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December 2010 - January 2011 Arts, Culture and Events

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



    Art Institute of Chicago presents Focus: Richard Hawkins-Third Mind through Jan. 16. (111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-443-3600/ artic.edu)

   Chicago Architecture Foundation conducts boat, bus, walking, youth and group tours of the city. (224 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-922-3432/caf.architecture.org)

    Chicago Botanic Garden presents the Wonderland Express through Jan. 2. (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe/ 847-835-5440/ chicago-botanic.org)     
    Chicago Cultural Center presents Louis Sullivan’s Idea through May 2. Imagine Cuba: Photographs by Sandro Miller through Dec. 26. (78 E. Washington St., Chicago/312-744-6630/explorechicago.org)
    Chicago History Museum presents I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot through Jan. 3. (1601 N. Clark St., Chicago/312-642-4600/ chicagohs.org)
    Field Museum hosts Climate Change through Nov. 28. Gold: National Treasure, Cultural Obsession, through Mar. 6. (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago/ 312-922-9410/fieldmuseum.org)

   Hyde Park Art Center presents Kim Piotrowski: Beds and Guns through Jan. 30. (5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago/ 773-324-5520/hydeparkart.com)

    Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race through Jan. 2. (9603 Woods Drive, Skokie/ 847-967-4800/ilholocaustmuseum.org)

   Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is showing Forget Me Not: Self-Taught Portraits, through Dec. 31. (756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago/312-243-9088/ art.org)

    Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago presents Curious George: Let’s Get Curious through Feb. 5. (2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview/ 847-832-6600/kohlchildrensmuseum.org)
    Loyola University Museum of Art presents Art & Family of the Creche:  The Collection of James and Emilia Govan; Benjamin Bergery: Epiphanies through Jan. 16. (820 N. Michigan Ave./ 312-915-6394/luc.edu/luma)

    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian presents Pinpoint Porcupine Quillwork through Feb. 20; Zuni Fetish Carvings through July 10. (3001 Central Street, Evanston/ 847-475-1030/mitchellmuseum.org)

    Morton Arboretum presents Steelroots, an outdoor exhibition of monumental sculptures by Steve Tobin, continues through Jan. 31. (4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle/ 630-968-0074/ mortonarb.org)

    Museum of Contemporary Art presents Urban China: Informal Cities through Apr. 3. (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago/ 312-280-2660/mcachicago.org)        
    Museum of Contemporary Photography presents La Frontera: the Cultural Impact of Mexican Migration through Dec. 23. (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/ mocp.org)
   Museum of Science and Industry features Smart Home: Green + Wired through Jan. 2.  (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/msichicago.org)
   Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum presents The Lost Panoramas: Chicago and the Illinois Valley A Century Ago through Jan. 2. (2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago/ 773-755-5100/chias.org)

    Smart Museum of Art presents The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan through Jan 16. (5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago/ 773-702-0200/smartmuseum.com)

    Spertus Museum presents Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago. (610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/312-322-1700/ spertus.edu/ museum)


    Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents The Joffrey Ballet-The Nutcracker (50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago/800-982-ARTS/auditoriumtheatre.com)

    Briar Street Theater presents Blue Man Group. (3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago/ 773-348-4000/blueman.com)

    Chicago Dramatists presents Bordello, Jan 27- Mar. 6. (1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago/312-633-0630/chicagodramatists.org)

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier presents As You Like It, Jan. 5 – Mar. 6. (800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago/312-595-5600/ chicagoshakes.com)

   Chicago Theatre presents guitar legend Joe Satriani Dec.19.(175 N. State Street/312-902-1500/ thechicagotheatre.com)

   Court Theatre presents Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Jan. 13- Feb. 13. (5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago/ 773-753-4472/courttheatre.org)      

    Drury Lane Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers through Dec. 19. (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook/630-530-0111/drurylaneoakbrook.com)

    Goodman Theatre presents A Christmas Carol through Dec. 31. (170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago/312-443-3800/goodmantheatre.org)

    Harris Theater presents John Waters, Dec 14; Apollo Chorus of Chicago, Dec. 19 (205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago/ 312-334-7777/harristheaterchicago.org)

    Northlight Theatre presents A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration! (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie/ 847-673-6300/ northlight.org)

    Porchlight Music Theatre presents Miracle on 34th St. through Jan. 2. (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago/773-327-5252/porchlighttheatre.com)

    A Red Orchid Theatre presents The Iliad through Dec. 19. (1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago/312-943-8722/areorchidtheatre.org)

    Victory Gardens Theater presents It’s a Wonderful Life: Live at the Biograph! through Dec. 31. (2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago/773-871-3000/victorygardens.org)

    Writers’ Theatre presents Travels with My Aunt through Mar. 27. (325 Tudor Court, Glencoe/847-242-6000/writerstheatre.org)


    Ann Nathan Gallery presents Christina Cordova. (212 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-664-6622/annnathangallery.com)

    Carl Hammer Gallery presents Martin Mull-Witness through Dec. 31. (740 N. Wells St., Chicago/312-266-8512/ hammergallery.com)

   Catherine Edelman Gallery presents Elizabeth Ernst, Smoke & Mirrors through Dec. 31. (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-266-2350/edelmangallery.com)

    David Weinberg Gallery presents Jordan Eagles through Dec. 30. (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-529-5090/davidweinberggallery.com)

    ECHT Gallery presents Oben Abright, Portraits of Loi Tailang Burma through Dec. 31. (222 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-440-0288/echtgallery.com)

    Gallery KH presents Mark Dickson and Richard Taylor, Layers and Dimensions (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-642-0202/ gallerykh.com

    Jean Albano Gallery presents Friendly Persuasions: Meaning Beneath the Surface. (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-440-0770/ jeanalbanogallery.com)

    Judy A Saslow Gallery is celebrating 15 years of exhibitions including outsider art. (300 W. Superior Street/312-943-0530/jsaslowgallery.com)

   Linda Warren Gallery presents Matthew Woodward: A Loss Like the Rome of Waiting, Dec. 10 through Jan. 15. (1052 W. Fulton Market, Chicago/312-432-9500/lindawarrengallery.com)

    Maya Polsky Gallery presents Jose Cobo, Close and Beyond, An Exhibition of Sculpture through Dec. 31. (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-440-0055/mayapolsky gallery.com)

    Packer Schopf Gallery presents works by Louise LeBourgeois through Dec. 23. (942 W. Lake Street, Chicago/ 312-226-8984/packergallery.com)

    Perimeter Gallery presents Gordon Powell: Sculpture through Dec. 31.(210 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-266-9473/perimetergallery.com)

    Printworks Gallery presents Cover Stories: A 30th Anniversary Group Exhibition. (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-664-9407/printworkschicago.com)

Published: December 14, 2010
Issue: 2010 Philanthropy Issue


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