All The Must-See Art Openings In Chicago This summer
Entertainment

All The Must-See Art Openings In Chicago This summer

You can't miss these summer art openings!

42
All The Must-See Art Openings In Chicago This summer
Unsplash

Whether you're a regular art-goer an art student or someone who has just been meaning to go out more, this is a helpful guide to what is going on in Chicago this summer.

Art devotees look no further, your weekend lineup has arrived, detailing the biggest art events in the windy city, from River North to the West Loop!


Chicago Summer Arts Guide

*Openings are typically 5-9 pm

Tuesday Evenings Now - August:
  • Free Summer Concerts at the MCA's Terrace Garden featuring performers from the Chicago jazz community
  • The summer lineup includes:

- Jul 18: Jason Stein Trio
- Jul 25: Willie Pickens Trio
- Aug 1: Dee Alexander
- Aug 8: Pharez Whitted
- Aug 15: Twin Talk
- Aug 22: Xavier Breaker Coalition
- Aug 29: Rajiv Halim
- Sep 5: Fred Anderson Legacy Project
- Sep 12: Ari Brown Quintet
- Sep 19: Tatsu Aoki's The MIYUMI Project
- Sep 26: Mikel Patrick Avery PLAY

  • *Be sure to check out the Takashi Murakami exhibit "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" showing now through September 24th.
Now - October 22nd:
  • Take a trip to Milwaukee to see works by Deborah Butterfield, Jim Dine, Michelle Grabner, John Henry, Sol Lewitt, Tony Tasset and others on view throughout downtown Milwaukee. *The Milwaukee Art Museum offers weekly docent-led trolley tours of Sculpture Milwaukee Installation
  • *Check out Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy at the Milwaukee Museum of Art, open now through September 17th.


Thursday, July 13th:
  • Western Exhibitions
  • Rhona Hoffman
  • Shane Campbell *Lincoln Park
  • Intuit
  • Zg Gallery
  • Corbett vs. Dempsey
  • Shane Campbell *South Loop
  • 65Grand
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography
Friday, July 14th:
  • Addington
  • Jean Albano
  • Victor Armendariz
  • Andrew Bae
  • Catherine Edelman
  • Gruen
  • Carl Hammer
  • Hilton-Asmus
  • Ken Saunders
  • Schneider | jdc
  • Vale Craft
  • Galerie Waterton
  • Weinberg/Newton
  • Zolla/Lieberman
  • DOCUMENT
  • Chicago Arts District
  • Studio Oh!


Saturday, July 15th:
  • PATRON (4-7 pm)
Friday, July 21st:
  • Yale Factor
Milwaukee Art Walk, Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd:
  • Make a trip to Wisconsin for Milwaukee's Third Ward Gallery Night & Day
Friday, July 28th:
  • Firecat
Saturday, July 29th:
  • LVL3 Gallery


Friday, August 4th:
  • ACRE (Group Show) 1345 W. 19th St.
  • UIMA
Friday, August 5th:
  • Vertical Gallery
Friday, August 11th:
  • Chicago Arts District
Saturday, August 12th:
  • Salon Artists (12-4 pm)
Friday, August 18th:
  • Yale Factor
Friday, August 25th:
  • Firecat



Gallery Index

River North

Addington Gallery

704 N. Wells

Chicago, IL 60654


Andrew Bae Gallery

300 W. Superior

Chicago, IL 60654


Carl Hammer Gallery

740 N. Wells

Chicago, IL 60654


Catherine Edelman Gallery

300 W. Superior

Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60654


Victor Armendariz

300 W. Superior

Chicago, IL 60654


Hilton | Asmus Contemporary

716 N. Wells
Chicago, IL 60654


Gruen Galeries

226 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Glaerie Waterton

311 W. Superior, Suite 115
Chicago, IL 60654


Jean Albano Gallery

215 W. Superior

Chicago, IL 60654


Ken Saunders Gallery

230 W. Superior

Chicago, IL 60654


Schneider | jdc

770 N LaSalle, Ste. 401
Chicago, IL 60654


Vale Craft Gallery

230 W. Superior

Chicago, IL 60654


Weinberg/Newton Gallery

300 W. Superior Ste. 203

Chicago, IL 60654


Zolla/Lieberman

325 W. Huron

Chicago, IL 60654


Zg Gallery

300 W Superior St

Chicago, IL 60654


West Side

Carrie Secrist

835 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607


Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC)

217 N. Carpenter
Chicago, IL 60607


DOCUMENT

1709 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60622


Intuit

756 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642


PATRON

673 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642


Rhona Hoffman

118 N. Peoria (60607)


Vertical Gallery

1016 N. Western
Chicago, IL 60622


Volume Gallery

1709 W. Chicago
Chicago (60622)


Western Exhibitions

1709 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


Firecat

2124 N Damen Ave

Chicago, IL 60647


LVL3

1542 N Milwaukee Ave #3

Chicago, IL 60622


UIMA

2320 W Chicago Ave

Chicago, IL 60622


Corbett vs. Dempsey

1120 N Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60622


65Grand

3252 W North Ave

Chicago, IL 60647


South Side

Chicago Arts District

1945 S. Halsted
Chicago (60608)


Studio Oh!

1837 South Halsted Street,
Chicago IL, 60608


Yale Factor

Zhou B Art Center
1029 W. 35th St., Ste. 309
Chicago, IL 60609


Shane Campbell Gallery

2021 S Wabash Ave

Chicago, IL 60616


Michigan Avenue

Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)

220 E. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611


Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605



Happy viewing, art enthusiasts!

And remember to stay in the loop when it comes to Chicago gallery openings, artist talks, and special events by checking out The Visualist and Chicago Gallery News for regular updates and listings.


Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments