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  1. Chicago Flower and Garden Show

    Chicago Flower and Garden Show

    The only consumer event of its kind in the Midwest, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show offers beautiful solutions and practical advice for the area’s workhorse lawns, gardens and green spaces...

    03.05.12

  2. Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917

    Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917

    This exhibition explores the way Russian avant-garde poets and artists responded to this crisis through their book art. Often working collaboratively, poets and artists designed pages in which ...

    09.10.11

  3. Exposure: Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen

    Exposure: Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen

    Matt Keegan’s site-specific installation grew out of the artist’s longstanding fascination with cities. Focusing on Chicago and New York, Keegan creates a meandering visual...

    08.21.11

  4. A Golden Spider-Silk Textile

    A Golden Spider-Silk Textile

     Strands of silk from over one million of Madagascar’s golden orb spiders (Nephila madagascariensis) were woven together to make this dazzling textile, the only one of its kind in the...

    08.02.11

  5. The Good Design Show

    The Good Design Show

    Founded in Chicago in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Good Design bestows international recognition upon the world's most prominent designers and...

    06.08.11

  6. Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

    Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design

    The Internet has undoubtedly transformed the world we live in; its unprecedented access to and layering of information lead to greater interaction and engagement, and a complex understanding of...

    11.28.10

  7. Alexander Calder in Focus

    Alexander Calder in Focus

    Though Alexander Calder began his career as an artist focused on drawing and painting, he is best known for creating colorful, whimsical stabiles, mobiles, and large-scale sculptures of natural...

    01.03.10

  8. Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

    Apostles of Beauty: Arts and Crafts from Britain to Chicago

    Responding to both the perceived inferiority of machine-made objects and the ills created by industrialization, the Arts and Crafts movement sought to restore dignity to labor and integrate art...

    01.03.10

  9. Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Modern in America: Works on Paper, 1900–1950s

    Approximately 140 prints, drawings, collages, and watercolors from the permanent collection offer the opportunity to ruminate on what constituted “modern” at various moments during the...

    01.01.10

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