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June - July 2009 Arts and Events

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

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MUSEUMS
   
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600,
presents Cy Twombly: The Natural World, Selected Works 2000-2007 through Sept. 13. Beyond Golden Clouds: Japanese Screens from the Art Institute of Chicago and the St. Louis Art Museum runs June 26 through Sept. 27.
   
Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, 312-787-3997, presents
Richard Deacon’s Dead Leg through July 17.
   
Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave.,
312-922-3432, hosts Chicago Model City June 11 through Nov. 20.
   
Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe,
847-835-5440, presents Hot Summer Nights Music Series every Thursday night through Sept. 3.
   
Chicago Children’s Museum, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave.,
312-527-1000, features Block Party through Sept. 7.
   
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., 312-744-6630,
presents Articles of Faith: Photographs by Dave Jordano through June 28. Look at Me: Photographs from Mexico City by Jed Fielding runs through July 5.
   
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., 312-642-4600,
presents Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History
Museum through July 26.
   
DePaul University Museum, 2350 N. Kenmore, 773-325-7506,
presents Double Exposure: African Americans Before and Behind the
Camera through June 14. Building the Business of Architecture: The
Burnham Brothers and Chicago in the Golden Twenties runs July 9
through Sept. 16.
    
Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410, hosts Real
Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate
Ship through Oct. 25. Water runs June 16 through Sept. 20.
   
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520,
presents Fang Ling-An: The Whole World Celebrates Together through July 12. Artists Run Chicago continues
through July 5.
   
International Museum of Surgical Science, 1524 N. Lake Shore
Dr., 312-642-6502, presents What Grows?, a sculptural garden
installation, and Crania Mechanica, an exhibition of sculptures, both
through July 17.
     
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N.
Milwaukee Ave., 312-243-9088, features The Picture Tells the Story: The Drawings of Joseph E. Yoakum through
June 27.
   
Kohl Children’s Museum of Great Chicago, 2100 Patriot Blvd.,
Glenview, 847-832-6600, presents Color Play through Sept. 6.
   
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle, Evanston,
847-491-4000, hosts Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks through June 28. Place and Presence: Photography from the Collection runs July 9 through Aug. 30.
  
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660, presents Buckminster Fuller: Starting the Universe through June 21.Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson continues through Sept. 13. Elements of Photography runs June 13 through Oct. 4.
   
Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave.,
312-663-5554, features The Edge of Intent through July 5. MP3 II:
Curtis Mann, John Opera, Stacia Yeapanis runs July 17 through Sept. 13.
   
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr.,
773-684-1414, hosts Harry Potter: The Exhibition through Sept. 27.
   
Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-943-9090, presents its 25th
Annual Book Fair July 23-26.
   
Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood, 773-702-0200, presents Malleable Likeness and the Photographic Portrait through
Aug. 30.
   
Spertus Museum, 610 S. Michigan Ave., 312-322-1700, hosts
African American Art and The Julius Rosenwald Fund through July 5.

PERFORMANCE

Arie Crown Theater, Lakeside Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive,
presents the Father’s Day Funk Fest with George Clinton and
Parliament Funkadelic June 20.
   
Artistic Home, 3914 N. Clark, 866-811-4111, presents The Latent
Heterosexual through July 12.
   
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress,
312-902-1500, presents Nederlands Dans Theater June 16-17. The summer cabaret series starts June 27 with a performance by Joan Curto and Beckie Menzie.
   
Chicago DCA Theater, 66 E. Randolph, 312-742-8497, presents
Strauss at Midnight June 11 through July 19.
   
Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago, 312-633-0630, presents Hope VI through July 12.
   
Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents Rhythm World July 27
through Aug. 9 at various locations across Chicago. Call 773-281-1825 or visit chicagotap.org for more information.
   
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand,
312-595-5600, presents Disney’s Aladdin July 1 through Aug. 30.
Second City’s Rod Blagojevich Superstar continues through June 14.
   
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., 312-294-3000,
presents the Dvorak Festival through June 20.
   
Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, hosts The Levon Helm Band. Call
312-902-1500.
   
Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis, 773-753-4472, presents The Piano
Lesson through June 7.
   
Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook, 630-530-0111, presents Pump Boys and Dinettes through Aug. 2.
   
Eclipse Theatre presents A Song for Coretta through June 28 at
the Greenhouse Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-404-7336.
   
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and the Chicago Department of
Cultural Affairs present Jazz Dance Chicago July 22-25 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777.
   
Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800, hosts The Crowd You’re in With through June 21.
   
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph,
312-334-7777, presents MA Dances to MJ June 14.
   
Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood, 773-761-4477, features
Busman’s Honeymoon through June 21.
   
Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan, 312-337-0665,
presents The Arabian Nights, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman, through July 12.
   
Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-673-6300,
presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore through June 7.
   
Porchlight Music Theatre, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252,
presents Once on This Island through June 28.
   
Profiles Theatre, 4147 N. Broadway, 773-549-1815, presents
Graceland through June 28.
   
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, 773-338-2177, presents Hedda
Gabler through June 27.
   
Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln, 773-871-3000, presents
Love Person through June 14. Blackbird runs July 3 through Aug. 9.
   
Writers’ Theatre, 325 Tudor Ct., Glencoe, 847-242-6000,
presents A Minister’s Wife through July 19.

GALLERIES

Addington Gallery, 704 N. Wells, 312-664-3406, features Robin
Denevan: New Encaustic Paintings through Aug. 30.
   
Ann Nathan Gallery, 212 W. Superior, 312-664-6622, hosts a group show with work by Deborah Ebbers, Christina Haglid and Amy Lowry through July.
   
Black Walnut Gallery, 220 N. Aberdeen, 312-286-2307, presents
The Pan Within, a solo show of sculpture and furniture by Robert
Wayner, through July 15.
   
Bryon Roche Gallery, 750 N. Franklin, 312-654-0144, presents new paintings by Leopold Segedin through July 8.
   
Catherine Edelman Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-266-2350,
presents Jay Fielding: 30 Years on the Street through July 3.
   
David Weinberg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-529-5090, presents
Golden Ratio through July 11.
   
Galleries Maurice Sternberg, 875 N. Michigan, 312-642-1700,
presents Adnan Charara’s Thinking of You through June 30.
   
Gallery KH, 311 W. Superior, 312-642-0202, presents a still life
group show through July 10.
   
Habatat Galleries, 222 W. Superior, 312-440-0288, features a
group show including Martin Blank’s glass sculpture through July 4.
   
Jean Albano Gallery, 215 W. Superior, 312-440-0770, features
works by Gladys Nilsson through July 3.

Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Ave., 312-915-6394, presents Rodin: In His Own Words—Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation June 13 through Aug. 16. Paris-Chicago: The Photography of Jean-Christophe Ballot runs June 13 through Aug. 16.

Judy A Saslow Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-943-0530, presents new works by Matt Lamb through July 7.
   
Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery, 1044 W. Fulton Market,
312-492-8828, presents The (Un)Real City, a group show, and work by S.J. Hart through June 12.
   
Linda Warren Gallery, 1052 W. Fulton Market, 312-432-9500,
features work by Alex O’Neal and Sandra Perlow June 26 through Aug. 15.
   
Marx Saunders Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-573-1400, presents
Lino Tagliapietra through Aug. 1.
   
Melanee Cooper Gallery, 740 N. Franklin, 312-202-9305, features
a group exhibition through July.
   
Packer Schopf Gallery, 942 W. Lake, 312-226-8984, features Mitch O’Connell’s Divorce and Steve Seeley’s Goodbye Creatures through June 20.
   
Perimeter Gallery, 210 W. Superior, 312-266-9473, presents work
by William Keland through July 3.
  
Printworks Gallery, 311 W. Superior, 312-664-9407, features work
by Eleanor Spiess-Ferris through July 11.
   
Roy Boyd Gallery, 739 N. Wells, 312-642-1606, features Richard
Gibbons: New Abstract Paintings through July 7.
   
Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, 312-988-4033, features work
by Lalla A. Essaydi through June. 20. A Glance at Photography: New Artists runs June 26 through Aug. 22.
   
Thomas Masters Gallery, 245 W. North, 312-440-2322, presents
work by Susan Hall through June 12.

Walsh Gallery, 118 N. Peoria, 312-829-3312, shows Miao Xiaochun: Microcosm through Sept. 1.
   
Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior, 312-654-9900, presents new
paintings by Steve Hough through July 4. Anna Jóelsdóttir’s
Pulling Through runs July 10 through Aug. 15.

SPECIAL EVENTS
   
Chicago Blues Festival runs June 12-14 in Grant Park.
   
Chicago  Outdoor Film Festival takes place every Tuesday at dusk
July 14 through Aug. 25.
   
Old Town Art Fair takes place June 13-14 at the Old Town
Triangle Historic District.
   
Randolph Street Market Festival, at the 1350 block of W.
Randolph Street, between Ada and Ogden, runs June 27-28, July 25-26, Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 26-27. Visit randolphstreetmarket.com
   
Spex, 1130 W. Madison, will be exhibiting the work of Heather
Gentile at their grand opening party on June 12, from 5 to 8.
Call 312-226-7200 for details.

Published: June 07, 2009
Issue: Summer 2009 Urban Living