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February - March 2009 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 Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes through April 26. Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety and Myth runs Feb. 14 through April 26.
Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents Lens Paintings by Sigmar Polke through April 17.
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.,
312-922-3432, hosts ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport runs through May 1.
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents Miles Lowry: Forest and Savannah through April 5.
Chicago Children's Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave.,
312-527-1000, features Cyberchase: The Chase is On Feb. 14 through May 17.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents Two Lithuanian Printmakers: E. Vertelkaite and B. Zokaityte through Mar. 29.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum through July 26.
DePaul University Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, 773-325-7506, presents Reverence Renewed: Colonial Andean Art from the Thoma Collections through Mar. 20.
Field Museum
, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts The Aztec World: A Unique View of a Mighty Empire through April 19. Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship runs Feb. 27 through Oct. 25.
Hyde Park Art Center
, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Abandoned Demolition: New Painting by Andy Paczos through April 5. Sandra Rosas Ridolfi: Highrise runs through April 12.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N.
Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features Sticks through April 18. The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum continues through June 27.
Kohl Children's Museum of Great Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd.,
Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Let's Play Railway through May 4.
Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave.,
312-915-6394, presents The Eternal Light of Egypt: The Photography of Sarite Sanders through May 10. Neolithic Idols runs through Mar. 6.
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts Polaroids: Mapplethorpe through April 5.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Joseph Grigely St. Cecilia through Feb. 22. USA Today continues through Mar. 15.
Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave.,
312-663-5554, features PhotoDimensional Feb. 13 through April 19.
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.,
773-684-1414, hosts Black Creativity through Mar. 1. Wondrous Cold runs Mar. 21 through May 31.
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents the
Mystery and More Book Fair Mar. 6-7.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 773-755-5100, presents Amazing Amphibians through April 12.
Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670, hosts Jim Lutes through Feb. 15.
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents The "Writing" of Modern Life: The Etching Revival in France, Britain and the U.S. 1850-1940 through April 19.
Spertus Museum, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts African American Art and The Julius Rosenwald Fund through July 5.


American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, 773-409-4125, presents Topdog/Underdog and True West through Mar. 8.
Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N. Lincoln, 773-935-6100, presents
Batterymouth through Feb. 25.
Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center,  2301 S. Lake Shore Drive,
presents Rob Roy The Musical through Mar. 15.
Artistic Home, 3914 N. Clark, 866-811-4111, presents Modigliani
through Mar. 22.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress,
312-902-1500, presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater April 1-5.
Chicago DCA Theater, 66 E. Randolph, 312-742-8497, presents Playing the Victim through Feb. 22. The Arab-Israeli Cookbook runs Mar. 5 through April 5.
Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 312-633-0630, presents How I Became an Interesting Person through Feb. 22.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand,
312-595-5600, presents Macbeth through Mar. 8. Sweet William runs through Feb. 22.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents Lincoln Bicentennial Tribute Feb. 21. Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform Feb. 27.
Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, hosts Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Feb.
11-15. An Evening With the Gipsy Kings is Feb. 21. Call 312-902-1500.
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents The Wild Duck through Feb. 15. Wait Until Dark runs Mar. 5 through April 5.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., 312-344-6600, hosts The Seldoms Feb. 19-21. Mordine and Company Dance Theater performs Feb. 26-28.
Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook, 630-530-0111, presents Miss Saigon through Mar. 8.
Eclipse Theatre presents Blue Surge Mar. 19 through May 3 at the
Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features Desire Under the Elms through Feb. 22.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents River North Chicago Dance Feb. 13-14. Chicago Jazz Ensemble performs Feb. 20.
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, features Mariette in Ecstasy Feb. 13 through April 5.
Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents Our Town Feb. 11 through April 5.
The Neo-Futurists, 5153 N. Ashland, 773-275-5255, presents Beer through Mar. 7.
Next Theatre Company, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, 847-475-1875, presents War with the Newts through Mar. 8.
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300,
presents Po Boy Tango through Feb. 15. Mauritius runs Feb. 25 through April 5.
Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, 630-896-6666, hosts The Color of Justice Feb. 12. Dixie's Tupperware Party runs Mar. 5-15.
Pegasus Players, 1145 W. Wilson, 773-878-9761, presents The Shape of a Girl Mar. 2 through April 12.
Porchlight Music Theatre, 1225 W.
Belmont, 773-327-5252, presents Pacific Overtures Mar. 16 through May 3.
Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, presents Great Falls through Mar. 1.
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, presents Misamerica
through Mar. 28.
Remy Bumppo Theatre presents American Ethnic Mar. 12 through April 5 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.
Rosemont Theatre, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 312-559-1212, presents Movin' Out Feb. 20-22.
Saint Sebastian Players presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile Feb.
13 through Mar. 8 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey. Call
Silk Road Theatre Project, Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W.Washington, 888-745-5849, features Pangs of the Messiah Feb. 19 through May 10.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents Art through June 7. The Tempest runs Mar. 26 through May 31.
Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway, 773-528-9889, presents All My Sons Feb. 19 through Mar. 28.
Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents Living Green through Mar. 1.
Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, presents Old Glory through Mar. 29. The Maids runs through April 5 at 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe.

Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, features new
paintings by Joseph Haske Feb. 20 through Mar. 11.
Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, presents a
landscape show though March.
Bryon Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents work by Paul Hunter, Michael Hoffman and Isabelle duToit through March.
Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents oil
paintings by Leonard Koscianski through Mar. 14. New work by CameronGray is on display Mar. 20 through April 18.
Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents Achim Lippoth's Pictures Mar. 13 through May 9.
David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents Overlap through Feb. 21.
Flatfile Galleries,
217 N. Carpenter, 312-491-1190, presents Light on the Horizon Feb. 20 through Mar. 27.
Gallery KH, 311 W. Superior, 312-642-0202, presents Roman Zaslonov through Mar. 7.
Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features Let's
Face It, a group show of gallery artists, through Feb. 28. Ten: 10,
presents 10 new glass artists Mar. 13 through April 25.
Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features  From Soup to Nuts: Art for All Tastes through Feb. 28.
Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents Wonder Women through Mar. 10.
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market,
312-492-8828, presents work by Allison Katz and Aliza Nisenbaum Feb. 13 through Mar. 28.
Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features Peter Drake's All the King's Horses and work by Jon Waldo, both Feb. 13 through Mar. 28.
Marx Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents work by Jon Kuhn, Lino Tagliapietra and Bertil Vallien through February.
Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features The Devil's Dream, paintings by Amy Talluto, and Roost, sculptures by Deborah Simon, through Feb. 14.
Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents work by Joseph Piccillo Feb. 13 through Mar. 7.
Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work by Vera Klement through Feb. 14 and work by Norbert Freese Feb. 20 through Mar. 21.
Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features William
Conger paintings through Mar. 3.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500,
presents Geometry as Image through Mar. 21.
Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features work by Jorge Martin and Pablo Soria through Feb. 28. Gordon Muehle's work is on display Mar. 6 through April 30.
Thomas Masters Gallery, 245 W. North, 312-440-2322, presents photographs by Stasys Eidrigevicius through Feb. 28.
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents work by David Kroll through Feb. 28.

Chicago Auto Show runs Feb. 12-22 at McCormick Place. Visit
Chicago Flower and Garden Show takes place Mar. 7-15 at Navy Pier. For more information visit chicagoflower.com.

Published: February 07, 2009
Issue: February 2009 Design Issue