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Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji designed nearly 100 buildings in Baghdad between the 1950s and 1970s. His unconventional style reflects Iraq's burgeoning modernity, and his photography captures the growing unease during the time period leading up to Saddam Hussein's rule. »
Can I Kick It? Chicago Truborn September 10
This mixed-media group show features more than 60 street artists and established creators who teamed up to celebrate Truborn's three-year anniversary. Opening reception Sat 9/10, 6-10 PM.
Naperville Theater Wit September 02
To get an idea of how wide the divide between Chicago's urban denizens and suburbanites can be, just consider the tagline for the Berwyn Development Corporation's current ad campaign: "Berwyn: Nothing like a suburb." Really? »
Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College July 21
As far back as Ecclesiastes 3:20—"All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return"—dust has been acknowledged as an elemental constant in the natural world. However, certain types of the powdery substance aren't so beneficial to Mother Nature. »
Thirteen Laughing at Each Other Art Institute of Chicago April 28
An immersive exhibition by the late Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz (1953-2001).
Broken Journey Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum May 06
When you walk into the second-floor gallery space of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum you might be surprised to see Art Fox's photographs of birds literally hovering off the wall. For the exhibition "Broken Journey," instead of being displayed in a standard gallery presentation—where the artworks are positioned flush against the wall—15 of Fox's images are hung with wire to appear as if they are floating. »
Moholy-Nagy: Future Present Art Institute of Chicago October 02
Hungarian-born multimedia artist László Moholy-Nagy made his mark on the Chicago art scene in 1937 when he founded the New Bauhaus school, now the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Through a collection of works from the last 26 years of his life, the Art Institute reintroduces Moholy-Nagy to the city that bears his undeniable influence.
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera Northwestern University Block Museum of Art September 17
Photographer Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong and participated in the downtown Manhattan art scene during the 1980s. This biographical information is reflected in his work, primarily photographs he took of himself in a Maoist uniform standing in front of such famous landmarks as the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. »
Closed Garden Johalla Projects September 09
Stephen Eichhorn presents a new collection of collages and sculptures of geological composure. Opening reception Fri 9/9, 7-10 PM.
The Making of a Fugitive Museum of Contemporary Art July 16
Work by Dennis Adams, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Bruce Nauman, Carrie Schneider, and more focused on Patty Hearst and other fugitives in pop culture, as well as the media's construction of criminality.
Prooon Efrain Lopez Gallery September 09
Berlin-based contemporary artist Amalie Jakobsen's Chicago debut. Opening reception Fri 9/9, 6-9 PM.
Urth Renaissance Society September 10
London-based artist Ben Rivers's experimental films focus on natural environments and utopian communities and the unsettling ways they reflect mankind. Previous works are supplemented with a new project commissioned by the Renaissance Society that was filmed in Arizona's Biosphere 2. »
Wonderful Town Goodman Theatre September 10
Wonderful Town, the second Broadway collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and to a lesser extent Jerome Robbins, was created during the height of McCarthyism, a menace that must have weighed heavily on the show's authors. Robbins—who'd choreographed the trio's first production, On the Town, and doctored important sections of Wonderful Town without credit—landed before the House Un-American Activities Committee a few months after the show opened in early 1953. »
Lincoln's Undying Words Chicago History Museum April 14
The Chicago History Museum presents an exclusive look at some of Abraham Lincoln's most famous speeches and the cultural impact they have today.
Blow Up Elmhurst Art Museum September 10
Inflatable objects aren't just gaudy enclosures that sequester screaming toddlers at neighborhood block parties. For evidence, look no further than "Blow Up," an exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum that presents the works of ten artists whose preferred medium is helium. »
How Do I Know You? Zg Gallery September 09
Vibrant sculptures and paintings from contemporary artist Benjamin Cook. Opening reception Fri 9/9, 5:30-7:30 PM.
Our New System Gallery 400 September 09
Christa Donner's latest futuristic and anthropological project invites visitors to take a gallery tour of their own bodies. Opening reception Fri 9/9, 5-8 PM.
The Propeller Group Museum of Contemporary Art June 04
The first U.S. exhibition of the Vietnam-based artist collective includes the ambitious: AK-47 vs. M16, The Film, a comment on the history of the two guns in pop culture that’s cobbled together from movies, promotional videos, documentaries, news reportage, and YouTube clips.
Brick by Brick Museum of Science and Industry March 10
Brick by Brick: Find Your Inner Builder is a new yearlong exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Its subject? »
Maxwell Street Market Maxwell Street Market July 01
Do you enjoy chomping on a fresh churro while sifting through weathered tools, ball caps, and odds and ends? Of course you do.
Yohuna, Color Card, Nest, Meristems Subterranean October 03

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