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22 Chicago murals to see right now
From Rogers Park to the Far South Side.
Vacant Wabash storefronts to get Bauhaus-inspired murals
The hope is to attract new businesses with the public art.
Downtown Chicago’s most iconic public art
Iconic work from Picasso to Miro and Chagall.
The South Side’s wealth of architectural beauty highlighted in Lee Bey’s new book
Photographs in "Southern Exposures" showcase that area’s most beautiful—and often overlooked—buildings.
11 storefront theaters that carved out a place for arts in Chicago neighborhoods
These theaters are worth the ticket price.
Art Institute hires Barcelona-based architects for new master plan
Barozzi/Veiga is dreaming big for the Chicago museum
Explore Tadao Ando’s famous museums and gallery designs at Wrightwood 659 exhibit
The show opens Thursday, October 3
Illinois Tech launches design festival to commemorate Bauhaus heritage
Learn about the Bauhaus professor that founded the Institute of Design
New exhibit examines the architecture of water systems at Field Museum
Complex infrastructure and hidden systems are revealed in photographs from Brad Temkin
Lincoln Yards gets ‘Alphabet Monster’ street art hidden within development
Hunt for all 26 pieces of art by Merlot in Lincoln Yards
A 25-foot inflatable sculpture will pop-up along the Green Line
The Floating Museum unveils its latest public art initiative
New downtown art installation changes with the weather
The digital display mimics falling rain, billowing clouds, and sunlight shining through trees.
Cloud-like sculpture of 7,000 hanging disks floats above Willis Tower lobby
Artist Jacob Hashimoto’s latest work transforms the skyscraper’s newly reopened Wacker Drive entrance.
Farnsworth House photo exhibit captures Mies’ buildings around the world
A Berlin-based photographer spent seven years shooting the architect’s modernist buildings
Gang graffiti removed from The Bean
The vandalized sculpture is back to looking like itself.
Timeline Theatre picks HGA to design new Uptown home
The project will repurpose an old warehouse building at Broadway and Argyle.
Restoration of South Side art center teaches youth about historic preservation
The 127-year-old art center building is getting some needed repairs.
Explore fine art and antiques at Merchandise Mart design show
About 75 local and international exhibitors will bring their best selections.
Learn how public art shaped Chicago through walking tour series
Register for Newberry Library seminars covering landscape design, theater, baseball, beer and more.
Street artists can register murals in a city database
The mural registry is City Hall’s way of protecting hundreds of artworks
Merchandise Mart projections expand to seven nights a week
"Art on theMART" will debut extended hours and new programming on May 13.
Theaster Gates presents art installations at Red Line’s 95th Street station
After hearing out the community, Gates decided a mural wasn’t going to be enough.
Check out this whimsical art installation at Navy Pier
View animations of classic fairy tales from inside 13 hand-powered zoetropes.
Venice Biennale exhibit ‘Dimensions of Citizenship’ heads to Chicago
Opening February 28, the installation explores the relationship between citizenship and design.
Giant beach-themed ball pit heads to Navy Pier
This is one Chicago "beach" worth visiting in January.
New Mag Mile mural depicts a surreal escape to ‘another world’
The striking installation by Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal blends medieval and modern motifs.
Design-focused gallery opens underground in downtown’s Pedway
The commuter’s tunnel will get lively installations
10 perfect holiday gifts by Chicago makers
From Midwest-inspired ceramics to neighborhood illustrations and artistic throws.
Kerry James Marshall’s public art will stay put at West Side library
After criticism, the mayor pulled the mural from auction at Christie’s.
Explore Chicago’s role in bicycle culture at new design exhibit
In 1897, Chicago manufacturers were making nearly two-thirds of all bicycles nationwide
Architectural Artifacts is downsizing, preview items in its massive auction
The auction items include everything from Frank Lloyd Wright chairs to an anatomical model of a cow skeleton
Tadao Ando-designed exhibition space opens in Lincoln Park
See work from architects Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando in the opening show
‘Art on theMART’ turns the Merchandise Mart into a 2.5-acre digital canvas
Thousands of Chicagoans came out to witness the project’s debut.
Sculpture by Yaacov Agam yanked from Michigan Avenue
Titled "Communication X9," the colorful column-like piece has been placed in storage.
Colorful Merchandise Mart art installation races towards September debut
The upcoming multimedia projection will shine a new light on the old Art Deco landmark.
Lollapalooza’s 2018 poster is a bird’s eye view of Grant Park
Baltimore-based artists created the vibrant, colorful poster
50 year later, John Massey’s colorful banners return to the Loop
Reproductions of the original designs—plus Massey-inspired children’s art—are headed to State Street.
Seven new murals expand Lakeview’s public art initiative in 2018
The neighborhood has earmarked 30 more potential art sites