As Chicago gets colder and outdoor events dwindle, enjoy local art exhibits indoors. We’ve put together a list of our favorite fall art exhibitions in Chicago.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 East Chicago Avenue, one block east of Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Urban China: Informal Cities
Visitors will experience a three-dimensional retrospective of Urban China magazine, the only magazine devoted to issues of urbanism published in and about China. The physical manifestation highlights its influences upon urbanism such as politics, economic growth, governmental policy, and planning, and the impact this has upon cities. The exhibit runs from October 16, 2010 until April 3, 2011.
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404
Chicago Cabinet: Views from the Street
Chicago’s buildings, pedestrians, and vivid street life have inspired many artists. Chicago Cabinet showcases the Art Institute’s photographic holdings relating to the city of Chicago, its built environment, neighborhoods, and civic history. The photos will be on display from October 16, 2010 until January 16, 2011.
The Art Fair Company Presents 17th Annual SOFA CHICAGO 2010
Festival Hall, Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago’s longest continually running art fair, SOFA Chicago will feature 80 art galleries and dealers from 10 countries. Collectors and visitors can enjoy an exciting weekend of discovery and collecting. General admission fair hours are Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 7 from Noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for single day general admission (admits to both fairs) and $25 for a three-day pass.
The Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Call us at (773) 684-1414
Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
This exhibition showcases drawings, cartoons and storyboards that highlight Jim Henson’s talent as a storyteller and documents Henson’s process of “visual thinking” through renderings, photographs, documents, puppets and film. This special exhibition runs until January 23, 2011 and is not included in general admission. Tickets cost $5 for adults and seniors and $2 for children ages 3-11.
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Sue At The Field Museum
Dinosaur lovers will marvel over the largest, most complete and preserved Tyrannosaurus rex in the entire world. Visitors can celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sue and experience the T. rex in a brand new way until January 2, 2010.