Programs

Get to know the people, places, and ideas that have shaped Chicago’s art and design legacy through more than 25 exhibitions and hundreds of public programs taking place in 2018. Browse a selection of Art Design Chicago programs listed below and watch for more coming soon.

Please note: program details are subject to change.

Publications


The Arts Club of Chicago at 100: 1916–2016
  • The Arts Club of Chicago
  • The University of Chicago Press
Published in 2016

Exhibitions


Charles White: A Retrospective
  • Art Institute of Chicago
June 10–September 3, 2018

Public Programs


Show the World: 150 Years of Chicago Art and Design
  • WTTW
Forthcoming 2018

Academic Programs


Chicago: City of Design and Commerce, 1890–1990
  • Newberry Library
fall 2017–fall 2018

Exhibitions


Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
April 28–December 30, 2018

Publications


Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago
  • University of Illinois Press
Published in 2016

Public Programs


Dialogo: Virginio Ferrari and Chicago
  • University of Chicago
July–December 2018

Exhibitions


Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair
  • Newberry Library
September 22, 2017–January 1, 2018

Exhibitions


Bill Walker: Urban Griot
  • Hyde Park Art Center
November 5, 2017–April 8, 2018

Public Programs


Art Speaks
  • The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
January–December 2018

Publications


The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago
  • Northwestern University Press
Forthcoming September 2017

Exhibitions


A Home for Surrealism
  • The Arts Club of Chicago
June–August 2018

Public Programs


Art Design Chicago Day
  • Art Institute of Chicago
June 2018

Exhibitions


Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow
  • Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
June 29, 2018–January 6, 2019

Public Programs


Everyone's a Designer/Everyone's Design
  • Illinois Humanities
August–December 2018

Exhibitions


Hairy Who?
  • Art Institute of Chicago
September 1, 2018–January 6, 2019

Exhibitions


Someday, Chicago: Yasuhiro Ishimoto and the Institute of Design
  • DePaul Art Museum
September–December 2018

Exhibitions


Designers in Film: Avant-Garde and Commercial Cinema in Mid-Century Chicago
  • Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
September–December 2018

Academic Programs


Online Essays on Chicago Artists: Yoshida, Itatani, Numata, Ishimoto
  • Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University
fall 2018

Academic Programs


American Art and Visual Culture Seminar
  • Newberry Library
fall 2017–spring 2019

Public Programs


Neighborhood Design at an Intersection: Bronzeville, Chinatown, & Humboldt Park
  • Chicago Cultural Alliance
October–November 2018

Public Programs


Art + Design Program Series
  • Newberry Library
fall 2018

Exhibitions


Modern by Design: Chicago Streamlines America
  • Chicago History Museum
October 2018–January 2020

Academic Programs


Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
fall 2018

Exhibitions


The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics
  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
October 11–December 21, 2018

Exhibitions


Todros Geller: Strange Worlds
  • Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
September 2018–January 2019

Exhibitions


Sculpting a Chicago Artist Richard Hunt and his Teachers: Nelli Bar and Egon Weiner
  • Koehnline Museum of Art
July 12–September 14, 2018

Public Programs


Fallfest 2018
  • Chicago Humanities Festival
October 27–November 11, 2018

Academic Programs


Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project
  • Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Available, Ongoing

Exhibitions


African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race
  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
October 26, 2018–March 3, 2019

Public Programs


Participatory Arts: The Legacy of Chicago's Hull-House Artists
  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
October–November 2018

Public Programs


The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists
  • Elmhurst College
December 16, 2018

Public Programs


Art in the Park Tour Series
  • Chicago Parks Foundation
May–October 2018

Publications


Centennial: A History of the Renaissance Society 1915–2015
  • The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago
Published in 2015

Exhibitions


Never a Lovely so Real: Photography in Chicago 1940–80
  • Art Institute of Chicago
May–November 2018

Publications


Art Deco Chicago: Making America Modern
  • Chicago Art Deco Society
Forthcoming fall 2018

Public Programs


Teen Printmaking Program at YOUmedia
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation
Fall 2018

Exhibitions


Art of Illinois
  • Illinois Executive Mansion Association
Summer–December 2018

Publications


Into the City: A History of Chicago Art
  • The University of Chicago Press
Forthcoming fall 2018

Exhibitions


Chicago New Media 1973–1992
  • Video Game Art Gallery
November 1–December 15, 2018

Academic Programs


Chicago Archival Resources Survey and Web Portal
  • Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Available, Ongoing