(northern) Western Exhibitions

Chicago contemporary art gallery Western Exhibitions is thrilled to announce the opening of a second location, (northern) Western Exhibitions, in Skokie, Illinois. This suburban space will expand on the Chicago location’s programming with approximately five specially curated exhibitions a year featuring work by artists from the gallery’s 20-year history. 

(northern) Western Exhibitions will share a renovated single-floor bow truss building on Skokie’s charming downtown corridor with WHO Modern, a mid-century modern-focused vintage store co-run by Donald Schmaltz and building owner Zach Williams. As a vintage veteran with a love for Italian furniture, Schmaltz previously co-owned Chicago’s Circa Modern and has worked as a design specialist at Toomey & Co. Auctioneers and Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. In addition to curating furniture and designed objects at WHO Modern, Schmaltz will also oversee day-to-day operations at (northern) Western Exhibitions.