Friday, September 20–Sunday, September 22, 2019
Vernissage is Thursday, September 19
EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has established the city of Chicago as a preeminent art fair destination. Initiating the beginning of the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO takes place at historic Navy Pier, whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Dedicated to rigorous and challenging programming, EXPO CHICAGO initiates strategic international partnerships, built alongside strong institutional relationships with major local museums and organizations to open parallel exhibitions and events.Learn More
11th Annual Filter Photo Festival
Thursday, Sep 19 – 22
Filter Photo Festival is a multi-day celebration of photography that takes place every autumn in Chicago. Festival programming includes workshops, lectures, artist talks, exhibition receptions, and much more. The majority of events take place at the Festival’s hotel headquarters, Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, and evening activities primarily take place at galleries and partner institutions around the city.Learn More
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Titled …and other such stories, the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial is rooted in close readings of the spatial realities of its host city. Sitting at the crossroads of the Great Plains and the Great Lakes, Chicago has been shaped by planetary forces: colonial expansion, mass migration, extraction economies, and rapid industrialization. Thus, Chicago’s urbanism is inextricable from the flows of people, goods, and capital—and the concurrent exploitation of bodies, labor, and nature—that have contributed to its making.
The third edition of the Biennial opened this week and takes place at the Chicago Cultural Center, as well as many other locations throughout the city and surrounding region. It continues through January 5, 2020Learn More
Chicago Invitational Presented by NADA
Wednesday, Sep 18 – 21
New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)Learn More
The first edition of the Chicago Invitational. The new contemporary art fair will take place at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from Wednesday, September 18 through Saturday, September 21, 2019, coinciding with EXPO Chicago.
The 35th Annual American Craft Exposition
Thursday, Sep 19 – 22, 2019 6 – 5 pm
American Craft Exposition