Museum Exhibits you Can’t Miss


Get ready to fill your calendar because these exhibits are open now, and they are eager for your arrival. Check out all the amazing things waiting for you this May and beyond. 

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

When: Now – October 24th

Where: Museum of Science and Industry 

What:  Come join in at the celebration of Marvel history! With a huge array of 300 artifacts ranging from comic book pages to costumes and props, if you’re into Marvel superheroes, this event will definitely leave you with some newfound knowledge you can’t experience anywhere else.

Yannis Tsarouchis: Dancing in Real Life

When: Now – July 31st

Where: Wrightwood 659

What: Come and admire the work of Yannis Tsarouchis as you make your way through 200 works that include paintings and paper art from public and private collections internationally. This beautiful experience features crafts, costumes, and ornaments influenced by Greek vernacular traditions from Tsarouchis’s 13-year self-exile in Paris as well.  

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

When: Now – September 12th

Where: Illinois Holocaust Museum

What: Get inspired through this immersive experience that details the history of aparteid in South Africa. Specifically, this gallery will recognize Nelson Mandela, one of the 20th-century’s most famous human rights defenders. Sign up for this thought provoking virtual tour today!

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

When: Now – September 6th

Where: Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Club

What: Get ready to be transported into the world of art. From the moment you step in the doors to the moment you leave, you can be assured that you will be immersed in all things Van Gogh. With projectors filling every room from top to bottom, this event is really a one-of-a-kind experience you don’t want to miss! 

Bisa Butler: Portraits 

When: Now through September 6th 

Where: The Art Institute 

What: Bisa Butler is an amazing artist who creates textiles inspired by black marginalization. Her devotion led her to be the first solo museum exhibit with over 20 portraits, and the beauty within her artwork has storytelling abilities that you don’t want to miss out on. 

Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES

When: Now – August 9th

Where: Art Institute Chicago

What: Explore 100 artworks from Jo Ractliffe’s career, and see her creative voice shine through her photographs on large-scale color prints, video installations, and documentary photographs.  This varied and haunting work come from a time of discrimination and segregation, so each piece is moving and though-provoking.

Written By: Natalie Kokaska

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