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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 – 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, […]

Akito Tsuda: Pilsen Days

Harold Washington Library 400 S. State St., Chicago

This exhibition makes visible the photograph collection of Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda, who documented Chicago's Mexican American Pilsen neighborhood in the early 1990s while attending art school at Columbia College. It also explores the relationships between the photographer and his subjects over time.

Of Her Becoming: Elizabeth Catlett’s Legacy in Chicago

Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago 301 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago

Of Her Becoming highlights the printmaking, work, and impact of influential artist and activist Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012) within an important site in Catlett’s career: Chicago’s South Side. The exhibition includes several of Catlett’s lithograph and woodcut prints as well as work of contemporary Black women printmakers on the South Side. Of Her Becoming sheds new […]

La Casa de Todos / Everyone’s Home

Comfort Station Logan Square 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Comfort Station presents La Casa de Todos / Everyone’s Home, an exhibition by Chicago-based artist Edra Soto. Soto’s practice draws from her Puerto Rican roots to instigate conversations about history, diasporic identity, and constructed social orders. La Casa de Todos builds on her ongoing project “Graft,” which integrates architectural intervention and social practice. With this public […]

Gagizhibaajiwan

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

Presented by the Center for Native Futures, the only all-Native artist-led arts non-profit organization in Chicago, Gagizhibaajiwan considers depth, duality, and paradox in Anishinaabe art as expressed through images of Misshepezhieu, the Underwater Panther, and Animikii, the Thunderbird. The exhibition features the work of four Anishinaabe artists: interdisciplinary artist Marcella Ernest (Gunflint Lake Ojibwe/Bad River […]

Moccasin Making Workshop

American Indian Center 3401 W. Ainslie Street, Chicago

Hosted by the American Indian Center over six sessions (June 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; 6:00 - 9:00 pm), this immersive workshop teaches the traditional art of moccasin making. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants create their own pair of handcrafted moccasins. This is a unique opportunity to connect with Native heritage, develop […]