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August 2012 - September 2012 Chicago Art, Culture, and Events

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


Adler Planetarium (1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago/312-922-7827/adlerplanetarium.org) presents Space Shows and 3D Sun through Dec.
Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-443-3600/artic.edu) presents Contemporary Japanese Art through Oct. 28.
Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe/ 847-835-5440/chicago botanic.org) presents 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres.
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., Chicago/312-744-6630/explore chicago.org) presents free exhibitions and events.
Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark, Chicago/312-642-4600/ chicagohs.org) presents Magic through Sept. 3.
DePaul Art Museum (935 W. Fullerton, museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite/) presents Afterimage Sept. 13-Nov. 18.

Driehaus Museum (40 East Erie/312-482-8933/driehausmuseum.org) presents Help Wanted: The Summer Servants Tour, Mon., Wed. and Fri. though Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for sale online.
Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago/ 312-922-9410/fieldmuseum.org) presents Extreme Animals through Jan. 6.
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago/ 773-324-5520/hydeparkart. com) presents Ground Floor through Nov. 11.
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (9603 Woods Drive, Skokie/ 847-967-4800/ilholocaustmuseum.org) presents Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America through Jan. 6.
International Museum of Surgical Science (1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago/ 312-642-6502/imss.org) presents Surgicogenomics: Genes and Stem Cells in Surgery.
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago/ 312-243-9088/ art.org) presents Ex-Static: George Kagan’s Radios through Jan. 5.
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago (2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview/ 847-832-6600/kohlchildrensmuseum.org) presents Chagall for Children through Sept. 2.
Loyola University Museum of Art (820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-915-6394/luc. edu/luma) presents Sacred Geometry & Secular Science through Oct. 28.
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston/847-491-4000/blockmuseum. northwestern.edu) presents DeNatured German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenburger, Selections from the James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach Collection Sept. 21-Dec. 9.
Mitchell Museum (3001 Central St., Evanston/847-475-1030/mitchellmuseum. org) presents Changing Views of American Indian Fine Art through Jan. 6.
Morton Arboretum (4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle/ 630-968-0074/mortonarb.org) Outdoor tree museum of 1700 acres including specialty gardens, 16 miles of trails and 9 miles of roads. Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat opens Sept. 9.
Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago/ 312-280-2660/mca chicago.org) presents Phantom Limb Approaches to Painting through Oct. 21.
Museum of Contemporary Photography (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/ mocp.org) presents Peripheral Views: States of America through Sept. 30.
Museum of Science and Industry (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/ msi chicago.org) presents Smart Home: Green + Wired through Jan. 6.
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St., Chicago/312-738-1503/nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org) presents Keepers through Oct. 6.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago/ 773-755-5100/ chias.org) presents Bike! The Green Revolution through Sept. 9.
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago/  773-702-8670/renaissancesociety.org) presents Danh Vo Sept. 23-Dec. 16.
Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago/ 773-702-0200/smartmuseum. com) presents From the Land of the Morning Calm: Traditions of Korean Art through Sept. 9.
Spertus Museum (610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/312-322-1700/spertus.edu/ museum) presents Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago through Dec.


Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago/773-935-6100/apollochicago.com) presents the Million Dollar Quartet through Sept. 2.
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University ( 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago/ 800-982-ARTS/auditorium theatre.com) presents On Stage With…Susan Werner, Sept. 15.
Briar Street Theater (3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago/ 773-348-4000/blueman. com) presents a new and updated Blue Man Group showcasing technogeek ingenuity.
Broadway in Chicago (312-977-1717/ broadwayinchicago.com) is a touring company that presents popular Broadway musicals and plays.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier (800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago/ 312-595-5600/ chicagoshakes.com) presents National Theatre of Scotland’s The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Sept. 26-Oct. 14.
Chicago Theatre (175 N. State Street/ 312-902-1500/thechicagotheatre.com) presents Blondie and Devo Sept. 26; Radiolab Live: In the Dark, Sept. 28.
Court Theatre (5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago/ 773-753-4472/courttheatre.org) presents Jitney, Sept. 6-Oct. 14.
Drury Lane Theatre 630-530-0111/ 100  Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook/ drurylaneoakbrook.com) presents Xanadu, Sept. 6-Oct. 28.
Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago/312-443-3800/goodmantheatre. org) presents Sweet Bird of Youth, Sept. 15-Oct. 28.
Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St., Chicago/ 312-334-7777/harristheaterchicago. org) presents The Magic Flute, Chicago Opera Theater, Sept. 15, 19, 21, 23.
Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire/847-634-0200/ marriottheatre. com) presents Dreamgirls, Aug. 22-Oct. 28.
Northlight Theatre (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie/ 847-673-6300/ northlight.org) presents Woody Sez—The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, Sept. 16-Oct. 23.
The Paramount Theatre (23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora/630-896-6666/paramountaurora. com) presents Grease, Sept. 12-30.
Raven Theatre Company (6157 N. Clark  St, Chicago/773-338-2177/raventheatre. com) presents The Big Knife Sept. 17-Nov. 11.
Royal George Theatre (1641 North Halsted, Chicago/312-988-9000/royalgeorgetheatre. com) presents Late Night Catechism.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago/312-335-1650/steppenwolf. org) presents Good People, Sept. 13-Nov. 11.
TimeLine Theatre (615 W. Wellington, Chicago/773-281-8463/timelinetheatre. com) presents 33 Variations, Aug. 24-Oct.  21.
Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago/773-871-3000/victorygardens.org) presents Equivocations Sept. 14-Oct. 14.


Ann Nathan Gallery (212 W. Superior St., Chicago/312-664-6622/annnathangallery. com) presents figurative art and realism.
The Arts Club of Chicago (201 E. Ontario, Chicago/312-787-3997/artsclubchicago. com) Founded in 1916, the Arts Club exhibits international contemporary art.
Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago/312-491-0917/secristgallery. com) presents Anne Lindberg, Sept. 7-
Oct. 13.
Catherin Edelman Gallery (300 W. Superior, Chicago/edelmangallery.com) presents photography by Terry Evans, Sept.7 to Oct.27.
Douglas Dawson Gallery (400 N. Morgan, Chicago/312-226-7975/douglasdawson.com) specializes in ancient and historic art from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Echt Gallery (222 W. Superior, Chicago /312- 440-0268/echtgallery.com) specializes in glass art.
Hinge Gallery (1955 W. Chicago/ Chicago/ 312-291-9313/hingegallery.com) presents an Anniversary Exhibition through Sept. 8.
Gallery KH (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago /312-642-0202/gallerykh.com) presents Carolyn Cole, New Colorful Abstracts, opens in Sept.
Jean Albano Gallery (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-440-0770/jeanalbano gallery.com) specializes in contemporary American painting, sculpture and mixed media artists.
Judy A. Saslow Gallery (300 W. Superior, Chicago/312-943-0530/jsaslowgallery.com) features European self-taught and outsider artists.
Ken Saunders Gallery, Ltd (230 W. Superior St., Chicago/312-573-1400/ kensaunders gallery. com) features innovative glass artists from around the world.
Linda Warren Gallery (1052 W. Fulton Market, Chicago/312-432-9500/lindawarren gallery. com) presents Brenda More, Sept. 7-Oct. 20.
Maya Polsky Gallery (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-440-0055/mayapolsky gallery.com) presents Andy Paczos.
Perimeter Gallery (210 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-266-9473/perimetergallery. com) presents Robert Kushner; Shoichi Ida, Sept. 7-Oct. 6.
Printworks Gallery (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-664-9407/printworks chicago. com) presents Robert Schultz, Sept. 7-Oct. 13.
Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N. Peoria, Chicago, 312-455-1990/rhoffmangallery. com) specializes in international contemporary art in all medias.
Roy Boyd Gallery (739 N. Wells, Chicago/ 312-642-1606/royboydgallery.com) presents Marco Casentini, New Paintings; Soviet Photos prior to 1991, through Sept. 1.
Russell Bowman Art Advisory (311 W. Superior, Chicago/312-751-9500/bowmanart. com) specializes in modern, contemporary and self-taught art.
Schneider Gallery (230 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-988-4033/schneidergallery. com) presents a summer group show through Sept. 1.
Zg Gallery (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-654-9900/zggallery. com) presents Zg Gallery 10th Anniversary Group Show through Aug. 31.
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc. (325 W. Huron Street, Chicago/ 312-944-1990/zolla liebermangallery.com) presents Dan Mills; Wilder Buck; Glenn Wexler, through Aug. 29.


Chicago Jazz Festival (various locations/jazzinchicago.org) Listen to some of the top names in jazz. Aug.30-Sept. 2.

Published: September 06, 2012
Issue: Fall 2012 Issue