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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

Semillas: Artwork by Raul Ortiz Bonilla

The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture 3015 W Division Street, Chicago
Organizers: The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Through his signature puntos and semillas, Puerto Rican artist Raul Ortiz Bonilla presents a story of migration and diaspora.

Free

The Promised Land

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Organizers: South Side Community Art Center

Eleven artists with ties to North and South of the Mason-Dixon Line respond to just how much Black life has always been in transit.    The Great Migration was one of the largest movements of people in United States history. It has transformed cities like Chicago, Detroit, New York and Pittsburgh between 1916 and 1970. […]

Arctic Highways

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
Organizers: Swedish American Museum

This exhibit discusses the exploitation of Indigenous land and how imposed borders of nation-states have erased the natural land borders used by Indigenous peoples. Nine Sami artists and three Indigenous artists from Canada and the United States want to use this exhibit to start a dialogue, raise questions, and establish waypoints between their culture and […]

Testimonies on Paper: Art & Poetry of South Asian Women

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

South Asia Institute brings together art and poetry by South Asian women to create a space for alternative narratives of femininity and identity.

Free – $10

The Negro Motorist Green Book

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
Organizers: Illinois Holocaust Museum

“The Negro Motorist Green Book” guided Black Americans to thousands of businesses for over thirty years. When the first “Green Book” was published, the American road was a metaphor for freedom: freedom to change your present situation, determine your destiny, and travel. Yet, in 20th-century America, this same road was a dangerous place for Black travelers. The […]

Black Family Portraits with Seed Lynn

South Side Community Art Center 3831 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Organizers: South Side Community Art Center

For this Black History Month, we're thrilled to partner with photographer Seen Lynn to offer free family portrait to our community! The Black family portrait, throughout history to the present, […]

FREE

UNITY, Maggie Wong

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 238 W. 23rd St, Chicago
Organizers: Chinese American Museum of Chicago

The Spotlight Series at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to present UNITY, Maggie Wong’s first solo exhibition in Chicago. Through various manipulations of newsprint via sculptural and print interventions pulled from the artist’s collection of Unity Newspaper, the show depicts a version of childcare that supported revolutionary action, particularly the publishing of […]

Tilling the Past

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St., Chicago
Organizers: Swedish American Museum

From 1908 to the mid 1930’s, Hilma Ljung photographed the village of Svalöv with her 4×5 glass plate view camera, showing us a rural Swedish woman's life.

Free – $6

2023 Members Art Exhibition

Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago
Organizers: Irish American Heritage Center

Over 36 years ago members of the Irish American Community had a vision to create a place that would hold the spirit of the past, the energy of the present and to keep their culture alive for the future. This non-for-profit organization brings the best in artistic avenues, and arts are an important part of […]

Surviving the Long Wars: Residues and Rebellions

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

Pairing historic works and contemporary art, this exhibition reflects on the persistence of anti-colonial resistance, from the so-called "Indian Wars" to the "Global War on Terror".

Free
Ongoing

Aesthetics of Loss

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art 2320 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Organizers: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

AESTHETICS OF LOSS is a collection of work by seven artists who have experienced loss of family members recently. Their studios became places for grieving and understanding the sudden vacuum of losing loved ones either suddenly or over a long period of illness. Caregiving, memory, helplessness, loss and the ultimate mystery of death are explored […]

Reel Film Club: Ecuador

Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio Street, Chicago
Organizers: International Latino Cultural Center

Chinese migrants Lei and Wong clandestinely arrive in Ecuador. Lei plans to travel all the way to New York; Wong wants to settle in Latin America and bring his son […]

$20