s reflections on representations of Indigenous people in cultural institutions. Responding to a series of…

Saturday August 21
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
The Art of Banksy
Aug21
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 August 21
360 N. State St
201 S Ashland Ave
Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
Aug21
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 August 21
Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Experimental Makers Workshop: Community Event at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Experimental Makers Workshop: Community Event at Weinberg/Newton Gallery

Join Weinberg/Newton Gallery to celebrate the culmination of the Experimental Makers Workshop with a free and open-to-the-public community event. Experimental Makers Workshop: Community Event encourages…

Saturday August 21
2:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Weinberg/Newton Gallery
688 N. Milwaukee Avenue
African Diaspora: Chicago | An Exhibition Curated by Gallery Guichard
Aug21
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 August 21
6:00 a.m.8:00 p.m.
One Two Pru
180 North Stetson Avenue
Breakfast with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Breakfast with the Animals at Lincoln Park Zoo

“Breakfast with Animals,” a 10-event series occurring across the nation from June until September, will allow families to start their day off right by eating…

Saturday August 21
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Cannon Drive at Fullerton Parkway
Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall

Step into the field to explore the trailblazing life and legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, from her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees to becoming an acclaimed…

Saturday August 21
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr,
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes
Aug21
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…

Saturday August 21
9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Dinos Everywhere!
Aug21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Dinos Everywhere!

The zoo’s popular Dinos Everywhere!, sponsored by Meijer, returns for a limited time through September 6, 2021. A few surprises will be featured on some…

Southwest Suburbs

Event details
Saturday August 21
9:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
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