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April - May 2010 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 The Books of Mikhail Karasik through April 12. William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 runs through May 23. Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913-1917 continues through June 20.

   Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., 312-787-3997, presents a Maya Lin exhibition through April 23.

   Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents The Orchid Album through May 9.

   Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-527-1000, features Ready, Set… Move! through May 16.

   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents Christine Tarkowski: Last Things Will Be First and First Things Will Be Last through May 2. Jon Fjortoft: Photographs runs through June 27.

   Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Abraham Lincoln Transformed through April 12. I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot opens May 22.

   DePaul University Art Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, 773-325-7506, presents a faculty exhibition April 8 through May 14.

   Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts Mammoths and Masto-dons: Titans of the Ice Age through Sept. 6.

   Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Andreas Fischer: Ghost Town through April 18. Aspen Mays: From the Offices of Scientists runs through April 25.

   Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie, 847-967-4800, presents The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France through June 20.

   International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr., 312-642-6502, presents Lauren Kalman’s Blooms, Efflorescence and Other Dermatological Embellishments and Annie Heckman’s You Thought That You Were Alone But I Caught Your Bullet Just In Time, both through May 21.

   Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features The Treasure of Ulysses Davis through May 15.

   Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Pizza: Any Way You Slice It! through May 24.

   Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Moholy: An Education of the Senses and The Papercut Haggadah by Archie Granot, both through May 9.

   Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston, 847-475-1030, presents Raising the Totem: Exploring Northwest Coast Indigenous Cultures through June 13.

   Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, 630-968-0074, presents Steelroots, an outdoor exhibition of monumental sculptures by Steve Tobin, April 9 through Jan. 31.

   Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Production Site: The Artist’s Studio Inside-Out through May 30. Rewind: 1970s to 1990s, Works from the MCA Collection runs through Sept. 5. Work by Daniel Everett is on display through May 2. John Jasperse Company visits April 9-11.

   Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, hosts Sarah Pickering: Incident Control April 9 through June 20. Geissler/Sann: the real estate runs April 9 through May 23.

   Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, features Smart Home: Green + Wired through Jan. 2.

   Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents Exploration 2010: Chicago Calligraphy Collective Exhibition through May 26. The Play’s the Thing: 400 Years of Shakespeare on Stage continues through May 1.

   Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 773-755-5100, hosts National Geographic Crittercam: The World through Animal Eyes through April 11. The Birth of Coffee runs through May 9.

   The Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis, 773-702-8670, presents an exhibition by Matt Saunders through April 11. The Seductiveness of the Interval runs May 2 through June 13.

   Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents The Darker Side of Light: Arts of Privacy, 1850-1900 through June 13.

   Spertus Museum, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts Ground Level Projects: Jan Tichy through June 27.


   American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, 773-409-4125, presents Welcome to Arroyo’s April 15 through May 16.

   Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, hosts Madea’s Big Happy Family Starring Tyler Perry April 9-11.

   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500, presents David Sedaris April 17. The Joffrey Ballet performs April 28 through May 9.

   Centre East, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, hosts The Wit and Wisdom of Dave Barry April 10.

   Chicago Opera Theater presents Moses in Egypt April 17-25 at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777. Jason runs April 24 through May 2. Three Decembers is on stage May 8-16.

   Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents The Taming of the Shrew April 7 through June 6.

   Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents pianist Richard Goode April 25.
   Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, hosts Mark Knopfler April 23. Call 312-902-1500.

    Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents The Illusion through April 11. Sizwe Banzi is Dead runs May 13 through June 13.

   Eclipse Theatre presents Arthur Miller’s Resurrection Blues through May 9 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.

   Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, hosts A True History of the Johnstown Flood through April 18.

   Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents Music of the Baroque May 7.

   Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents Trust through April 25.

   Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents A Life through April 25.

   Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., 847-866-8049, presents Number of People through April 11.

   Porchlight Music Theatre presents Into the Woods April 9 through May 30 at Theatre Building Chicago, 1225 W. Belmont , 773-327-5252.

   Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, presents Killer Joe by Tracy Letts April 11. Body Awareness runs April 29 through June 13.

   A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells, 312-943-8722, presents Abigail’s Party through April 25.

  Remy Bumppo Theatre presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses through May 2 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.

   Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents The Lost Boys of Sudan through April 25. Jacob and Jack runs May 14 through June 20.

   Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, presents A Streetcar Named Desire May 4 through July 11. Oh Coward! runs through May 16 at 664 Vernon Ave.


   Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, hosts George Klauba: Soul of the Sea through the end of April presents Rex Sexton’s X-Ray Eyes through April 30.

   Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents new paintings by David Sharpe through May 8. Child’s Play by Orly Cogan runs May 14 through July 2.

   Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents Keith Carter’s Seen & Unseen through May 1.

   David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents Alumni through April 10.

   Gallery KH, 311 W. Superior, 312-642-0202, presents Gary Bowling’s A Chance of Sun: New Landscapes April 16 through June 2.

   Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, presents the third annual Ten: 10 show through April 17.

   Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents Magical Thinking, featuring Frank Paluch, Jordan Scott and Bernadette Frank, through April 10.

   Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work by Martyl April 9 through May 15.

   Ken Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents Glass Envy, a group show, through May 31.

   Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features work by Nina Rizzo and Michelle Wasson April 9 through May 8.

   Maya Polsky Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0055, presents Andy Paczos: Into Plein Air April 16 through May 31.

   Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features work by Friese Undine and Ian Weaver through May 8.

   Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, hosts Daniel Bodner: The Bowery Series through April 13.

   Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Ed Paschke’s Women through May 29.

   Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features work by Guillermo Srodek-Hart and Kevin Malella through May 8. A New Angle: Portrait Group Show runs May 14 through July 3.


   Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Tribute to Eddie Johnson, Sunday, April 25, 3-5 p.m., International House, 1414 E. 59th St.,773-324-8614, info@hypachicago.org.

   Eric Schneider’s Hot Dixieland Quartet, Oriental Institute, Sunday, May 16, 2-3 p.m., 1155 E. 58th St., 773-324-8614.

Published: April 20, 2010
Issue: 2010 Spring Green Issue