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 and 1980s. Depicted events include the Greek Independence Day Parade, Bud Billiken Day Parade, Chinese New Year Parade, Mexican Civic Society Parade, Jewish Festival and […]
Through his signature puntos and semillas, Puerto Rican artist Raul Ortiz Bonilla presents a story of migration and diaspora.
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. […]
South Asia Institute brings together art and poetry by South Asian women to create a space for alternative narratives of femininity and identity.
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 […]
“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 […]
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, has always been an accessible, but vivid practice of self-representation that offers a more genuine and realistic portrayal of Black identity and dignity. Whether being […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Join us for this all ages, free Trickster Bbon (Winter) Camp with cultural teaching, crafts, storytelling, outdoor games, etc. Registration required: http://bit.ly/3hZNAu6 Thanks to our sponsor Administration of Native Americans (A.N.A.)
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".
Exhibition Parallel Worlds, Opening March 3,2023 at 7:00 p.m. Admission $10.00 March 3rd-25th, 2023 Ukrainian Artist Luna Prysiazhniuk debut Exhibition Parallel Worlds opens March 3, 2023 at the Ukrainian National Museum. The artist's heart is divided into two parts, one forever in Ukraine and the other- her current city Chicago. Luna conveys on canvases the […]
Stop by the Museum for a fika in our pop-up café. Try a Swedish Cinnamon Roll, Sandwich or other baked goods in the Museum's pop-up café in the main gallery while enjoying our temporary exhibit on display.
Family Art Fair host by Patricia Stepniak Art Studio The Chicago Cuatro Orchestra Annabelle Shaw – piano Adela Skowronski – cello Serdecznie zapraszamy na wyjątkowe spotkanie artystyczne podczas "Chopin in the City Festival". To wspaniałe popołudnie będzie pełne muzyki Fryderyka Chopina, w wykonaniu niezwykle utalentowanych artystów. Oprócz koncertu, mamy również wiele atrakcji dla dzieci. […]
First in a series of workshops by James Sanders & Conjunto where inspiration for original music is found in the memories of Latino Chicago. Feat. Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Share your story and be a part of the creative process! Presented by SRBCC with generous support from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special […]
Afro-Cuban All Stars is a unique orchestra devoted to promoting the full range of Cuban music, one that embraces several generations and all musical styles. Over the years many of the band’s musicians have become international stars, including such brilliant performers as Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer, Guillermo Rubalcaba, Amadito Valdés and Manuel “The Guajiro” Mirabal. […]
In February we will be making stew and variations of the Swedish Lenten bun “Semla.” For this online class you will receive the recipe in advance. You can then either cook alongside or watch and try later. It is an interactive Zoom so you will be able to ask questions. Cost is $10. Use PayPal […]
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 to live with him. Uncertain of their future, they rely on other Chinese migrants to navigate this new land and culture. Chang, a local mobster, […]
Greek may well be the world’s oldest continuously spoken linguistic tradition. In this hour-long class, we will explore the long life of the Greek language, from Proto-Greek speakers arriving in the Greek peninsula thousands of years ago to the "Greeklish" of the Greek diaspora.
Create a Hina-ningyo (Emperor and Empress doll set) made of Suhama, a type of Wagashi (Japanese sweets) Celebrate Hinamatsuri learning to make suhama (a type of Japanese sweet wagashi) with Wagashi Master, Toshiko Sugii Steffes at the JASC! Hinamatsuri (Dolls Day) is March 3 and what better way to celebrate than learning to make a […]
Join Trickster Cultural Center and the Morton Arboretum on Mar 4 from 9:30-11:30 AM to learn about traditional edible native plants at the Morton Arboretum's Visitor’s Center. Purchase Access Here: http://bit.ly/3DsC02d
Invasive species are primarily spread by human activities, often unintentionally. People, and the goods we use, travel around the world very quickly, and they often carry uninvited species with them. Join us as we explore more about Invasive Species with our friends at Lincoln Park Zoo! In person at OPEN Center for the Arts! 2214 […]
Our Annual Meeting and Board Election is happening Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. at the center, 3401 W Ainslie St, Chicago, IL, 60625. The meeting is open and the public is encouraged to attend. Voting members can vote Friday, March 3, 3-8 p.m. or Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the AIC. […]