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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

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

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

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

Life in Chicago

Polish Museum of America 984 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Organizers: Polish Museum of America

Avid amateur photographer Jan Zawiliński documented Chicago’s Polish Downtown community in 1900-1924, leaving behind a fascinating record of everyday life.

$6 – $10

Soy Boricua

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

From digital collage to painting to glasswork to photography, twelve non-male Diasporican artists explore their expansive identities and how they intersect in their own ways.

Free

Pop-Up Books through the Ages

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

Pop-up books have a longer history than you might think. For centuries, books with interactive flaps, dials, and other moving parts have captivated readers of all ages.

Free

where the light corrupts your face…

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

Artists Andres L. Hernandez, Tonika Lewis Johnson and Roland Knowlden consider the many definitions of space, site, and home.

Free

Letters from Home

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

Artists from Sweden and Chicago collaborate to create original works interpreting early 20th century letters to Chicago immigrant Emil Olsson from his family in Sweden.

Free – $6

ReFramed: The Future of Cities in Wood

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago
Organizers: Chicago Architecture Center

This exhibition tells the story of building with mass timber and features architectural models of mass timber projects, from public spaces to office buildings.

$14

Chop Suey Men / The Brothers Chen: Chen Yuke Thew, Suey, Foon and Fong

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

The Chop Suey “joint” was a prime target of anti-Chinese discrimination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This art exhibition focuses on four sojourners lost to historical haze.

Free – $8

The Girl in The Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódz Ghetto

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

In 1945, a 14-year-old's diary was discovered in Auschwitz. The exhibition explores Rywka's life in the Łódz Ghetto and what might have happened after her deportation to Auschwitz and beyond.

Free – $18

TAKING ROOT: Poetry Event with the Guild Literary Complex

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

In honor of AAPI Month, the South Asia Institute and the Guild Literary Complex bring you TAKING ROOT. This arts event features an exhibition tour, poetry, music, book signing, and more… Poetry reading moderated by Faisal Mohyuddin, with poets George Abraham, Czaerra Galicinao Ucol, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, and Saba Keramati. Music by Maninder Singh.

$5 – $10

Walk Like a Preservationist

Chicago Architecture Center 111 E Wacker Dr, Chicago
Organizers: Chicago Architecture Center

How can you look at an historic building and know that it should be preserved or landmarked? Join Adam Rubin, CAC Director of Interpretation, and member of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and learn what to look for to determine if a building qualifies for preservation designation. Chicago’s historic resources lend our city its unique […]

$15

Lecture: Discovering the Art of Japan: A Guide to Collecting Japanese Art

Heritage Museum of Asian Art 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago
Organizers: Heritage Museum of Asian Art

Instructor: Megan Sadler, Associate Specialist, Asian Works of Art   Throughout the lecture, you will gain an introduction to the world of Japanese art, from its history and evolution to its various styles and mediums. You will learn what to look for in a piece, how to assess its quality, and how to determine its […]

$5

Haitian Heritage Month Fundraiser and Social

My Buddy's 4416 N Clark St, Chicago
Organizers: Haitian American Museum of Chicago

May is Haitian Heritage Month. Join HAMOC at MyBuddy's in Uptown for an afternoon social including food, music, and community. Guests will have access to a raffle, a live performance, buffet-style food, specialty Haitian drinks, and free admission to view HAMOC the day of the event! The event will be on May 20 from 3PM […]

$60

The Borinqueneers Book Presentation

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance 3000 N Elbridge Ave, Chicago
Organizers: Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

Don't miss a book presentation of The Borinqueneers by Noemí Figueroa Soulet. Learn about the 65th Infantry Regiment and the impact they made. Taking place on Saturday, May 20th from 3-6pm at PRAA Center.

ИВАН ЛАНДЖЕВ в Споделена библиотека Магура

Magura Cultural Center 415 W Golf Rd #7, Arlington Heights
Organizers: Magura Cultural Center

В навечерието на 24 май представаме Иван Ланджев - един от най-талантливите, обичани и четени млади български поети и есеисти. Заповядайте в културен център "Магура” на 20 май от….. ч. Вярваме, че Иван Ланджев в разговор с Ангелина Илиева (Чикагски университет) и Изидора Анжел (поет и преводач) ще опровергае собствените си думи, че поетите не […]

Tasveer Ki Aawaz

National Indo-American Museum 815 S Main St, Lombard
Organizers: National Indo-American Museum

Join NIAM for an enchanting evening with renowned poet Iqbal Patni and dancer Anagha Sundararajan who will be performing a unique fusion of  Hindustani Poetry with Arts, Visuals and Dance. Suggested donation is $30 for event.

$30