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June - July 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 Benin-Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria July 10 through Sept. 21. Graphic Thought Facility runs through Aug. 17. Focus: Mario Ybarra Jr. runs through Aug. 24

The Arts Club of Chicago
, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents David Hockney: “Looking at Woldgate Woods” through July 18.

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents Temple of Flora through Aug. 17.

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents EMotion Pictures: An Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Art through July 20.  Tony Fitzpatrick: The Wonder—Portraits of a Remembered City, Brad Temkin: New Pictures and Dean Sharp: Photographs of the Chicago Picasso, c. 1967 all run through June 29.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Big Picture: A New View of Painting in Chicago through Aug. 3. Catholic Chicago continues through Jan. 4.
DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, 773-325-7506, presents Ellis Island Portraits: 1905-1920 through June 13. 
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts George Washington Carver through July 6. Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids runs through Sept. 1. Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters runs through Jan. 4.
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Kiss on the Cheek: Portraits by Dale Washington, depicting the personalities in Chicago’s current South Side art collecting community, July 6 through Sept. 28. 
International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-642-6502, presents Neither With, Nor Without and Alternative Anatomies through July 18.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features Henry Darger through June 28.
Kohl Children’s Museum of Great Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Chagall for Children June 10 through Aug. 31.
Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Manifest Destiny/Manifest Responsibility: Environmentalism and the Art of the American Landscape through Aug. 10. 
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts the MFA Thesis Exhibition through June 22. Design in the Age of Darwin: From William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright runs through Aug. 24.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Jeff Koons through Sept. 21. Artists in Depth: Works from the MCA Collection runs through Mar. 1, 2009.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, features Beyond the Backyard, an exhibition examining the outdoor places in which we spend our leisure time, June 20 through Aug. 23.
Museum of Science and Industry
, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414, hosts Smart Home: Green + Wired through Jan. 4. The Glass Experience runs through Sept. 1. 
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., 312-738-1503, presents Con Safos (With Respect) through June 15.
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents the 24th Annual Book Fair July 24-27. 
Renaissance Society
, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670, hosts Black Is, Black Ain’t through June 8.
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Seeing the City: Sloan’s New York through Sept. 14.
Spertus Museum
, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts Mapping Dystopia through Sept. 7.
Swedish American Museum
, 5211 N. Clark, 773-728-8111, presents Westerlind-Bornholm: Reflections through June 15.

The Artistic Home presents Juno and the Paycock through June 29 at Live Bait Theatre, 3914 N. Clark. Call 866-811-4111 for tickets.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500, presents Shelley MacArthur Cabaret June 13. 
BackStage Theatre Company presents Bloody Bess: A Tale of Piracy and Revenge June 13 through July 20 at the Storefront Theater in the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, 66 E. Randolph. Call 312-742-8497.
Chicago Children’s Theatre presents Esperanza Rising July 12 through Aug. 10 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. Call 312-742-8497.      
Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 312-633-0630, present The Many Voices Project: Showcasing Playwrights of Color July 7-20.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
presents JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance Aug. 1-3 at the Cultural Center, Loyola University’s Sheridan Campus and the Theater and Interpretation Center of Northwestern University in Evanston. Call 773-281-1825 for tickets.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents The Comedy of Errors through June 29. Funk It Up About Nothin’ runs June 25 through Aug. 3. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka runs July 8 through Aug. 17.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents Baroque Band  June 11.
Chicago Theatre
, 175 N. State, hosts The Swell Season, featuring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, June 15-18. Bill Maher performs July 25. Call 312-902-1500 for tickets.

Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents First Breeze of Summer through June 15.
Dominican University Performing Arts Center
, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, 708-488-5000, presents A Dream of Arabia June 12-15.
Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre
, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook, 630-530-0111, presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story through July 27.
Goodman Theatre,
170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features Ain’t Misbehavin’ June 21 through July 27. Gas for Less continues through June 22.   
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents Red Rose Children’s Choir June 14.
Lifeline Theatre
, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, features The Mark of Zorro through June 22.
Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day through June 29 at the MCA.
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents The Lady with All the Answers through June 29.
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, through June 16.
Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, features Neil LaBute’s In a Dark Dark House through June 15.
Raven Theatre
, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor through June 28. 
Ravinia Festival
, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, 847-266-5000, presents Kenny Loggins June 15. Feist performs July 11 and Lyle Lovett and His Large Band July 12.
A Red Orchid Theatre
, 1531 N. Wells, 312-943-8722, presents Not a Game for Boys through June 22.
Silk Road Theatre Project, Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington, 888-745-5849, features Durango through June 15. 
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts June 19 through Aug. 17.
Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, hosts Jekyll and Hyde by Bohemian Theatre Ensemble through July 20.
Timeline Theatre Company
, 615 W. Wellington, 773-281-8463, presents Fiorello! through June 15.
Victory Gardens Theater
, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents Relatively Close, a story of three sisters who return to their childhood vacation home on the shores of Lake Michigan, through July 13.  
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, features The Lion in Winter through Aug. 3.
Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, features work by Robin Denevan through July 15.
Byron Roche Gallery
, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents a group show through Aug. 27.
Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents Jan Petry: Juicy, recent wood sculptures, through July 2. Francois Robert: Contents, new color photographs, runs July 11 through Aug. 30.
Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents Jack Spencer’s An Overview through July 12. Daniel Traub’s City’s Edge runs July 18 through Aug. 29.  
David Weinberg Gallery,
300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents Natural Media through July 18.
Flatfile Galleries
, 217 N. Carpenter, 312-491-1190, presents Michiko Itatani’s Cosmic Theater II through June 13.
Galleries Sternberg
, 875 N. Michigan, Ste. 2850, 312-642-1700, presents Robert Amft: Out of His Mind through the end of June.
Gallery KH
, 311 W. Superior, 312-642-0202, presents its first show, featuring gallery artists, through July 15. 
Habatat Galleries
, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features work by June Mira Maylor through July 5.
Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features Fletcher Benton: Studies, Maquettes and Wall Constructs through July 5.
Josef Glimer Gallery
, 207 W. Superior, 312-787-4640, presents works by Thom Kapheim and Mira Hermoni-Levine through Aug. 1.
Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents work by Gerard Cambon, Mr. Imagination and Giordano Gelli through the end of July.
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
, 1044 W. Fulton Market, 312-492-8828, presents Maleonn: Days on the Cotton Candy and Brian Yates: you ruin everything through June 21.
KN Gallery
, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2515, 312-640-5550, presents Spring Selections through July 5. Raw Boundaries: Contemporary Summer Show runs July 18 through Aug. 6. 
Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features Mario Chavez’s May Flowers through June 20. Hollis Brown Thornton’s The Earth on the Back of the Giant Turtle and work by Megan Euker are on display June 27 through
Aug. 16.
Marx Saunders Gallery
, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents new work by Bertil Vallien through June 26.
Melanee Cooper Gallery
, 740 N. Franklin, 312-202-9305, presents a group show of gallery artists through July 5.
Packer Schopf Gallery
, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Hank Feeley’s A Nice Derangement and Dominic Paul Moore’s You’re Going to Love It Here through June 21. 
Perimeter Gallery
, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents work by Laura Beard Aeling and Kathleen Holder through July 12.
Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features Vera Berdich through July 5.
Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features Jay Kelly: Drawings and Sculptures through July 15.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Chicago Imagism: 1965-1985, including works by Roger Brown, Ray Yoshida, Ed Paschke, Karl Wirsum, Christina Ramberg, Barbara Rossi, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Art Green and Ed Flood. The exhibition runs through Aug. 16. 
Schneider Gallery
, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features Chicago Group Show, an exhibition of art by Chicago artists of various ages and philosophies: Robert Babbin, Les Boschke, Adam Holtzman, Sarah McKemie and Terttu Uibopuu.    
Thomas McCormick Gallery
, 835 W. Washington, 312-226-6800, presents Second to None: Abstract Expressionism through Aug. 16.    
Vale Craft Gallery
, 230 W. Superior, 312-337-3525, hosts Lauren Camp: The Fabric of Jazz through Aug. 30.
Zg Gallery
, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, features Martina Nehrling’s Through a Purple Patch, new paintings, through July 12. Beth Reitmeyer’s Hope Springs Eternal, new installation and paintings, runs July 18 through Aug. 30. 
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery,
325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents Maria Tomasula June 13 through Aug. 16.
Zygman Voss Gallery, 222 W. Superior, 312-787-3300, presents Freedom of Color: Major Exhibition of Moshe Rosenthalis June 14 through Sept. 6.
Randolph Street Market Festival, home to the Chicago Antique Market and the Indie Designer Market, runs June 28-29, July 26-27, Aug. 30-31, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 25-26 at the 1350 block
of west Randolph. For more information,
Taste of Chicago
runs June 27 through July 6 in Grant Park.
Chicago Outdoor Film Festival
takes place Tuesday evenings July 15 through Aug. 26 in Grant Park. The show runs June 20 through September 2. 
Old Town Art Fair
takes place June 14 and 15
in Old Town. The sound stage is located at Wisconsin Street at Orleans. There is live music throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.oldtownartfair.org.

Published: June 23, 2008
Issue: Summer 2008 Urban Living