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Exhibition: “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories”: Partition Anti-Memorial Project

South Asia Institute 1925 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
Organizers: South Asia Institute

Through experiential art installations “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947. This year marks 75 years since the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Pritika Chowdhry’s experiential art installations are temporary 'anti-memorials' to the Partition. Often described as the Holocaust of South Asia, the […]

$5 – $10

A Show of Hands: Handwriting in the Age of Print

Newberry Library 60 West Walton Street, Chicago
Organizers: Newberry Library

For centuries, handwriting served as a powerful tool for communicating information, preserving knowledge, shaping identity, and building empires. In our digital world, however, fewer and fewer people can read handwritten words. Handwriting has survived disruptive technologies before. The invention of printing did not diminish the need for handwriting. Instead, it created new markets for ambitious […]

Free

RESILIENCE – Photography Exhibit

National Hellenic Museum 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Organizers: National Hellenic Museum

Join us for the grand reopening of the National Hellenic Museum this fall with the world premiere of a major photography exhibition Resilience By HRH Prince Nikolaos September 16 – […]

$10

Gather Together: Chicago Street Photography by Diane Alexander White

National Hellenic Museum 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Organizers: National Hellenic Museum

In this new exhibition, the Chicago-based Greek American photographer presents 80 historic works showcasing Chicago’s Greek American celebrations alongside other ethnic and cultural festivals and parades, primarily from the 1970s […]

$10
Ongoing

Seeking Sonder by Akina Curley

American Indian Center 3401 West Ainslie Street, Chicago
Organizers: American Indian Center

Please join us to celebrate the art of Akina Curley. A very impressive show by a talented young Native artist. Seeking Sonder showcases work by Akina Curley (Ojibwe/ Diné) to […]

The Greek Diner and the Making of American Cuisine

Online IL
Organizers: National Hellenic Museum

In this hour-long class, we will explore the history of the Greek diner and its profound influence on American food culture. On the eve of World War I, Greek immigrants began buying up the diners abandoned by German Americans facing anti-German persecution brought on by the war. In these kitchens, the new Greek owners would […]

Free

In-Person Master Class – Lithuanian Threaded Straw/Paper Ornament Making

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture 6500 South Pulaski Road, Chicago
Organizers: Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

The Balzekas Museum presents an in-person 3-Thursday Lithuanian Straw Ornament Making Master Class with artist/educator Laura Lapinskas About this event In order to preserve and perpetuate Lithuanian traditions, the Balzekas Museum is launching a series of traditional Lithuanian Folk Arts Master Classes. The first Master Class - on making traditional Lithuanian straw Christmas ornaments-- will […]

“Al Fil or Bishop?” Lecture + Public Chess Tournament

Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education 55 W Van Buren Street, Suite 220, Chicago
Organizers: Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education, Chicago Chess Foundation

The Abrahamic Center for Cultural Education and The Chicago Chess Foundation are proud to present: Al-Fil or Bishop? a free public event in which ACCE will give a brief presentation about the origins of chess and the Muslim influences over the game throughout history! We will then open the floor to the Chicago Chess Foundation […]

FREE
Event Series Neighborhood Nights

Neighborhood Nights

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center 4740 N. Western Ave., Chicago
Organizers: DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

COME ENJOY A BEVERAGE WITH A SPECTACULAR EXPERIENCE IN OUR ICONIC 6TH FLOOR SKYLINE LOUNGE & TERRACE A perfect place to meet your neighbors and socialize! Each 2nd & 4th […]