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February - March 2011 Art, Culture, and Events

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


   Art Institute of Chicago presents John Marin’s Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism through April 17. (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 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres. (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe/ 847-835-5440/ chicago botanic.org)

   Chicago Cultural Center presents Louis Sullivan’s Idea through May 2. (78 E. Washington St., Chicago/312-744-6630/explore chicago.org)

   Chicago History Museum presents Facing Freedom. (1601 N. Clark St., Chicago/312-642-4600/ chicagohs.org)

   Field Museum hosts Gold: National Treasure, Cultural Obsession, through Mar. 6. (1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago/ 312-922-9410/fieldmuseum.org)

  Hyde Park Art Center presents The Precession through Mar. 20. (5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago/ 773-324 -5520/hydeparkart.com)

   Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center presents Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholarships at Black Colleges. (9603 Woods Drive, Skokie/ 847-967-4800/ilholocaustmuseum.org)

  International Museum of Surgical Science presents Surgicogenomics: Genes and Stem  Cells in Surgery (1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago/312-642-6502/imiss.org)

  Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art is showing Architecture of Hope: The Treasures of  Intuit through May 14. (756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago/312-243-9088/ art.org)

   Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago presents Pattern in Wizardry Feb. 22-May 9. (2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview/ 847-832 6600/kohlchildrensmuseum.org)

   Loyola University Museum of Art presents Eric Gill: Iconographer; De Humanum: The Collages of Balint Zsako through May 1. (820 N. Michigan Ave./ 312-915-6394/luc.edu/luma)

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

Museum of Contemporary Art presents Urban China: Informal Cities through Apr. 3; Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character through May 29. (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago/ 312-280-2660/mcachicago.org)

   Museum of Contemporary Photography presents Kahn & Selesnick through April 3. (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/ mocp.org)

  Museum of Science and Industry features Member OmniMax Film Festival through Feb. 26. (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 Mar. 13. (2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago/ 773-755-5100/chias.org)

   Smart Museum of Art presents The Tragic Muse: Art & Emotion 1700-1900, Feb. 10 through June 5. (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)


   American Theater Company (ATC) presents Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal through Mar. 6. (1909 W. Byron, Chicago/773-409-4125/atc web.org)

   Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents The State Ballet of Russia: Swan Lake and The Joffrey Ballet: The Merry Widow in Feb. (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 through Mar. 6. (1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago/312-633-0630/chicagodramatists.org)

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

  Chicago Theatre presents Anita Baker; David Garrett; Gipsy Kings in  Feb. (175 N. State Street/312-902-1500/thechicagotheatre.com)

  Court Theatre presents Virginia  Woolf’s Orland Mar. 10-April 10. (5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago/ 773-753-4472/courttheatre.org)

   Drury Lane Theatre presents Spamalot through Mar. 6. (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook/630-530-0111/drurylane oakbrook.com)

   Goodman Theatre presents Mary by Thomas Bradshaw. Starts Feb. 5. (170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago/312-443-3800/goodmantheatre.org)

   Harris Theater presents Chicago Chamber Musicians, Feb. 14. (205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago/ 312-334-7777/harristheaterchicago.org)

   LookingGlass Theatre presents Ethan Frome, Feb. 23 – April 17. (821 N. Michigan Ave./312-337-0665/lookingglasstheatre.org)

   Northlight Theatre presents Sense and Sensibility, Mar. 10 – April 17. (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie/ 847-673-6300/ northlight.org)

   Porchlight Music Theatre presents Meet John Doe, Mar. 4 – April 17. (1225 W. Belmont, Chicago/773-327-5252/porchlighttheatre.com)

   A Red Orchid Theatre presents The New Electric Ballroom through Mar. 6. (1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago/312-943-8722/ared orchidtheatre.org)

   Victory Gardens Theater presents The Boys Room through Feb. 20. (2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago/773-871 -3000/victory gardens.org)

   Writers’ Theatre presents Do The Hustle tby Brett Neveu through Mar. 20. (325 Tudor Court, Glencoe/847-242-6000/


   Ann Nathan Gallery presents contemporary realism in all formats. (212 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-664-6622/annnathan gallery.com)

   Carl Hammer Gallery presents Eugene Von Bruenchenheim 1910-1983. (740 N. Wells St., Chicago/312-266-8512/ hammergallery.com)

  Catherine Edelman Gallery presents Lori Nix: The City through Feb. 26; Steve Schapiro, Mar. 4 – April 30. (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-266-2350/edelmangallery.com)

   Gallery KH presents Carolyn Cole, opens Mar. 4. (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-642-0202/ gallerykh.com)

   Jean Albano Gallery presents Zack Wirsum: Weakened Warriors: Outlines with Outlines through Feb. 27. (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-440-0770/ jeanalbanogallery.com)

  Ken Saunders Gallery, LTD presents Seeing Red through Feb. 26; Seattle Reigns, Eight Women Working in Seattle, Mar. 3 – April 4. (230 W. Superior St.,  Chicago/312-573-1400/ kensaundersgallery.com)

   Maya Polsky Gallery presents Gabriela Morawetz: Closer to Me Than Myself through April 14. (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-440-0055/mayapolskygallery.com)

   Perimeter Gallery presents Jan Strommen (Ceramics) through Mar. 12.(210 W. Superior, Chicago/312-266-9473/perimetergallery.com)

   Printworks Gallery presents work by Franz Schulze, starting Feb. 18. (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-664- 9407/

   Rhona Hoffman Gallery presents Anne Wilson: Rewinds; Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns for Chicago and Blob Painting through Feb. 18. (118 N. Peoria, Chicago, 312-455-1990. www.rhoffmangallery.com)

   Linda Warren Gallery presents Willie Kohler: Walking through Feb. 26. (1052 W. Fulton Market, Chicago/312-432-9500/linda warrengallery.com)

   Roy Boyd Gallery presents works by Chad Buck. (739 N. Wells Street, Chicago/312-642-1606/royboydgallery.com)

   Schneider Gallery presents New Works by John Dowell. Mar. 4–April 23. (230 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-988-4033/schneider gallery.com)

   Zg Gallery presents Bill Frederick, Concrete Island: New Paintings. (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-654-9900/zggallery.com)

  Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc. presents Richard Notkin: The Persistence of Folly. Through Feb 12. (325 W. Huron Street, Chicago/  312-944-1990/zollaliebermangallery.com)


   Irish American Heritage Center hosts St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Irish Dance Chicago, Mar. 11. St. Patrick’s Festival, Mar. 12. St. Patrick’s Day Party, Mar. 17. (4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, 773-282-7035/irishamerican.org)

   Morton Arboretum presents cross-country ski and snowshoe when snow is over 4 inches. (4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle/ 630-968-0074/ mortonarb.org)

Published: February 11, 2011
Issue: February 2011 Heart Health Issue