Things to do at museums in Chicagoon May 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

Welcome to our guide of events and entertainment in Chicago at our city’s best museums and galleries. Bookmark this page and check back for updates on the latest activities.

The Hartwell Memorial Window

When: Permanent

Where: Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan

What: A magnificent stained glass window made by Tiffany Studios in 1917 is now on permanent display at the Art Institute. The Hartwell Memorial Window, attributed to Agnes F. Northrop, Tiffany’s leading landscape window designer, was originally commissioned for a church as the gift of Mary L. Hartwell in memory of her husband Frederick W. Hartwell. It consists of 48 different panels, and is a scenic view of Mount Chocorua, a peak in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The window, located near the museum’s entrance, is one of the most ambitious landscape window projects produced by Tiffany. Museum admission: $14-$25.

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Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

Where: 77 E. Randolph

What: The Loop landmark reopens June 2 with new hours and two new exhibitions: “Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations,” which examines power structures and copies through architectural installation and sculpture, and “what flies but never lands,” works that reflect on time in a moments of willful and forced forgetting. Admission is free.

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‘Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibition’

You can walk among life-sized reproductions of a fresco masterpiece when you visit “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” in Oakbrook Center.
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When: Ongoing

Where: Oakbrook Center, 2120 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook

What: For a new perspective on some of the world’s greatest art check out this immersive exhibition showcasing the artist’s renowned ceiling frescos from the Vatican chapel. The reproductions were made using a photographic technique that captures the look and feel of the original paintings. Tickets: $14-$26.60.

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