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Events

Corinne Bailey Rae Tribute Show

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 PM

The Folklore Society Presents: The 60th Annual UChicago Folk Festival

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 8:00 PM to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 11:00 PM

John Sandford - "Oak Leaf"

Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:30 AM

Family Day: Pantyhose Puppets

Saturday, February 15, 2020
1:00 PM

AACM with Special Guest Ari Brown

Saturday, February 15, 2020
7:00 PM

Sundays at Rockefeller

Sunday, February 16, 2020
11:00 AM

Exhibitions

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Friday, February 7, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020

Harold Mendez: The years now

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Snow City Arts Exhibition

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020

S is for Soul Sister Exhibition

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Edo: Memories Museum

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM to Friday, April 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Around Chicago

Where to Find Free Art in Chicago Every Day of the Week

The Smart Museum of Art is free and open to the public every day of the week, writes Urban Matter.

The 5 Best Design Destinations for September 2019

September is a big month for Chicago as well. On September 19, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will return for its third edition, with free public exhibitions, full-scale installations, and other programming. Expo Chicago—the city’s most important art fair—will take place concurrently at Navy Pier. Architecture fans should plan to visit the Chicago Architecture Center at its new home in a Mies van der Rohe building overlooking the Chicago River. The CAC is offering discounted joint passes to the Architecture Biennial and Expo Chicago with the option to add one of its acclaimed walking tours. If you go, make time to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Unity Temple, which were just designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Facing Mass Incarceration One Stitch at a Time

"Life Without the Possibility of Parole" depicts Alice Kim, the director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, protesting the life-without-parole sentence of Renaldo Hudson, by Bronzeville artist Dorothy Burge, 64.

Obama birthday party on South Side features thousands of paintings of former president

The exhibit — which includes a painting of former President Barack Obama for every day he was in office — graces the halls of the Stony Island Arts Bank, where a 58th birthday party was held Sunday in Obama’s honor.

Chicago murals and mosaics: Where to find public art in city, suburbs

A Sun-Times series aims to capture, catalog and celebrate the beauty of our streets.

Metaphysical Pop: A Review of Rob Pruitt’s “The Obama Paintings”

“The Obama Paintings” is on view at Stony Island Arts Bank, located one mile from the future Obama Presidential Center.

How global designers will collaborate with locals at the Chicago biennial

A preliminary lineup was announced in March and included Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, Wolff Architects, and Invisible Institute. In addition to releasing the full lineup, Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu also revealed that a number of contributors will be working with Chicago communities and students through residencies and collaborations. “This edition, we’ve placed a larger focus on supporting new commissions and original research, which allows contributors to expand on their work and explore future possibilities for the practice of architecture in Chicago and beyond,” Umolu wrote in an email.

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