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Artsmart at MCA Chicago, June 5

  Date: June 5, 2014 Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Join us for artsmart, an intimate evening event geared toward young professionals interested in learning more about contemporary art. Enjoy beer and wine, appetizers, and a private tour of Isa Genzken: Retrospective. artsmart chairs: Amanda Fraerman, Katherine Lampert, and Christina Ochs. artsmart committee: Jennifer Aubry, Cayetana Calderon, […]

Exploring Earth with Earth Explorers, MSIC, May 31

  Date: May 31, 2014 Time: 11:00 am Meet two of the amazing adventurers featured in National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers and discover what it’s like to delve into some of the wildest places on Earth. Hear their stories, learn about the science and technology behind their journeys and the beauty and fragility of our planet. From […]

When the Greeks Ruled Egypt, Art Institute of Chicago, Through July 27

  Thursday, October 31, 2013–Sunday, July 27, 2014 When Alexander the Great seized Egypt on his mission to conquer the Persian Empire in 332 B.C., he was one in a long line of Greeks who were dazzled by Egypt and its ancient culture. The legendary Greek historian Herodotus had remarked in the fifth century B.C., […]

Julie Rodrigues Widholm on Unbound, MCA Chicago, May 27

  Date: May 27, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm FREE with museum admission Admission is free for IL residents on Tuesdays, year round. Frida Kahlo is arguably one of the most famous artists in the world and her reputation and persona have grown immensely since her death in 1954. Yet posthumously she has […]

Home Sweet Home—The Art Institute and Chicago Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago, May 21

  Date: May 21, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fullerton Hall $12 per lecture; $180 for full 16-lecture series The popular member-only lecture series returns for another season. This year, we focus on icons of the museum’s spectacular collection in our journey around the world through the history of art. Make your reservations today! Interested […]

‘Chicago Parks: Landscape, Imagination, and the Livable City” Art Institute of Chicago, May 12

  Date: May 12, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Fullerton Hall; entry at Michigan Avenue only Free; seating first-come first-served Matthew Urbanski is a principal of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), where he has worked for over two decades. He has planned and designed landscapes in the United States, Canada, and France, including […]

Baryshnikov Productions: Man in a Case, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, May 15 – 18

  May 15–18, 2014 Fri, May 16, 7:30 pm Sat, May 17, 7:30 pm Sun, May 18, 2 pm Sun, May 18, 7:30 pm Created by Big Dance Theater Adapted from Two Short Stories by Anton Chekhov Adapted and Directed by Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar / Big Dance Theater Choreographed by Annie-B Parson Featuring […]

MCA Live: E-Dogz, The Citric Benevolence Cartel, MCA Chicago, May 6

  Date: May 6, 2014 Time: 6–8 pm FREE with museum admission E-Dogz is artist and chef Eric May’s mobile culinary community center for the preservation of street food in Chicago. For this Tuesday Evening, May hosts an event that considers food as a catalyst for social interaction while exploring the political implications of eating. Specifically, he examines the current state of the […]

Lecture: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World, Art Institute of Chicago, May 8

  Date: May 8, 2014 Time: 6:00 pm–7:00 pm Fullerton Hall Free with museum admission Fierce Amazons and their warrior queens—Hippolyte, Antiope, and Penthesilea—star in some of the most famous Greek myths and every great Greek hero tangled with them including Heracles, Theseus, and Achilles. But were Amazons real? Research has indicated that Greek stories […]

Isa Genzken: Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Through August 3

  April 12–August 3, 2014 Isa Genzken is one of the most important and influential sculptors of our time. Yet, although she had a solo show at Chicago’s Renaissance Society, in 1992, she has never had a large-scale retrospective in an American museum. This exhibition of work by the Berlin-based German artist, organized jointly by […]