April truly marks that Spring has arrived, and with many becoming vaccinated they are itching to get out and go to a safe event. Luckily, April marks a huge swath of art events opening up in the Chicago area, giving you tons of safely planned events that you can attend with dates or friends! Read on to see some events that have caught our eyes!

Art Institute of Chicago – Monet and Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago always has exciting exhibits, which right now includes the vivid Bisa Butler: Portraits exhibition and the gorgeous Cosmoscapes: Ink Paintings by Tai Xiangzhou. Most recently, they have opened the exhibition Monet and Chicago, running through June 14th. Chicago has a long-running history with the artist Monet, and this beautiful collection explores that relationship. If you are interested in this unique history and/or Impressionist art, this is a must-see event! 

Monet and Chicago

Art on the MART

This beautiful outdoor event is continuing this year, and ties into our last submission! While they have a few projects they are implementing this year, they are collaborating with the Art Institute of Chicago to project iconic pieces by Monet like Water Lilies and Stacks of Wheat on theMART, which will be paired with “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. In addition, they are doing a collaboration with the institute on their exhibition with Bisa Butler as well! Find out more here!

Art Mart

The Womanish Experience

Womanish is a unique installation within a 40,000 square foot space that celebrates and examines the feminine perspective. This is an interactive space that lets you explore beautifully designed spaces that also make you think. This is a culturally-inclusive and gender non-conforming experience that challenges you to really think about the intersections of gender and race. Look here for more details!

The Womanish Experience

WNDR Museum

The WNDR Museum is reopening with new safety measures so that you can once again experience their interactive exhibitions! These installations are thought-provoking and inspiring, allowing you to physically experience the space in a unique way. Their new opening will include 20+ totally new touchless installations to allow for safe art experiences, including pieces from artists like Keith Haring, Barbara Kruger, and Alex Israel. To buy tickets and learn more, check out the WNDR Museum website!

WNDR Museum

Steppenwolf NOW

Looking to stay home, or looking for a performance? The Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage has six stories of different length and style that were thoughtfully crafted for a virtual experience. This includes pieces such as Wally World (a two-act radio play), Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (a filmed play), and I am Not your Perfect Mexican Daughter (an audio adaptation). Through their virtual membership you can watch all Steppenwolf NOW productions anytime from any device through August 31! Look here for more information.

Steppenwolf NOW

Stay safe while getting inspired! To stay updated on the latest and most accurate information related to COVID-19, please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/

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