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Water/Agua Exhibition Recommended Free All Ages

3/20-6/6
Open Center for the Arts 2214 S. Sacramento, Chicago Bridgeport


This exhibition is a collection of 24 prints from artists all over the U.S., Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The opening reception is Friday 3/20, 6-10pm with music from Madera Once. Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, this show has been postponed till further notice.

Opening Reception of Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: works by Carmen Chami Recommended Free All Ages

Friday 4/3, 6-8pm


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dláteres and the Unexpected Journey," opens with works by Carmen Chami who create artworks that reference Mexican Baroque. Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be closed until 3/29. 312-738-1503

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors Opening Recommended All Ages

3/14-8/13
Field Museum 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago Museum Campus

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The Apsáalooke people of the Northern Plains were beaders, artists, mothers, two-spirited people, and warriors. This exhibition features contemporary beadwork and fashion of the Apsáalooke as well as 100-year-old war shields. The exhibition is presented in both English and Spanish, with select sections also in Apsáalooke. 312-922-9410

"Woman’s Club" by Liz Weinstein Recommended Free All Ages

3/19-6/19


A flag created by Maryam Taghavi will come down and a flag created by Liz Weinstein will be raised to mark the change from Winter to Spring. The flag raising will take place 4/19 at 7pm.

Outsider Art: The Collection of Victor F. Keen Recommended Member Picks Free All Ages Agenda

2/6-9/7


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ore than 40 works of art from the most well-known outsider artists will be exhibited from the collection of Victor F. Keen. These works operate outside of the mainstream art world. Opening reception 2/5, 5-8pm. 312-243-9088

“This Bucket Ain't For Ice!” All Ages

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.


An exhibition of blues music photography by Eric Kriesant. 312-808-1286

Opening Reception: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos Recommended Free All Ages

4/3-8/2


The museum is presenting an exhibition of 200 images that shed light on Kahlo's life. Opening reception is 4/3, 6-8pm. Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be closed until 3/29. 312-738-1503

Foundation Collection for Artists Run Chicago 2.0 Recommended Free All Ages

4/4-7/12
Hyde Park Art Center 5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago Hyde Park


Artists Run Chicago 2.0 will be inviting artist-run spaces in Chicago to exhibit work from their collection. 773-324-5520

Christina Quarles All Ages

4/4-8/23

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hristina Quarles is an LA artist who paints bodies: limbs, torsos, faces all collide with one another and create experimental pieces of gesture. This will be her largest exhibition of work to date. 312-280-2660

Re-carving the Past: The Art of Chinese Bronzes and Jades All Ages Canceled

2/5-6/20
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art 220 S. Cottage Hill Ave., Elmhurst Suburbs Southwest


Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum is closed until further notice. This exhibition focuses on two prominent art forms in Chicago with 11 bronzes and 16 Jade carvings. 630-833-1616

. . . And I Am Not Afraid Recommended Free The Short List (Theater)

Available anytime through Prop Thtr website

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Prop Thtr presents a free streaming version of this production from fall of 2019, presented then under the title I Am Going to Die Alone and I Am Not Afraid. Devised by the ensemble and directed by Anna Gelman, with music by Alec Phan, the play uses the Holocaust and its legacy as a lens for exploring bravery and tenacity in the face of violence and oppression. Reader critic Dmitry Samarov wrote "In a time when so many societal forces are hell-bent on dividing us along tribal lines, this powerful piece of theater shows how sharing the tribulations of one people must give all people pause."

Second Friday Member Picks Free All Ages

Second Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m.


More than 30 art spaces in the Chicago Arts District around 18th and Halsted host receptions, open houses, and artists' talks. Maps available at 1821 S. Halsted. 312-738-8000, ext. 112

"Energy Revolution:" Creating Our Carbon-Free Future Recommended All Ages

4/15-11/1
Chicago Architecture Center 111 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago Loop


Located in the Usher Lambe Rotating Gallery in the Architecture Center is "Energy Revolution," the first major exhibition since the centers opening in 2018. The exhibition looks at how urgency and actions can free Chicago from fossil fuels. The opening of the exhibition is 4/15. Update: To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the center is closed until 3/31. 312-922-3432

Soul Healing Satsang with Stacy Patrice Recommended All Ages

Sundays, 1 p.m.

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Healing artist and soul healer Stacy Patrice offers a weekly online satsang (a convening in the yogic tradition where participants consciously gather to align with goodness). Hosted by the Rebuild Foundation and aired Sundays on their Instagram Live.

'Momma Raised a Fool' Sketches by Sentrock Recommended Free

On view on Elephant Room's website
Elephant Room Gallery 704 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago South Loop


In the exhibition "Momma Raised a Fool," Chicago-based street artist Sentrock presents sketches that invite viewers to decode the meaning. Inspired by graffiti in Mexican-American neighborhoods, Sentrocks work is based on narrative and includes his signature bird-masked character. 312-361-0281

Lina Bo Bardi: Habitat Recommended All Ages

6/13-9/27

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"Habitat" features drawings, photographs, furniture, and projects that the Brazilian artist, Bo Bardi, has created. 312-280-2660

THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU. Recommended All Ages

11/1-2/14
Art Institute of Chicago 111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago Loop

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his major solo exhibition of Barbara Krugers work will look at the last four decades of the artist's practice. Kruger is one of the most significant artists of our time, commenting on consumerism and pop culture through text, stereotypes, humor, and empathy. 312-443-3600