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Summer 2007 Events Calendar


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


The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600, presents the work of Jeff Wall June 29 through Sept. 23.

The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents paintings by Per Kirkeby through July 26.

Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-3432, features 25 Stories for 25 Years through Aug.25.

Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440, presents In Search of Paradise: Great Gardens of the World through Oct. 21.

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630, presents LEE Mingwei: Impermanence through July 1. German Herrera: A Book of Mirrors continues through July 21. Stitched Together--Early American Samplers runs through July 28.

Chicago History Museum
, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600, presents Art Shay, a retrospective of the photojournalist's work, through Sept. 23. Colonia to Community: The Southeast Side runs through July 23.

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries through Sept. 3.

Garfield Park Conservatory,
300 N. Central Park Ave., features Niki in the Garden, more than 30 monumental, outdoor sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle, through Oct. 31. For more information, call 877-244-2246.

Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, presents Stacza Lipinski: Hang Up through Aug. 12. Speaker Project runs through July 8.

International Museum of Surgical Science
, 1524 N. Lakeshore Dr., 312-642-6502, presents Beyond Broken Bones: The Story of Orthopedics and Prosthetics.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features "Don't Fence Me In": The Art of Daniel Watson through June 23.

Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and The Jewish People through Aug. 11. David Lee Csicsko: Sacred Visions in Art and Design runs June 16 through Aug. 26.

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art,
40 Arts Circle, Evanston, 847-491-4000, hosts Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation through June 17. The Exquisite Snake runs July 6 through Aug. 27.

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 2600 Central Park Ave., Evanston, 847-475-1030, presents Miigwetch 2: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition of gifts made to the museum over the last five years, through July 29.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007 through July 29. Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City runs June 23 through Sept. 2.

Museum of Contemporary Photography
, 600 S. Michigan Ave., 312-663-5554, exhibits Relative Closeness: Portraits of Family and Friends June 15 through Aug. 4.

Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414, hosts "CSI:" Experience through Sept. 3. Canstruction, featuring giant sculptures made entirely out of canned foods, continues through June 24. City of the Future: A Design and Engineering Challenge runs June 8 through Oct. 7.

National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., 312-738-1503, presents De la Tierra y Los Cielos: Contemporary Icons, Works by Javier Chavira through July 8.

Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents the 23rd Annual Newberry Library Book Fair July 26-29.

Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., 773-755-5100, presents Robots and Us through Sept. 9.

Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Exported Visions: Early Twentieth-Century Woodblock Prints through June 10. Majestic Nature/Golden History: German Romantic Art from the Crawford Collection and the Smart Museum of Art continues through Oct. 21. Living Modern: German and Austrian Art and Design, 1890-1933 runs June 7 through Sept. 16.


Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.,312-902-1500, presents True Colors, featuring performances by Cyndi Lauper, Erasure and The Cliks, June 12.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-5600, presents Troilus and Cressida, a story of star-crossed lovers rooted in the Trojan War, through June 24.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000, presents Bela Fleck and the Flecktones June 28.

Cirque Shanghai
, a troupe of Chinese Acrobats, returns to Navy Pier June 6 through Sept. 3. Call 312-902-1500 for tickets.

Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre
, 100 Drury Lane, Oak Brook, 630-530-0111, presents It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman! June 7 through July 29.

Goodman Theatre,
170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, features Mirror of the Invisible World June 23 through July 29. In the Continuum runs through June 24.

Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, presents Crossing California through June 24.

Lookingglass Theatre Company
, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665, presents the return of Lookingglass Alice, running June 20 through Aug. 12.

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, 847-577-2121, presents Don't Dress for Dinner through June 23.

Northlight Theatre
, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300, presents Fire on the Mountain through June 17.

Rosemont Theatre
, 5400 N. River Rd., presents Alejandro Sanz En Concierto July 8. Call 312-559-1212 for tickets.

Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, 312-988-9000, hosts Hats!, starring Melissa Manchester, through June 10. Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit runs through July 1.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1650 N. Halsted, 312-335-1650, presents The Diary of Anne Frank through June 10. 500 Clown Frankenstein runs June 14 through July 29 in the Upstairs Theatre.

Strawdog Theatre Company
, 3829 N. Broadway, 773-528-9889, hosts Strawdog Radio Theatre 7 through June 24.

Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-871-3000, presents My Children, My Africa through June 10. I Sailed with Magellan runs June 8 through July 15.

Writers' Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000, features Othello through July 15. The Puppetmaster of Lodz continues through July 8 at 664 Vernon Ave.


Aldo Castillo Gallery, 675 N. Franklin, 312-327-2563, presents Nuevo Arte: Coleccion Tequila Don Julio through May 26.

Andrew Bae Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-335-8601, presents work by Myung Keun Koh July 13 through Aug. 11.

Ann Nathan Gallery
, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, features new draawings by Mary Borgman and Juan Perdiguero June 15 through August.

Byron Roche Gallery
, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents Sandra Dawson: New Paintings through July 11. A group show of gallery artists runs July 13-28.

Carl Hammer Gallery, 740 N. Wells, 312-266-8512, presents Don Colley's Coulrocacophony through July 7. Fresh Takes on Familiar Faces runs July 13 through Sept. 1.

Catherine Edelman Gallery
, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350, features The Chicago Project: Selections from our Online Gallery June 8 through July 7. A. Leo Nash's Burning Man runs July 13 through Aug. 31.

Donald Young Gallery, 933 W. Washington, 312-455-0100, presents work by Andrew Lord through the second week in June.

Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery
, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, presents Re:Incarnation through July 6. Margaret Lazzari's work is on display July 13 through Aug. 25.

Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features work by Rob Snyder July 13 through Aug. 25.

Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features Gladys Nilsson: Retrospective through June 30. Drawings by LeRoy Neiman run July 13 through Aug. 28.

Judy A Saslow Gallery
, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents Outside In, featuring the work of Clyde Angel, Dewey Blocksma and Lori Field through Sept. 1.

Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery
, 1044 W. Fulton Market, 312-492-8828, presents Notions of Wilderness through July 28.

KN Gallery, 875 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2515, 312-640-5550, presents Hans Hofmann: Exuberant Eye through June 30.

Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500, features Jennifer Presant's Pro-ject through June 30. Emmett Kerrigan's Spin Off runs July 6 through Aug. 11.

Marx-Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, hosts Stephen Powell's Teasers, Whackos, Screamers: A Retrospective through June 23.

Maya Polsky Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0055, features new works by Pancho Quilici through June 30.

Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Karen Savage: The Seven Sacraments, New Photograms through July 7. Also running through the same date is Bebe Krimmer: New Paintings/Collage Works. David Buckingham: New Metal Works, Don Cameron: Visual Rhetoric and the Aesthetics of Suffering and David Roth: Formal Inference run July 13 through Aug. 18.

Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents the 25th Anniversary Show through July 7. Work by Greg Murr is on display July 13 through Aug. 31.

Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work by James Mesple through June 30. A group show called Flights of Fancy runs July 6 through Aug. 18.

Richard Gray Gallery, 875 N. Michigan, 312- 642-8877, presents Masterworks through June 9.

Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features work by William Steiger through July 10. John Fraser runs July 13 through Sept. 4.

Russell Bowman Art Advisory
, 311 W. Superior, 312-751-9500, presents Lucas Samaras: Objects, Pastels, Photo-transformations, Photofictions through June 9.

Schneider Gallery
, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features Commute: Trucks through June 30.

Thomas Masters Gallery
, 245 W. North, 312-440-2322, presents the documentary "Agora" June 22 through Aug. 31.

Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, presents Suzy Poling: Wonderland of Decay, New Photographs through July 7.

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 325 W. Huron, 312-944-1990, presents work by David Lozano and Julie Farstad's Prairiesummerheartbreak through July 3. Stories to Be Looked At, Pictures to Be Read: Grand Valley State University Faculty Exhibit runs July 13 through Aug. 18.


24th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free blues festival in the world, takes place June 7-10.

The Chicago Antique Market
takes place June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Oct. 27 on W. Randolph St. chicagoantiquemarket.com.

Taste of Chicago runs June 29 through July 8 in Grant Park.

Chicago Outdoor Film Festival runs Tuesday nights July 17 through Aug. 28 in Grant Park.

Large-scale sculptures by Mark di Suvero continue through next year in Millennium Park.

The Old Town Art Fair will be held June 9 -10 from 10 a.m. -6 p.m. Call 312-337-1938.

Published: May 28, 2007
Issue: Summer 2007 Urban Living