Art Design Chicago was a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce. Initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art, this citywide partnership of 95+ cultural organizations examined Chicago’s art and design legacy through exhibitions, public programs, special events, and tours throughout 2018, as well as several new publications, resulting in the first large-scale exploration of the topic to date.

The full 2018 website lives on, cataloguing everything that Art Design Chicago offered, as well as some current and upcoming exhibitions and programs.

Art Design Chicago
By the Numbers

95+

Partner
Organizations

46

Exhibitions

300+

Public & Scholarly
Programs

29

New Publications

700+

Artists &
Designers Examined

2.5M+

Visitors to
Exhibits & Events

Publications

Digital Resources

Chicago Archival Resources Survey and Web Portal

  • Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Kenneth Josephson

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Virtual Asian American Art Museum: Chicago-Midwest Module

  • Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University

sponsors

Art Design Chicago was spearheaded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. We are deeply appreciative of our funding partners who have helped make this ambitious initiative possible.

Presenting Partner