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April - May 2008 Arts and Events

Your Chicago guide to the best museums, galleries, and events in Chicago



    Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600, presents Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light through May 11. Edward Hopper runs the same dates. Figuration in Contemporary Design runs through June 8. Ed Ruscha and Photography continues through June 1. Focus: James Bishop continues through May 4. Graphic Thought Facility runs through Aug. 17.

    Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents work by Mario Merz through April 11.

    Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-3432, features Do We Dare Squander Chicago’s Great Architectural Heritage?: Preserving Chicago, Making History through May 9.

    Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents the Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium—Climate Chaos: Emerging Consequences of Climate Change May 7.

    Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents Insights into a Culture: Group Exhibition by the American Jewish Art Club through May 4. EMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art runs April 18 through July 20. 

    Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Big Picture: A New View of Painting in Chicago through Aug. 3.

    DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, 773-325-7506, presents Abu Ghraib Detainee Interview Project through May 4. 

    Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts George Washington Carver through July 6. Born into slavery, Carver was a scientist, educator and humanitarian who sought to bring practical knowledge to those in need. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids runs through Sept. 1.

    Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Howard Fonda: Nothing to Live Up To through May 4. 

    International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., presents Warsong: Iliad Cenotaphs and Marked, both continuing through April 18. Neither With, Nor Without and Alternative Anatomies run May 2 through July 18.

    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features Least Wanted: A Century of American Mugshots, The Mark Michaelson Collection through April 12. Henry Darger runs through June 28.

    Kohl Children’s Museum of Great Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog through May. 12.

  Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds through April 27. Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility: Environmentalism and the Art of the American Landscape May 17 through Aug. 10. 

    Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts the MFA Thesis Exhibition April 25 through June 22. Design in the Age of Darwin: From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright runs May 9 through Aug. 24.

    Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Gordon Matta-Clark: “You Are the Measure” through May 4. Karen Kilimnik runs through June 8. Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performs Chapel/Chapter April 9-12. 

    Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, features Building Pictures through May 31.

    Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414, hosts Smart Home: Green + Wired May 8 through Jan. 4. The Glass Experience runs through Sept. 1. 

    National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., 312-738-1503, presents Horns, Hooves, Wings, Fins and Tails: Animal Imagery in the Permanent Collection through June 8.      

    Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents Recent Newberry Acquisitions through May 3.

    Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670, hosts Black Is, Black Ain’t April 20 through June 8. 

    Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan, and Sussman & Rufus Corporation through May 4.

    Spertus Museum, 618 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation through April 13. Mapping Dystopia runs May 2 through Sept. 7.

    Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, 773-728-8111, presents Westerlind-Bornholm: Reflections through June 15.  


    American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, 773-929-1031, presents Speech and Debate April 16 through May 11.

    Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500, presents Widespread Panic April 11-13. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater runs April 16-20.

    Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Hana’s Suitcase April 11 through May 11 at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 66 E. Randolph. Call 312-742-8497 for tickets.

    Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 312-633-0630, present 10 Virgins April 24 through June 1.

    Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Windy City Rhythms May 22-24 at the Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble. Call 773-281-1825 for tickets.

    Chicago Opera Theater performs Don Giovanni April 30 through May 11 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. Call 312-704-8414 for tickets. A Flowering Tree runs May 14-25.

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents The Comedy of Errors April 27 through June 29.

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion April 19 and 21.

   Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, hosts Margaret Cho April 26. Call 312-902-1500.      

   Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents Carousel through April 13. First Breeze of Summer runs May 15 through June 15.

    The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-344-6600, presents Armitage Gone! Dance April 17-19.

    Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook, 630-530-0111, presents Sweet Charity through May 18.

    Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features The Ballad of Emmett Till April 26 through June 1. 

    Greasy Joan & Co. presents Macbeth April 15 through May 25 at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport. Call 312-902-1500.

    Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents Chicago Jazz Ensemble performing A Triumph of Trumpets April 11. Music of the Baroque performs Triple Play May 13.

    The House Theatre of Chicago presents The Attempters, about a boy who’s convinced he’s destined for fame, through May 3 at the  

Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western Ave., 773-935-6100.

    Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, features The Mark of Zorro May 2 through June 22.

    Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents the world premiere of Around the World in 80 Days April 16 through June 1.

   Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents Better Late through May 11.

   Paramount Theatre, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 630-896-6666, features Mannheim Steamroller April 19.

    Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson, 773-878-9761, presents Golda’s Balcony, a one-woman drama that examines the history of Israel through the eyes of Golda Meir, May 1 through June 16.

    PianoForte Foundation presents concerts April 11 through May 30 at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave., 312-291-0291.

    Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University School of Music, 50 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, 847-467-4000, hosts Oscar Ghiglia April 12.

    Porchlight Music Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, presents Nine through May 18.

    Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, features Neil LaBute’s In a Dark Dark House through May 11.

    Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor May 4 through June 28. 

    A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, 312-943-8722, presents Not a Game for Boys April 21 through June 1.

    Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Polly Teale’s Brontë through May 4 at Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000. On the Verge runs May 15 through June 1.

    Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., presents Andre Rieu April 15. Call 312-559-1212 for tickets.

    Shaw Chicago, 1016 N. Dearborn, 312-587-7390, features What Every Woman Knows April 12 through May 3.

    Silk Road Theatre Project, Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, 888-745-5849, featuresDuran go May 1 through June 15.    

    Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents Carter’s Way, a jazz-filled tale of love, lust and an artist’s integrity, through April 27. Dead Man’s  Cell Phone runs through July 27.

    Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, 773-528-9696, presents Brett Neveu’s Old Town April 26 through May 31.

    Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, hosts Vitalist Theatre Company’s performance of A Passage to India April 8 through May 18.

   The Theatre School at DePaul University, 60 E. Balbo, 312-922-1999, presents Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles April 18-27. Kosi Dasa runs May 16-25.

    Timeline Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington, 773-281-8463, presents Fiorello! April 17 through June 15. Trumbo runs May 4 through June 2.

    UIC Theatre, 1040 W. Harrison, 312-996-2939, presents Hamlet April 11-26. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead runs April 18-26.

    Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents Four Places through May 4. 

    Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, features As You Like It through April 13. 


    Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, features work by Pat McGannon and Jill Schultz-McGannon through April 15.

    Anne Loucks Gallery: 309 Park Avenue, Glencoe, 847-835-8500, presents Dennis Campay and Chris Honeysett: New Work,” May 2 to July 4.

    Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents Marilyn Murphy: Wind Mischief through April 12. Chris Ware: Classic Comics from the Archive runs April 18 through May 24.

    Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents work by Michael Kenna through April 19. Photographs by Cecil McDonald Jr. are on display April 25 through May 31. 

    David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents Poetic Grace, work by Elizabeth Opalenik, April 18 through May 31.

    Douglas Dawson Gallery, 400 N. Morgan, 312-226-7975, presents Felted: Turkish Textiles through April 12.

    Flatfile Galleries, 217 N. Carpenter, 312-491-1190, presents a group exhibition with artists from France, Korea, Germany and Spain through April 11.

    Galleries Maurice Sternberg, 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2850, 312-642-1700, presents work by Katherine Taylor April 11 through May 1.

    Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features work by David Salvadore through April 11.

    Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features new paintings by Jim Waid through April 26.

   Josef Glimer Gallery, 207 W. Superior, 312-787-4640, presents work by Thom Kapheim and Mira Hermoni-Levine through April 30.

    Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents works by David Csicsko and Kathy Yancey through April 12.

    Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market, 312-492-8828, presents work by Kim Curtis and Andrea Loefke through May 10. 

    KN Gallery, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2515, 312-640-5550, presents work by Wolf Kahn through April 12.

   Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features Carson Fox: Floe and Inflorescence and paintings by Janet Bloch through May 10.

    Marx Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents Narratives, a group exhibition featuring Carmen Lozar, Catharine Newell, Minako Shirakura and Tim Tate, through April 26.

    Mary Bell Galleries, 740 N. Franklin, 312-642-0202, presents new work by Carolyn Cole through April 16. New work by Rick Stevens is on display April 18 through May 28.

    Melanee Cooper Gallery, 740 N. Franklin, 312-202-9305, presents work by Alicia Lachance April 18 through May 27.

    Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features works by Michael Genovese and Casey Riordan Millard through May 10. Paintings by Hank Feeley and Jane Fisher are on display May 16 through June 21. 

    Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents Shoichi Ida Memorial Exhibition April 18 through May 31.

    Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work by Christopher Schneberger through May 10.

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, 312-455-1990, presents Robert Heinecken’s Dream/Circles/Cycles: Vintage Works 1964-1973 through April 12.

    Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features Marco Casentini: New Paintings through April 15.

    Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Ed Paschke through May 10.  

    Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features Hello from China, 2008, an exhibition of Chinese photography, April 18 through June 13.

  .Thomas McCormick Gallery, 835 W. Washington, 312-226-6800, presents works by Michael Loew April 11 through May 31.

    Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, features new sculptures and works on paper by Ben Butler through April 12. Works by Bill Frederick are on display April 18 through May 31. 

    Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents Xiaoze Xie April 11 through May 24.

    Zygman Voss Gallery, 222 W. Superior, 312-787-3300, presents La Vie Parisienne, featuring works by Louis Icart, through April 15.  


    Artropolis: Chicago’s Celebration of Art, Antiques & Culture runs April 25-28 at the Merchandise Mart. Featured shows include Art Chicago, the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, the Artist Project and the Intuit Show. Visit www.merchandisemart.com/artropolis.

    Looptopia: Chicago’s White Night, May 2. Visit www.looptopia.com.

    The Vision and Art of Shinjo Ito, April 8 through May 1. Chicago Illuminating Company. Visit www.shinjoito.com.

Published: April 06, 2008
Issue: 2008 Spring Green Issue