February 16th, 2012

Ya know, McCormick Place isn’t the only Chicago institution with a captivating collection currently on display. We hate to toot our own horn, but Chicago Public Library is presently featuring some of the world’s most unique exhibitions of art, theater, history, music and more. Ten exhibits, to be exact. Better still? They’re all free.

A few weeks ago, we blogged about the one-of-a-kind Teenie Harris photo exhibit that was soon to be arriving. Well, it’s here. And it’s awesome. The acclaimed display, Photographer: An American Story, debuted last Fall in Pittsburgh before arriving at CPL for its second stop. We’ve got it thru June 4th, when it moves on to Birmingham and Atlanta. We invite you to check out this extraordinary collection in the Congress Corridor of Harold Washington Library Center.

Other current exhibits include:

•    Interpreting Antoni Gaudi: Works by Jessica Gondek
•    You Oughta Get a Medal for That: Metalwork by Elaine Luther
•    One Book, Many Interpretations: Second Edition
•    Actors, Plays & Stages: Early Theater in Chicago
•    Alfred Appel on Classic Jazz
•    Called to the Challenge: The Legacy of Harold Washington
•    Alliance of African-American Photographers: 10-Year Retrospective
•    Howlin’ Wolf: A Chicago Blues Legend
•    Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection

There’s truly something to satisfy every curiosity. To learn more about each of these remarkable Chicago Public Library displays, visit our official exhibits page.

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