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April 2012 - May 2012 Art, Culture, and Events

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

By CHICAGO LIFE MAGAZINE
MUSEUMS

Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-443-3600/ artic.edu) presents Fabric of a New Nation through May 13.
 
Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe/ 847-835-5440/chicago botanic.org) presents 24 spectacular gardens on 385 acres. Antiques and Garden Fair April 20-22; Nature in View May 5-July 8.

Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St., Chicago/312-744-6630/explore chicago.org) presents free music, dance and theater, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. Matthew Woodward: View from the Birth Day through July 15; Shawn Major: On a Darkling Plain through July 15.
 
Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark, Chicago/312-642-4600/ chicagohs.org) presents Magic, opening Summer 2012.
 
DePaul Art Museum (935 W. Fullerton, http://museums.depaul.edu/artwebsite/) The DePaul Art Museum’s new $7.8 million home presents Studio Malick through June 3.
 
Field Museum (1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago/ 312-922-9410/fieldmuseum.org) presents Science on the Half Shell through Aug. 19.
 
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago/ 773-324-5520/hydeparkart. com) presents The Hairy Blob, April 22-July 29.
 
Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center  (9603 Woods Drive, Skokie/ 847-967-4800/ilholocaustmuseum.org) presents Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War through June 17.
 
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 Heaven + Hell, in collaboration with the Loyola University Museum of Art through June 30.
 
Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago (2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview/ 847-832-6600/kohlchildrensmuseum.org) presents Sonic Sensation through May 10; Chagall for Children opens Summer 2012.
 
Loyola University Museum of Art (820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-915-6394/luc. edu/luma) presents Heaven+ Hell through June 30.
 
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston/847-491-4000/blockmuseum. northwestern.edu) presents Art on Paper: Prints, Drawings and Photographs from the Block Museum, May 11-Aug. 26.
 
Morton Arboretum (4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle/ 630-968-0074/mortonarb.org) presents Tree House Tales opening June 15.
 
Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago/ 312-280-2660/mca chicago.org) presents Rashid Johnson: Message to our Folks through Aug. 15.
 
Museum of Contemporary Photography (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/ mocp.org) presents Survival Techniques: Narratives of Residence through July 1.
 
Museum of Science and Industry (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/ 312-663-5554/msi chicago.org) presents Mythbusters: the Explosive Exhibition through Sept. 3.
 
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W. 19th St., Chicago/312-738-1503/nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org) El alma del Fiesta through Aug. 19.
 
Noyes Cultural Art Center Gallery (927 Noyes Street, Evanston/847-448-8620) presents art exhibits curated by Chie Curley and Barbara Goldsmith.
 
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago/ 773-755-5100/ chias.org) presents The Lost Panoramas: When Chicago Changed its River and the Land Beyond, through April 29.
 
Smart Museum of Art (5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago/ 773-702-0200/smartmuseum. com) presents Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art through June 10.
 
Spertus Museum (610 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago/312-322-1700/spertus.edu/ museum) presents Uncovered & Rediscovered: Stories of Jewish Chicago through Dec.

THEATRE

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 Joffrey Ballet, April 25-May 6.
 
Black Ensemble Theater (4450 N. Clark St., Chicago/773-769-4451/blackensembletheater.org) presents One Name Only, July 29-Sept. 16.
 
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) presents a selection of plays in the Chicago Theater District.
 
Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago/312-633-0630/chicagodramatists. org) presents I Am Going to Change the World, June 3-July 1.
 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier (800 E. Grand Ave., Chicago/312-595-5600/ chicagoshakes.com) presents Being Shakespeare, April 18-29.
 
Chicago Theatre (175 N. State Street/ 312-902-1500/thechicagotheatre.com) presents Steve Winwood, May 15.
 
Court Theatre (5535 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago/ 773-753-4472/courttheatre.org) presents Angels in Ameria: Millenium Approaches and Prestroika through June 3.
 
Drury Lane Theatre 630-530-0111/ 100  Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, Oak Brook/ drurylaneoakbrook.com) presents The 39 Steps, July 5-Aug. 26.
 
Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn St., Chicago/312-443-3800/goodmantheatre.org) presents The Iceman Cometh, April 21-June 10.
 
Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St., Chicago/ 312-334-7777/harristheaterchicago. org) presents Paris Opera Ballet, June 26-July 1.
 
Lookingglass Theatre (821 N. Michigan, lookingglasstheatre.org/312-337-0665) presents Rick Bayless in Cascabel through April 22.
 
Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire/847-634-0200/ marriottheatre.com) presents The Pirates of Penzance through June 10.
 
Northlight Theatre (9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie/ 847-673-6300/ northlight.org) presents [title of show], May 4-June 10.
 
Porchlight Music Theatre (2814 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago/773-325-9884/porchlighttheatre. com) presents tick, tick...BOOM!, April 27-June 10.
 
Profiles Theatre (4147 N. Broadway, Chicago/ 773-549-1815/profilestheatre.org) presents Bachelorette through April 29.
 
Raven Theatre Company (6157 N. Clark St, Chicago/773-338-2177/raven theatre. com) presents Bang the Drum Slowly, May 15-June 30.
 
A Red Orchid Theatre (1531 N. Wells, Chicago/ 312-943-8722/aredorchid theatre.org) presents The Butcher of Barraboo through May 20.
 
Red Tape Theatre (621 W. Belmont, Chicago/847-738-6919/redtapetheatre.org) presents Elephant’s Graveyard, May 10-June 16.
 
Royal George Theatre (1641 North Halsted, Chicago/312-988-9000/royalgeorgetheatre. com) presents Motherhood the Musical.
 
Steppenwolf Theatre Company (1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago/312-335-1650/steppenwolf. org) presents The March through June 10.
 
TimeLine Theatre (615 W. Wellington, Chicago/773-281-8463/timelinetheatre.com) presents My Kind of Town, May 1-July 29.
 
Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago/773-871-3000/victorygardens.org) presents Oedipus del Rey, June 29-July 29.
 
Writers’ Theatre (325 Tudor Court, Glencoe  /847-242-6000/writerstheatre.org) presents The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, May 22-July 29.

GALLERIES

Ann Nathan Gallery (212 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-664-6622/annnathan gallery.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.
 
Catherine Edelman Gallery (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-266-2350/edelman gallery. com) presents Daniel Beltra, Spill, through April 28; Shelby Lee Adams May 4-June 30.
 
Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago/312-491-0917/secristgallery. com) presents Liliana Porter through May 26.
 
Douglas Dawson Gallery (400 N. Morgan, Chicago/312-226-7975/douglasdawson.com) Animal Instinct: Animals in Ethnographica, April 20 - May 19, 2012, Opening Friday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
 
Echt Gallery (222 W. Superior, Chicago /312- 440-0268/echtgallery.com) features East & West, May 4-June 22.
 
Hinge Gallery (1955 W. Chicago/ Chicago/ 312-291-9313/hingegallery.com) presents Is It What? through May 5.
 
Perimeter Gallery (210 W. Superior, Chicago/ 312-266-9473/perimetergallery. com) presents Neil Goodman, April 20- May 20.
 
Maya Polsky Gallery (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-440-0055/mayapolsky gallery.com) presents contemporary fine art.
 
Gallery KH (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago /312-642-0202/gallerykh.com) presents Rick Stevens: Shaping the Unknown  through May 1.
 
Jean Albano Gallery (215 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-440-0770/jeanalbano gallery.com) presents Margaret Wharton, April 20-June 2.
 
Judy A. Saslow Gallery (300 W. Superior, Chicago/312-943-0530/jsaslowgallery.com) presents Daniel Fitzpatrick, Lauren Wild, Songbird Bost, through May 26.
 
Ken Saunders Gallery, Ltd (230 W. Superior St., Chicago/312-573-1400/ kensaunders gallery. com) presents Dante Marioni, May 4 -June 16.
 
Linda Warren Gallery (1052 W. Fulton Market, Chicago/312-432-9500/lindawarren gallery. com) presents Tom Torluemke: RingAround the Rose; Jeriah Hildwine: Living Dead Girls.
 
Printworks Gallery (311 W. Superior Street, Chicago/312-664-9407/printworks chicago. com) presents Norbert Freese, April 27- May 26.
 
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (5811 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago/  773-702-8670/renaissancesociety.org) presents Dawoud Bey, May 13-June 24.
 
Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N. Peoria, Chicago, 312-455-1990/rhoffmangallery. com) presents Carmen McLeod through May 10.
 
Roy Boyd Gallery (739 N. Wells, Chicago/ 312-642-1606/royboydgallery.com) presents Daniel Bodner through May 29.
 
Russell Bowman Art Advisory (311 W. Superior, Chicago/312-751-9500/bowmanart. com) presents Image/Abstraction Object, April 27-June 30.
 
Schneider Gallery (230 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-988-4033/schneidergallery.com) presents Xavier, Valerie Oliveiro and Paul Stacey, through April 28.
 
Zg Gallery (300 W. Superior Street, Chicago/ 312-654-9900/zggallery.com) presents Trine Bumiller through April 14.
 
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc. (325 W. Huron Street, Chicago/ 312-944-1990/zolla liebermangallery.com) presents Maria Tomasula-Singularities through May 5.

SPECIAL EVENTS

 Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, Sheridan Chicago Hotel & Towers (239-732-6642/AntiqueJewelryChicago.com) April 20- April 22.
 Congregation Solel, Highland Park, 847-433-3555, “In Pursuit of the Longevity Dividend: Living Longer and Better,” by S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., 1:30 Sunday, April 29. 


Published: April 14, 2012
Issue: Spring 2012 Issue