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Immersive Frida
Apr21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Thursday April 21
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Apr21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Thursday April 21
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
What is the Energy Revolution? A Conversation with Doug Farr
Apr21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Virtual Event

What is the Energy Revolution? A Conversation with Doug Farr

Join us for a special introduction to CAC’s Energy Revolution exhibition with architect and co‐curator Doug Farr. Learn how each of us can combat the…

Thursday April 21
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
Virtual Event
Monica Ong: Planetaria Exhibition Opening
Apr21
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Monica Ong: Planetaria Exhibition Opening

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, Monica Ong: Planetaria, exploring the sky from a female perspective. Visitors of all ages are invited to view and…

Thursday April 21
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

61 W. Superior St.
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Friday April 22
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Friday April 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Friday April 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Friday April 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Apr22
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 April 22
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Immersive Frida
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Friday April 22
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist

Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Reinvigorated by…

Friday April 22
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours
Apr22
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Tours & Attractions

Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Thursdays and Fridays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE…

Friday April 22
1:15 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Jin Lee: Views & Scenes
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Jin Lee: Views & Scenes

This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Lake County Home Show
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Lake County Home Show

The Free Lake County Home Show Returns This Weekend! Bringing You the Best and Easiest Way to Improve Your Home! This massive event is the…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 Peterson Rd
Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable
Apr23
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…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Immersive Frida
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Immersive Frida Kahlo

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising painter who created some of the history’s most iconic artwork.…

Saturday April 23
10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Place
108 W. Germania Pl.
Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist
Apr23
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab: Meet an Artist

Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Reinvigorated by…

Saturday April 23
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Astronomy Day
Apr23
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Sports & Recreation

Astronomy Day

Explore the wonders of stargazing! Look through and learn about different telescopes, attend lectures on new discoveries in our galaxy, complete fun crafts & more!…

Saturday April 23
5:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin
Crossings: Mapping American Journeys
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Crossings: Mapping American Journeys

Crossings invites you to take four historic routes across the United States. Maps, guidebooks, travelogues, postcards, and more from the Newberry’s collection recreate travelers’ experiences along…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

An Instrument in the Shape of a Woman

With brilliant color and provocative forms, the artists in this exhibition suggest an alternate universe, at once familiar and surreal, seen through the prism of…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Apr24
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most compelling and controversial artists, Robert Colescott…

Sunday April 24
10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor
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