A vinyasa flow yoga class presented by Yoga by Degrees takes place in the Adler's Grainger Sky Theater. $15
Featuring the restored Gemini 12 spacecraft and artifacts commemorating the 40th anniversary of its mission and other lunar adventures; astro labs and various historical space reading devices; interactive displays on galaxies, planets, and other nonterrestrial entities. The museum's regular sky shows start on the half hour, virtual reality presentations every 90 minutes.
Interactive and all-ages exhibit on space flight, including simulated rides and extra-terrestrial exploration.
Take a tour of the Milky Way and beyond in this live show.
Adler Planetarium offers a 3D visual experience through orbits in space.
A retrospective of work by the late artist. Reception Fri 9/5, 5:30-7:30 PM.
Chicago is practically a museum of Stanley Tigerman's architectural endeavors. The 83-year-old worked with modernist greats at Keck & Keck and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in the 1940s and 50s, spearheaded the Chicago Seven group of postmodern architects in the 70s, and founded Archeworks, the socially conscious River North design school, in the mid-90s. The Art Institute's "Architecture to Scale" showcases the contributions of the bad-boy architect, whose designs include everything from the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie to an Indiana vacation home that looks like a penis and testicles. The other half of the show is dedicated to Los Angeles-based Zago Architecture, represented by XYT: Detroit Streets, an installation comprising ten short digital films. True to the exhibition's name, the architectural process is presented in both micro (sketches and pint-size models) and macro (the panaromas of XYT: Detroit Streets fill the length of an exhibition hall, as close to life-size as can fit indoors). Continue reading >>
A retrospective of work by the Czech-born French artist and photographer.
A retrospective of work by the European photographer, painter, and museum curator.
A collection of the Japanese printmaker's abstract work.
Saul Steinberg was behind one of the most famous magazine covers ever: the March 29, 1976, issue of the New Yorker, which featured his depiction of big, bustling Manhattan against a background of fly-over country. And yet the cartoonist once said, "I don't quite belong to the art, cartoon, or magazine world, so the art world doesn't quite know where to place me." The current Art Institute show commemorating the 100th year of the artist's birth supports Steinberg's statement. Shoved into a corner of the Prints and Drawings Gallery, the display includes only five of the 54 works on paper recently bequeathed to the museum by the Saul Steinberg Foundation. But track it down and you're in for a treat. Continue reading >>
A retrospective of work, including paintings, photographs, and drawings, by Belgian surrealist René Magritte.
When Alexander Eisenschmidt moved to Chicago in 2007, the German-born architectural theorist was disturbed by how the city talks about its buildings. Sipping a glass of rosé in the cafe at the Art Institute's Modern Wing, he describes a kind of "museum-ification." ¶ Take, for example, the time architect Rem Koolhaas proposed that his student center at IIT incorporate the Mies van der Rohe–designed Commons Building—it sparked public outrage that the new structure attacked the "purity and simplicity" of the existing architecture. "Preservationists have instilled this attitude in policy makers and politicians," Eisenschmidt says. "If we don't look out, [architecturally] we will be very quickly forgotten." Continue reading >>