OPENING THIS WEEKEND! (4/29-5/1) The Art Chicago + NEXT Gallery Crawl Event

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As you all (I assume) know, this weekend is ARTROPOLIS: Art Chicago/NEXT/Merchandise Mart Antique Fair. As always, this has prompted a slew of exhibition openings, and gallery open houses, to coincide with this annual GIANT FREAKING ART-STRAVAGANZA. Below, you will find a list of all (or as near to all as I can gather) the shows opening or open this weekend.

Saturday night is an especially useful opportunity for those of you who haven't been out for a while and would like to catch up on the works in River North and West Loop, since there is a free shuttle from the Mart to both neighborhoods. Most River North galleries will be open from 5-8pm, and most West Loop galleries will be open from 6-9pm. 
In addition to my listing, you can find useful information on the diverse event offerings this weekend at the following sites:
And now, for the list. Be prepared...
FRIDAY -
BUCKTOWN
Firecat Projects - 2124 N. Damen Ave. Joe Amrhein. Reception 7-9pm. 
HYDE PARK - 
DOVA Temporary - 5228 S Harper Ave. Take Back The Night, work by Emily Jones. Reception 6-9pm.
LAKEVIEW
Chicago Photography Center - 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. Never Forgotten, work by Claude Andreini. Reception 7-9pm. 
LINCOLN PARK - 
Apollo Theatre - 2540 N. Lincoln Ave. QuARTet, work by Don Elmi, Walter Fydryck, Rick "Fish" Janes, Jon Langford, and George Lindmark. Reception 5-7pm. 
LOOP - 
Chicago Cultural Center - 78 E. Washington St. Movie Mojo: Hand-Painted Posters From Ghana. Reception 5:30-7:30pm. 
School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries - 33 S. State St. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Reception 8-10pm. 
PILSEN - 
Per Populus Gallery - 626 W. 18th St. Man in the Mask, work by Chris Tobar Rodriguez. Reception 6-10pm. 
RIVER NORTH - 
Club Nutz - 418 N Clark St, 2. Nail Salon, work by Yoon Jae Barng, Claire Berenblum, Paul Dressen, Travis Fish, Bess Mcneill, Dhehee Lee, Nicole Mazza, Sunhwa PArk, Yangbin Park, Daniel Rizzo-Orr, Laura Rodriguez, Minji Sohn, Kevin Stuart and Brian Wadford. Reception 7pm-midnight.
David Weinberg Photography - 300 W. Superior St., #203, Mr. Wild's Garden, work by David Weinberg. Reception 5-9pm. 
Merchandise Mart - 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza. Art Chicago, NEXT Fair, and Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair. Open 4/29-5/2.
Schneider Gallery - 230 W. Superior St. Cornelia Hediger and Adad Hannah. Reception 5-7:30pm. 
RIVER WEST - 
Arc Gallery - 832 W. Superior St., #204. Beds and Beyond: Intimate Spaces, work by Nancy Fritz. Reception 6-9pm.
SOUTH LOOP - 
Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College - 1104 S. Wabash. MFA Thesis Exhibition. Reception 5-7pm. 
Museum of Contemporary Photography - 600 S. Michigan Ave. Public Works. 4/28-7/17.
WEST LOOP - 
Gallery 400 - 400 S. Peoria St. UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition #4. Reception 5-8pm. 
SATURDAY - 
LOOP - 
Art Institute of Chicago - 111 S. Michigan Ave. Altered and Adorned. 4/30-7/10.
NOBLE SQUARE - 
Happy Collaborationists' Exhibition Space - 1254 N Noble St. Reentry Issues: Seashells and Superstition, work by Myranda Gillies and Elspeth Vance. Reception 6-10pm. 
PILSEN - 
Slow - 2153 W. 21st St. The Low Down, work by Caroline Allison, Danica Favorito, and Jeffrey Grauel. Reception 6-9pm. 

RIVER NORTH - 
Ann Nathan Gallery - 212 W. Superior. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 5-8pm.
Catherine Edelman Gallery - 300 W. Superior, Lower Level. Steve Schapiro: Taxi Driver. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 5-8pm.
Gallery KH - 311 W. Superior. Robert Berlin: After/Image. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 5-8pm.
Gruen Galleries - 226 W. Superior. Nathalie Guarracino: New Work. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 5-8pm.
Stephen Daiter Gallery - 230 W. Superior, 4th Fl. Dawoud Bey: Early Portraits. Closing reception 6-8pm.
Zg Gallery - 300 W. Superior St. Natural Phenomenon, work by Suzy Poling. Reception 5:30-8pm. 
WEST LOOP -
Carrie Secrist Gallery - 835 W. Washington. Group Show. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
EBERSMOORE - 213 N. Morgan. Heidi Norton. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
kasia kay art projects gallery - 215 N. Aberdeen. The Secret Life of Ballerinas, work by Kevin Berlin. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
Kavi Gupta Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures, work by Theaster Gates.
Linda Warren Gallery - 1052 W. Fulton Market. Megan Euker and Juan Angel Chavez. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm. 
Packer Schopf Gallery - 942 W. Lake. Casey Riordan Millard and Ann Worthing. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm. 
Rhona Hoffman Gallery - 118 N. Peoria. Huma Bhabha. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm. 
Robert Bills Contemporary - 222 N. Des Plaines St., lower level. Anindita Dutta. Reception 6-9pm. 
The Hills Esthetic Center - 128 N. Campbell Ave., Unit G. Everlasting Banquet, work by Matias Arganaraz, Dick Cowan, and Austin Eddy. Reception 7-11pm. 
Th!nkArt - 670 W. Hubbard, First Fl. Barbara Crane: An Infernal Beauty. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
Thomas McCormick Gallery - 835 W. Washington Blvd. When I Grow Up I Want to Be Just Like Jasper Johns, work by Jack Roth. Reception 6-9pm. 
Thomas Robertello Gallery - 27 N. Morgan. Peter Allen Hoffmann: When the Cathedrals Were White and Jason Robert Bell: The Tetragrammatron Archive. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm. 
threewalls - 119 N. Peoria, #2D. Launching Community Supported Art (CSA) program. Reception 6-9pm.
Tony Wight Gallery - 845 W. Washington, 2nd Fl. Group Show, work by Tamar Halpern, Jacob Kassay, Carter Mull, Valerie Snobeck, Josh Tonsfeldt, and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
Volume Gallery - 328 S. Jefferson St., 1st floor. Open Objects, work by Jonathan Muecke. Reception 6-8pm. 
Walsh Gallery - 118 N. Peoria. GAO BROTHERS: GRANDEUR AND CATHARSIS. Open for Art Chicago/NEXT 6-9pm.
WICKER PARK
The Studio at Marshfield - 1020 N. Marshfield. FUCK ART CHICAGO. Reception 7-11pm. 
SUNDAY -  
BRIDGEPORT - 
Eastern Expansion - 244 W 31st St. Things That Are Longing To Appear, work by Bill Talsma. Reception 6-9pm. 
EVANSTON - 
Evanston Art Center - 2603 Sheridan Rd. 23rd Annual Spring Benefit Show. Reception 1-4pm. 
LOGAN SQUARE - 
Cole's - 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. Art at Cole's, work by Melanie Kasten and Scott Pandel. Reception 6-8pm.
LOOP - 
Anita Ivy Miller Art/Gallery - 410 S. Michigan Ave., #827. Jim MacRoberts. Reception 1pm. 
OAK PARK - 
Shane Campbell Gallery - 125 N Harvey Ave (Oak Park). Zak Kitnick and Valerie Snobeck. Reception 2-4pm. 
The Suburban - 125 N Harvey Ave. Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Ruby Sky Stiler. Reception 2-4pm. 
RAVENSWOOD - 
Architectural Artifacts - 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave. The Spring Show. Show and auction 10am-5pm. 

Filed under: Art Feature, Art Talk Chicago, Gallery Crawl

Tags: 23rd Annual Spring Benefit Show, Adad Hannah, An Epitaph for Civil Rights and Other Domesticated Structures, Anindita Dutta, Anita Ivy Miller Art/Gallery, Ann Nathan Gallery, Apollo Theatre, Arc Gallery, Architectural Artifacts, Art at Cole's, Art Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Artropolis, Austin Eddy, Barbara Crane: An Infernal Beauty, Beds and Beyond: Intimate Spaces, Bess Mcneill, Bill Talsma, Brian Wadford, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Carter Mull, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Photography Center, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Claire Berenblum, Claude Andreini, Club Nutz, Cole's, Columbia College, Community Supported Art (CSA), Cornelia Hediger, Daniel Rizzo-Orr, David Weinberg Photography, Dawoud Bey: Early Portraits, Dhehee Lee, Dick Cowan, Don Elmi, DOVA Temporary, Eastern Expansion, EbersMoore, Emily Jones, Evanston Art Center, Everlasting Banquet, FireCat Projects, Gallery 400, Gallery KH, GAO BROTHERS: GRANDEUR AND CATHARSIS, George Lindmark, Gruen Galleries, Heidi Norton, Huma Bhabha, Jack Roth, Jacob Kassay, Jason Robert Bell: The Tetragrammatron Archive, Jim MacRoberts, Joe Amrhein, John Waldo, Jon Langford, Jonathan Muecke, Josh Tonsfeldt, kasia kay art projects gallery, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Kevin Berlin, Kevin Stuart, Kevin Veara, Laura Rodriguez, Linda Warren Gallery, Man in the Mask, Matias Arganaraz, Melanie Kasten, Merchandise Mart, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Minji Sohn, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Monica Rezman, Movie Mojo: Hand-Painted Posters From Ghana, Mr. Wild's Garden, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nail Salon, Nancy Fritz, Nathalie Guarracino, Natural Phenomenon, Never Forgotten, NEXT Fair, Nicole Mazza, Open Objects, Packer-Schopf Gallery, Paul Dressen, Paula Henderson, Per Populus Gallery, Peter Allen Hoffmann: When the Cathedrals Were White, public-works, QuARTet, Rebecca Ringquist, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Rick "Fish" Janes, Robert Berlin: After/Image, Robert Bills Contemporary, Ruby Sky Stiler, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Schneider Gallery, School of the Art Institute Sullivan Galleries, Scott Pandel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Steve Schapiro: Taxi Driver, Sunhwa PArk, Suzy Poling, Take Back The Night, Tamar Halpern, Th!nkArt, The Hills Esthetic Center, The Secret Life of Ballerinas, The Suburban, Theaster Gates, Things That Are Longing To Appear, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Thomas Robertello Gallery, ThreeWalls, Tony Wight Gallery, Travis Fish, UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition #4, Valerie Snobeck, Volume Gallery, Walsh Gallery, Walter Fydryck, When I Grow Up I Want to Be Just Like Jasper Johns, Yangbin Park, Yoon Jae Barng, Zak Kitnick, Zg Gallery

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