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Tara Donovan : Smart Museum

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 22
Smart Museum of Art University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago Hyde Park


This is the first time Tara Donovan is exhibiting her sculptural and 2D prints together at the same time. Donovan, who makes art from everyday objects like thumb tacks, toothpicks, straws, will be presenting her pieces in the solo show, Fieldwork. The opening reception is June 13th 7-8:30pm at the Smart Museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10-5pm, closed on Mondays. 773-702-0200

The Forced Transfer

Opens Tue 6/7
National Cambodian Heritage Museum 2831 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago Ravenswood


As a young Buddhist monk in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, during the 1960s, Kompha Seth studied the Brahmi alphabet and Magadhi—a root language of modern Khmer—which had been preserved and passed down for generations. Today, he's one of only a few Cambodians in the world who understands these dialects and their links to modern Khmer. Continue reading >> 773-506-1280

"Pop América, 1965–1975"

Tuesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 7


through 12/8 847-491-4000

"This Bucket Ain't For Ice!"

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.


an exhibition of blues music photography by Eric Kriesant; opening day features a performance by Lurrie Bell 312-808-1286