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Over the Top—Art of the Surreal, Art Institute of Chicago, July 16

  Date: July 16, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rubloff Auditorium In conjunction with Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 as well as the recent reinstallation of the museum’s own celebrated Surrealist collection, this four part series focuses on the major representatives and innovators of Surrealism. Magritte and Delvaux: Beyond Appearances (Belgium) […]

Jazz Links: Ryan Nyther Quartet, MCA Chicago, July 15

  Date: July 15, 2014 Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 3–September 9, 2014, 5:30 pm–8 pm. A dinner buffet prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering is available each week for $25 per person, and features a changing menu of dishes created using fresh, locally grown produce […]

Jazzin’ at the Shedd Aquarium, Through September 3

  June 25, 2014 – September 3, 2014 Have a mid-week celebration filled with fireworks, live music and cocktails! Every Wednesday starting June 25, the Shedd Aquarium will play host to its annual summer concert series, Jazzin’ at the Shedd, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Dance to the sounds of our city’s finest musicians and […]

Exhibit: 80 at 80, MSIC, Through September 1

  June 19, 2013 – September 1, 2014 To commemorate our 80th anniversary, the Museum presents this new exhibit featuring 80 rarely displayed artifacts from the Museum’s extensive Collection, carefully selected by MSI curators. Many of these items will ignite your memories from past exhibits—like a gigantic Paul Bunyan statue and TAM, the Transparent Anatomical […]

55th Annual Fourth of July celebration, Chicago History Museum, July 4

  Date: July 04, 2014 Time: 10:00 am –12:00 pm Commemorate our nation’s independence at the Museum’s Uihlein Plaza. Our celebration features fun for the entire family and guest speaker Randall C. Dunn, head of school at the Latin School of Chicago. Other highlights include patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and […]

Theater on the Lake – UrbanTheater Company, Berger Park Cultural Center, June 25–29

  June 25, 2014 – June 29, 2014 Jeff award-winning Theater on the Lake celebrates 62 years in 2014, showcasing our city’s rich off-Loop theater community. While renovation is underway to convert the historic Theater on the Lake building from a summer-only programming site to a year-round program and event facility, they’ll be taking the […]

Exhibit: Earthly Delights, MCA Chicago, Opens June 28

  June 28, 2014 – November 30, 2014 Earthly Delights brings together the work of eight artists who share a belief in the critical power of beauty. Drawn primarily from the MCA’s permanent collection, and made between 1949 and 2006, the paintings, sculptures, and installations in this exhibition embrace the decorative in defiance of prevailing […]

Beyond Beauty: Botanical Motifs and Metaphors in Late Imperial China, Art Institute of Chicago, Through August 31

  June 4, 2014 – August 31, 2014 In art as well as literature, the Chinese have traditionally imbued flowers, fruits, and woody grasses with rich and multilayered qualities that convey human ideas, values, and aspirations. These find expression in visual puns known as rebuses, in which botanical names call to mind homophones for blessings […]

MCA Studio: Veronica Bruce, MCA Chicago, June 21

  Date: June 21, 2014 Time: 1:00 –3:00 pm Artist Isa Genzken frequently uses the technique of assemblage—combining multiple images and objects into single sculptures—in her work. In response to the Genzken retrospective on view at the MCA, Chicago-based artist and educator Veronica Bruce leads a hands-on assemblage workshop for all ages. Veronica Bruce’s multifaceted […]

Stroller Tour at Art Institute of Chicago, June 9

  Date: June 09, 2014 Time: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm Meet in Griffin Court $10 members, $25 nonmembers This 30-minute tour is designed for parents and caretakers of children 18 months and younger. The tour will begin in the Modern Wing. Valet service and coat check are available at the entrance. Reservations are required […]