Category: Exhibitions

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall
Perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall revolutionized the way scientists study the natural world challenging how people picture scientists, both in terms of research techniques and gender roles in the field. A special exhibit, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, at the Field Museum explores her life... Read more »

Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America

Hamilton: The Exhibition showcases the story of America
Hamilton: The Exhibition posts new questions about Hamilton’s life and the founding of America, ultimately leaving us to ask the question — how can we leave our own legacies for future Americans? “Hamilton: The Exhibition,”  based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster “Hamilton: An American Musical”opened today on Chicago’s Northerly Island. Never before has something like this been done. The... Read more »

Show Me Chicago's top 7 things to do for this weekend and Halloween

1. Chicago Cubs in the World Series The 7-game series for 2016’s best team in major league baseball moves to Wrigley Field for Game Three on Friday, October 28, Game Four on Saturday, October 29 and Game Five on Sunday, October 30. Hopefully, Sunday will bring Chicago’s 108 wait for the title home. If not,... Read more »
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Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art

Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art
Besides walking by the many tattoo shops in our town or seeing the amazing variety of tattoos on people of all shapes, sizes and ages, I had never given much thought to tattoos. That is until visiting the Field Museum’s new exhibition, TATTOO, opening today. Upon visiting the exhibition at Tuesday’s media preview, I was... Read more »

EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events

EXPO Chicago offers a week of food, art & cultural events
EXPO Chicago, the International Exposition of Modern & Contemporary Art, returns to Chicago this September for its fifth year offering a weeklong calendar of exciting events under the umbrella of EXPO ART WEEK. The week runs from September 19th through September 25th aligning with the annual EXPO art exposition at Navy Pier, September 22nd through... Read more »

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination

Brick by Brick at the MSI: LEGO creations beyond imagination
LEGO lovers are in for an adventure of a lifetime at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry’s new temporary exhibit Brick by Brick, that opened March 10. Not only LEGO fans, but budding architects, full blown architects and fun-lovers of all ages should enjoy this LEGO spectacular. The larger than life exhibition literally takes... Read more »
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Dressing Downton: an inside look at the world of Downton Abbey

Dressing Downton: an inside look at the world of Downton Abbey
The Downton Abbey fashion exhibition at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago provides a fascinating look at the Gilded/Edwardian era, even if you’re not a fan of the hugely popular drama series. If you are a fan, the Dressing Downton exhibition should definitely be on your radar. Upon entering the Dreihaus Museum one is... Read more »

Strandbeests a new species invade Chicago

Strandbeests a new species invade Chicago
Not since Cows on Parade has Chicago seen such an invasion of lovable beasts. Only, instead of the static cows, the new species of Strandbeests are not only much larger–but they are on the move. The kinetic sculptures, created and built by Dutch artist Theo Jansen have become a global phenomenon. In total, there are... Read more »
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