November 5, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Invitational art exhibit sponsored by the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. The CWCA is unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, museum professionals and galleries in the visual arts. Opening Reception Friday, Nov 10, 7-9pm.
December 1, 2017 - January 7, 2018
The Chicago-based artist Alex Chitty created an exhibit for the McCormick House, only one of three single-family homes designed by Mies van der Rohe.
December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Last call! Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin chronicling Disco Demolition Night in 1979. Learn about the event through a timeline of the day, take a disco vs. rock quiz, view artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, see a custom-made guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, check out the jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, and more.
December 1, 2017 - March 18, 2018
American jewelry designers and phenomenal gemstones are featured in this exclusive exhibit from the gem vaults of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
December 2, 2017, 12:00 PM - December 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
The capstone exhibition, the culminating event for every graduating art major, runs from Dec. 2 through Dec. 16 in the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace. The students create a body of work in their area of concentration, then plan the exhibition and design the promotional materials for it. Suzanna Vasko of Lombard has created digital stained glass depicting the historical relevance of eight major social movements and exploring the integral roles religion has played within them. Samantha Lusby will display a body of work that appears introspective but are designed to show viewers how we all are connected. Sculptor Christian Jacob of Libertyville created “Relics of a Lost World” , each piece incorporates unique techniques and design particular to each culture. Jaci Petrik of Naperville has created graphic elements to form a brand identity for a boutique specializing in fine chocolate and artisan wine.
December 9, 2017, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
FREE showing of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (rated PG) at the York Theatre. Doors open at 9:00 am and the movie begins at 9:30 am. Free reindeer antlers to all the kids. Santa visits in the City Centre Plaza from 10 am to 1 pm.
December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hop-on-board for some holiday fun! Let the Holly Trolley take you to local holiday events happening around town. Receive a guide to special offers from local businesses and have a chance at enter-to-win prizes. You can even meet Disney's Frozen Elsa character and listen to the Canterbury Carolers while on board! The stops and route will be the same as summer, so don't miss out on this fun and free experience.
December 9, 2017, 10:30 AM
Geologist Sara Kurth presents an introduction to rocks and minerals. Learn to identify minerals through basic hands-on identification including observation skills and hardness tests. Great for rockhounds and scout badges. Scout groups require adult supervision.
December 9, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come join teaching artist Vincent Lotesto for a cartooning activity based on our current exhibition, Hebru Brantley: Forced Field. Kids and adults will be participating in a fun "character design challenge" that will help them to create their own unique superheroes, villains or anime-inspired characters! Demonstrations will be given and all materials will be supplied.
A day of art projects themed around Hebru Brantley: Forced Field.
December 9, 2017, 1:30 PM
This beginner’s class allows children to make their own?gemstone jewelry to keep. Choose two different types of jewelry to make with stones from the Museum Shop and learn how to work with jeweler’s tools. Completes Girl Scout Jewelers badge.
December 9, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Santa’s Workshop is a special place just for children where they can purchase inexpensive holiday gifts for those they love. Santa’s Workshop will be stocked with great gifts for Mom, Dad and more! Open free to the public. Presented by Lakeside Bank.
December 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
A collaborative showcase of dance, featuring choreography of both faculty and students. Evening of dance sells out fast, so order your tickets early. For more information, call (630) 617-3005.