Author: Free Events in Chicago

Tuesdays on the Terrace

Like a mid-week breath of fresh air…free Tuesdays on the Terrace at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) provide guests with an opportunity to enjoy live jazz music while gazing out onto a scenic Lake Michigan backdrop.

First Fridays

A cultural and social way to end your week, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) plays host to “First Fridays,’ a weekly after-hours party the first Friday of each month.

Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson

Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson, the first comprehensive survey in the United States, showcases immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs which elegantly come together to recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere.

The Nature of Diamonds

The allure of diamonds, a prized symbol of strength, wealth, and love, has persisted for centuries. In exploration of humankinds ongoing fascination with the diamond, The Field Museum’s The Nature of Diamonds exhibit provides an in-depth look at the strongest of all natural substances, from its geologic mining origins to its cultural significance in art, literature, and ornamentation, as well as, its applications within the worlds of modern science and technology.

Grainger Hall of Gems

Explore the Field Museums newly renovated Grainger Hall of Gems exhibition showcasing more than 300 gems, precious and semi-precious stones, crystals, minerals specimens and artifacts reflective of both contemporary and ancient eras.