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entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

This exhibition examines the artistic genealogies and social justice movements that connect Puerto Rico with Chicago. Featuring works by an intergenerational group of artists with ties to Chicago, the exhibition presents Puerto Rican painters who use printmaking techniques and approaches alongside artists who address social and political issues through their work. entre horizontes (between horizons) […]

Native Futures

Center for Native Futures 56 W. Adams Street, Suite 102, Chicago

The newly formed Center for Native Futures (CfNF) presents this inaugural exhibition featuring more than a dozen established and emerging Native artists from the Great Lakes region. Exhibiting artists include CfNF co-founders Chris Pappan, Monica Rickert-Bolter, and Debra Yepa-Pappan, as well as Noelle Garcia, Kelly Church, Jason Wesaw, Tom Jones, Holly Wilson, John Hitchcock, Camille […]

Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Ave., Chicago

Discover the intricate world of Alice Shaddle (1928–2017), an artist whose practice of more than 60 years in Chicago centered on paper-based creations. Curated by Nicholas Lowe and Lisa Stone, the exhibition introduces Shaddle’s ingenious, original manipulations of paper, revealing her intensive modes of working and inventive use of materials. The exhibition explores Shaddle’s life […]

Lawrence Agyei: DRILL

Blanc Gallery 4445 S. MLK Dr., Chicago

Lawrence Agyei: DRILL is the artist’s first solo exhibition featuring portraits documenting Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team. Through photographic acuity, Agyei captures the team’s unwavering focus, confidence, and youthfulness as they prepare for the return of the 2022 Bud Billiken parade following their first halt in performances in 35 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Victoria Martinez: Braiding Histories

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

This one-person exhibition features the art of Chicago-based creative Victoria Martinez, who works in a variety of materials and scales, drawing inspiration from the body, the urban environment, architecture, and graffiti.

The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Ave., Chicago

Longstanding artist, educator, and designer Robert Earl Paige believes beauty should be accessible all around us for everyone to experience. This exhibition presents a survey of textiles, drawings, tiles, prints, and other works that spans over half a century of Paige’s prolific creative practice and aims to encourage us to make art every day. The […]

Parapluie

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Ave., Chicago

As part of The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige, the Hyde Park Art Center presents this companion exhibition in an adjacent gallery that features the works of local artists Paige identifies as being in his peer-to-peer creative network. The parapluie, or umbrella in French, is how Paige describes the circles of artists that mutually […]

Arte Diseño Xicágo II • From the World’s Fair to the Present Day

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St, Chicago

This exhibition examines the 1893 World's Fair as a platform for expressions of cultural identity and reveals how many Chicago and Mexican artists had similar objectives. The exhibition features 19th-century works of art from both Chicago and Mexico by some of the leading artists participating in the World’s Fair, along with contemporary artworks by Mexican-born, […]

Indelible ORIGINS | Place + People

The GREYSTONE Collective 4733 South Forrestville Avenue, Chicago

Architecture creates an indelible mark on the landscape; buildings speak to the culture of the people. We are tied together by the stories of our lives and the places we've experienced, marking indelible moments in time. The GREYSTONE Collective is an established Home + Studio for Black Queer + Trans Makers. Indelible ORIGINS celebrates the odyssey […]

Christina Ramberg: A Retrospective

Art Institute Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

This retrospective celebrates the remarkable career of Christina Ramberg (1946–1995), best known for her stylized paintings of fragments of the female body that critique physical and social constraints. Ramberg's work, a hallmark of Chicago Imagism, stands out with its gripping yet enigmatic aesthetic, evolving from early technical depictions of women's hairstyles to mature pieces exploring […]

Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris – Build Chicago

BUILD Chicago Austin Headquarters, 5100 W. Harrison St.,, Chicago

Presented as part of Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris, this pop-up installation at BUILD Chicago on the city’s West Side features the work of Sasha Phyars-Burgess and Karim Kal. Both artists embrace traditional black-and-white photography to explore the urban environment and the communities that live within it. They have photographs on display […]