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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 […]

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 […]


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 – 6018North

6018North 6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago

Presented at 6018North in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, this exhibition is part of Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris, It features the works of the five photographers who explore notions of frontier, immigration, and diasporic identity. Jonathan Michael Castillo and Gilberto Güiza-Rojas focus on the notion of work, Rebecca Topakian and Marion Poussier question […]

Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris – Experimental Station

Experimental Station 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., Chicago

Presented as part of Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris, this outdoor installation takes place at Experimental Station in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. It shows photographs by two artists living and working on Chicago’s South Side, zakkiyyah najeebah dumas-o’neal and Tonika Lewis Johnson, with a series of images produced along the Paris transit system […]

Opening Passages: Photographers Respond to Chicago and Paris – Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St., Chicago

This multi-site photographic exhibition presents recent works by ten artists who engage with the dynamic social landscapes of Chicago or Paris, staging a cross-cultural reflection on contemporary life in two global cities. The artists presented are Chicago-based artists Marzena Abrahamik, Jonathan Michael Castillo, zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, Tonika Johnson and Sasha Phyars-Burgess, and Greater Paris-based […]

What is Seen and Unseen: Mapping South Asian American Art in Chicago

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Presented by South Asia Institute and guest curated by Shelly Bahl, this multifaceted project documents the history of South Asian art and artists in Chicago and shares this history through an archival exhibition and an installation of contemporary art. The narrative begins with colonial-era perspectives, including those reflected in documentation and photographs from the Indian Pavilion […]

Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960s–70s

Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St., Chicago

Chicago activists in the 1960s and ’70s used design to create powerful slogans, symbols, and imagery to amplify their visions for social change. Designing for Change: Chicago Protest Art of the 1960s–70s features more than 100 posters, fliers, signs, buttons, newspapers, magazines, and books from the era, expressing often radical ideas about race, war, gender equality, […]

Houselessness and Criminalization in Public Space

Mana Contemporary 2233 S Throop, Chicago

Presented as part of Red Line Services’ Designing Belonging series, this Lunch & Learn program features a presentation by Mary Patillio, the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and Black Studies and […]