All Day

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

Resistencia y Libertá por Bombazo Wear

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

Bomba music and dance provide  resistance, self-expression, and community building for Afro-Puerto Ricans. This exhibit displays the evolution of bomba attire since the 17th century.

Shelly Jyoti – Indigo: The Blue Gold

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

Acclaimed Indian visual and textile artist Shelly Jyoti depicts the indigo's colonial history and impact — the  cultivation, exploitation, and servitude that happened because of one plant.

$5 – $10

Tattoo: Identity Through Ink

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

This exhibit explores personal and collective identity through tattoo traditions, past and present. For more than 5000 years, people have used tattoos to beautify, heal, or empower.

Kéyah: Paintings and Photographs of Home Opening Reception

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

The American Indian Center is excited to host Diné artist Fleurette Estes and her exhibit, "Kéyah: Paintings and Photographs of Home," in their Gallery!

Celebrating 100 Years of Rafael Tufiño at ICP

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

Master artist Tufiño used his art to shed light on the marginalized stories and contributions of everyday Afro-Puerto Ricans, earning him the moniker of the “Painter of the People."

“Chicago Architecture: Construction and Renovation” Opening Reception

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

Please join the DANK Haus for the opening reception of "Chicago Architecture: Construction and Renovation," a photography exhibition by Warren Perlstein.

Opening: Don’t Close Your Eyes

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

How do artists depict war? In this exhibit, artists present their view of reality to touch viewers like you, thousands of miles from where these events continue to unfold.

“I’ll Have What She’s Having”: The Jewish Deli

Illinois Holocaust Museum 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
Organizers: Illinois Holocaust Museum

More than a place to get a meal, the Jewish deli is a community forged in food. Explore how Jewish immigrants adapted traditions to create a uniquely American restaurant.

Unbreakable Exhibition Opening Reception

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

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art presents Unbreakable: Ukrainian Contemporary Art created during the russian-Ukrainian war (2022-2023) and brought directly from Ukraine.      

Free

Spotlight Series: “James Kao: Thicket”

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

The painter James Kao loves to draw from observing and then imagining nature. James will show five drawings that reflect on how built and unbuilt worlds confront each other; and […]

$12

Chee Wang Ng: The Sustenance of Aftertaste

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

CAMOC presents "Chee Wang Ng: The Sustenance of Aftertaste". Explore Chinese American identity through postcards, street photos, and creamers. Open from Nov 4, 2023, to Mar 31, 2024 with an […]

Tibetan Sand Mandala Creation with Lama Losang Samten

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

The Heritage Museum of Asian Art will host the venerable Lama Losang Samten for a Tibetan Sand Mandala ritual. The Lama will create and eventually destroy a Sand Mandala, hosting […]

Free – $8

Navi Arts

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

Support local artisans, artists, and craft makers while jumpstarting your Christmas shopping and enjoy music, delicious beverages, scrumptious food, and free family art workshops!

Free

2 Sun. Afternoon Master Classes: Lithuanian Threaded Straw Ornament Making

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

Learn how to make threaded Lithuanian straw Christmas ornaments. View ornaments from the Balzekas Museum's exhibits and collections and about their origin and significance.

$12 – $40

Lecture: “Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Meditation”

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

Delve into the profound teachings of Buddhist philosophy and the art of training the mind to enhance happiness and focus, and discover how meditation can restore inner peace with the Venerable Lama Losang Samten.

Free