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August - September 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 Looking After Louis Sullivan: Photographs, Drawings, and Fragments through Dec. 12.
   Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., 312-787-3997, presents Chris Ofili from Sept. through Nov. 30.
   Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-3432, features Chicago Model City through Nov. 30.
   Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents Music on the Esplanade, Tuesday evenings through Aug. 31. Campout at the Garden, Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18.
   Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents Louis Sullivan’s Idea through Nov. 28. Nicaragua: The Vet Art Project Performance Series runs through Aug. 18. Nicaragua: Photographs by Grant Ramsey through Sept. 26.
   Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark presents Street Anatomy, group shows of anatomical street art, beginning Sept. 3 and running through Nov. 19. Chromatherapy photographs by Patrick Nagatani and a yew tree project wall installation by Carolyn Bernstein continue through Aug. 20.
   Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee, 312-243-9088, is showing the work of Charles Steffen through August 28.
   Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home continues through Sept. 26.
   Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Pilgrimage of Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam from Aug. 21 through Nov. 14.
   Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central St., Evanston, 847-475-1030, presents Dazzling Colors, July 3 through Oct. 13.
   Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, 630-968-0074, presents Sunset Soirees among the Steelroots, select evenings through Sept. Steelroots, an outdoor exhibition of monumental sculptures by Steve Tobin, continues through Jan. 31.
   Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Rewind: 1970s to 1990s, Works from the MCA Collection continues through Sept. 5. Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy continues through Oct. 17. Earthworks: Robert Smithson, Sam Durant and Mary Brogger continues through Sept. 5.
   Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, hosts Paula McCartney: Birdwatching and John Balderassi: A Print Retrospective from    the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, both through Sept. 26.
   Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, features Smart Home: Green + Wired through Jan. 2.
  Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 773-755-5100, hosts Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch through Sept. 19.
   Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Mid-Century: “Good Design” in Europe and America, 1850-1950, through Sept. 5.
   Spertus Museum, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts an event, Creation of Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein with Hershey Felder on Sept. 2.


   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500, presents On The Road with jazz songwriter, singer, and musician, Dakota Horvath on Aug 21.
   Briar Street Theater, 3133 N. Halsted Street, 773-348-400, presents Blue Man Group.
   Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents The Emperor’s New Clothes through Aug. 29. Romeo and Juliet runs Sept. 15 through Nov. 14.
   Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents The Comedy of Errors Sept. 16 - Oct 17.
    Eclipse Theatre Company presents After the Fall through Aug. 22 at the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.
   Genesis Ensemble, 3421 W. Fullerton at the Charnel House, presents In Love’s Bright Coils, Fri. through Sun. 8 p.m., through August 30.
   Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, hosts Mary Zimmerman’s musical production of Candide Sept. 17 through October 24.
   Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, presents Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Sept. 22 and Sept. 23.
  Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents The Marvelous Wonderettes from Sept. 17 through Nov. 1.
   Piven Theatre Workshop, 927 Noyes St., Evanson, 847-866-8049, presents Late: A Cowboy Song July 26 through Aug. 29.
   Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents A Guide for the Perplexed through August 15; IGNITION—a performance of work by new playwrights Aug. 15 through Aug. 22.
   Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, presents She Loves Me Sept. 14 through Nov. 21.


   Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, hosts a summer group show, featuring the work of Rose Freymuth-Frazier, among others.
   Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents The All-Seeing Eye: Photographic Revelations July 9 through Aug. 27.
  Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, presents Proof through Sept 4.  
   David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents work by Amanda Friedman and Miss Aniela through Sept. 4; work by David Burdeny and 2010 MFA Graduate Photography from Yale Sept. 10 through Oct. 30.
   Habatat Galleries Chicago, 222 W.Superior, 312-440-0288, is exhibiting glass vessels by Youko Sano through August 31.
   Gallery KH, 311 W. Superior, 312-642-0202, presents Deborah T. Colter and Charlotte Foust: Surface Elements through Sept 7; presents Leslie Tejada: Floribunda Sept 7.
   Ken Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents Richard Royal: Sun, Moon and Stars July 1 through Aug. 30. Jay Musler: Little Creatures runs July 22 through Aug. 30.
   Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features work by Lora Fosberg through August 21.
   Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Cowboys and Indians: The Secret World of Harry Young 1930-1950 through Aug. 14; Work by Michael Ferris Jr, Frank Trankina, and Eric Stotik from Sept. 10 through Oct. 30.
   Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, is holding a Summer Show through Aug. 21.
   Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features Manfred Muller: Selected Work Since the 90s through Sept. 4; Firat Erdim: Sculptures and Drawings, Mario Trejo: New Work Sept. 10 through Oct. 26.
 Russell Bowman Art Advisory, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Recent Selections: Baselitz, Fischl, Nilsson, Paschke, Salle, Shapiro, Wirsum and Estate of Roger Brown through
Aug. 21.
   Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features Easy Acquisitions: New Discoveries from Around the Globe runs through Sept. 11.


   Randolph Street Market Festival, at the 1350 block of West Randolph Street, open Aug. 28 through Aug. 29 and Sept. 25 through Sept. 26.
   Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Stage, 600 E Grand Ave, 800-745-3000, presents Cirque Shanghai: Cloud Nine through Sept 6.
   American Craft Exposition will be held at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston, 847-570-5095, Aug. 27 through Aug. 29.
   The 8th Annual Renegade Craft Fair will be held in Wicker Park on Division Street between Damen and Paulina Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with over 300 craftspeople from all over the nation.

Published: August 08, 2010
Issue: Fall 2010 Issue