Highlighting the vast cultural opportunities that Chicago offers collectors, dealers, art enthusiasts and visitors, EXPO CHICAGO—in conjunction with Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism and marketing organization and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)—presents EXPO ART WEEK, September 16–22, 2019. With the exposition as its centerpiece, EXPO ART WEEK annually partners with the city’s most prestigious institutions to feature select aligned programming, including museum exhibitions, gallery openings, and more.


Clara Porset. Butaque, about 1955–56. Colección familia Gálvez Guzzy/Casa Gálvez. Photo by Rodrigo Chapa, courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago

In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury

Christien Meindertsma: Everything Connects

Weaving beyond the Bauhaus

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Touch Sanitation Performance, 1979-80, July 24, 1979-June 26, 1980. Citywide performance with 8,500 Sanitation workers across all fifty-nine New York City Sanitation districts. May 14, 1980, Sweep 10, Manhattan 11. Photo: Deborah Freedman. Courtesy the artist and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York

The Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A Constellation of Instances

Envisioning Justice

Faculty Projects

Re: Working Labor

Image Courtesy of American Writers Museum

American Writers Museum

Bob Dylan: Electric

Tools of the Trade

Image courtesy of the Arts Club of Chicago

The Arts Club of Chicago

Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Ballad of Etc.

Hugo Rivera-Scott, Pop América, 1968. Collage on cardboard, 30 x 21.5 inches (76.5 x 54.5 cm). Image courtesy of the artist. © Hugo Rivera-Scott.

Block Museum of Art

Pop América, 1965–1975

Kelly Kristin Jones. Image courtesy of Chicago Artists Coaltion.

Chicago Artists Coalition 

CAC 45th Anniversary Exhibition

Chicago Architecture Biennial 

Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Architecture Biennial

Julia Fish, Threshold, SouthEast – Two [ spectrum : orange with grey ], 2010–2011, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.

DePaul Art Museum

Architectural Annotations: Scores, Plans, and Drawings

Julia Fish: bound by spectrum

Remember where you are

Yinka Shonibare CBE (British/Nigerian, b. 1962) Big Boy, 2002. Wax-printed cotton fabric, fiberglass. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Susan and Lewis Manilow, 2004.759. Photograph at the Driehaus Museum by Michael Tropea, 2019.

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE

Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained-Glass Windows of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Clearing a Path. Photo courtesy of DuSable Museum of African American History.

DuSable Museum of African American History

Blood in the Water: Chicago's 1919 Race Riot

Clearing a Path for Democracy: Citizen Soldiers of the Fighting 8th in World War One

History@Large: Large Scale Art and Objects from DuSable's Collection

South Side Stories: The Art & Influence of Dr. Margaret Burroughs 1960 - 1980

Artwork by Sandro Miller. Image courtesy of Catherine Edelman.

Catherine Edelman Gallery

Sandro Miller: I am Papua New Guinea

Tony Phillips, The Space Between, 1993. Oil on canvas, 48 x 58 in., Artist Collection

Elmhurst Art Museum

The McCormick House – Past, Present, Future

What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-98

Leon Polk, Constel: Blue Red straight line thru three Ovals, 1969. Courtesy of the artist and Richard Gray Gallery.

Gray Warehouse

Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space

Jeffrey Gibson, YOU BETTER LET SOME BODY LOVE YOU, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, glass beads, artificial sinew, custom wood frames, 80 x 57 in, Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta. Photo: John Lusis 

Kavi Gupta

Manish Nai

Jeffrey Gibson

Kennedy Yanko

Gladys Nilsson, Painting Nature, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Gladys Nilsson

Brandon Breaux, Pilot 11, 2017. Oil on canvas, 6 x 4ft.

Hyde Park Art Center

Ashley M. Freeby: Plots & Hems

Intersectional Touch: Center Program 2019 Final Exhibition

The Tokyo Show: Black and Brown are Beautiful

Ayana V. Jackson, Double Goddess… A Sighting in the Abyss, 2019. Courtesy of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Ayana V. Jackson: Take Me to the Water

Image courtesy of Jan Tichy

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Shapeshift 2019: Bauhaus in Chicago

Future/Past: Crossing Lines

An American Bauhaus

The Mies Project

Justin Duerr, Surrender to Survival, 2018. Pen/marker on paper, 19 ½ x 25 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist 

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Jerry's Map

Justin Duerr: Surrender to Survival

Barely Fair Logo, courtesy of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Barely Fair

Dianna Frid, DESBORDAR, 2018. Embroidery, floss, aluminum, paint, paper, canvas, 78 x 60 in.

Alan Koppel Gallery

Dianna Frid: More Time than Life

Assemble group photo, Courtesy of Assemble.

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Assemble: Tufting Gun Tapestries

 Installation view: Seeing Ideas: Sigfredo Chacón and Joe Zucker, Mana Contemporary Chicago, 2019. Photo: Tom Van Eynde

 Mana Contemporary

Seeing Ideas: Sigfredo Chacón and Joe Zucker


Five Works: Moises Salazar

Darrell Roberts, Winter Breeze, 2018. Oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in, signed, dated and titled verso.

McCormick Gallery

New Work by Darrell Roberts

David Antonio Cruz, onedayi’llturnthecornerandi’llbereadyforit, portrait of the texas girls, 2019. Oil and latex on wood. 48 x 48 in. (121.9 x 121.9 cm)  Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

Monique Meloche Gallery

David Antonio Cruz

Hanoi Street Scene, Courtesy of John David Mooney Foundation

John David Mooney Foundation

 The Albert I. Goodman Collection of Vietnamese Art

Art Takes a Town Off the Grid

Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh, Spring/Summer 2018, Look 11; courtesy of Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh. Photo: Fabien Montique

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Can You Hear Me Now?

Chicago Works: Assaf Evron

Ellen Berkenblit

Fragments of a Crucifixtion

Prisoner of Love

Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech

Melissa Ann Pinney, Selan's Beauty School, 1988.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Go Down Moses

Martha Rosler, Laburnum, Golden Chain, Stuttgart, May 1994. Courtesy of the artist.

Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals 

Artwork by Mariano Chavez, courtesy of the Ed Paschke Art Center.

Ed Paschke Art Center

Mariano Chavez: Ouroboros

Melissa Ann Pinney, Flower girl with her Mother and Grandmother, 1991. Courtesy of the artist.

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Vantage Points: Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art Museum

Courtesy of the Poetry Foundation.

Poetry Foundation

The Life of Poetry in Morden Tower

Jack Flynn, Chalk Shoal, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Prak-sis


Endurance: Paintings by Jack Flynn

Image courtesy of the artist.

Carrie Secrist Gallery

Adrian Wong

LaToya Ruby Frazier, Eugene (Red) Adams, Eugene Jr. (Andy) Adams, Bill Adams and Dan Adams, The Last Cruze, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’sEnterprise New York|Rome

The Renaissance Society

LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Last Cruze

Samson Young, Photographic still from Houses of Tomorrow, 2019, Video and sound installation. Image courtesy of the artist. Photos by Jonathan Loïc Rogers.

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Samson Young: Silver Moon or Golden Star, Which Will You Buy Of Me?

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Henry Taylor, I'm not dangerous, 2015. Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody. Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe.

Stony Island Arts Bank

In The Absence of Light: Gesture, Humor and Resistance in The Black Aesthetic

Rebuild Foundation Archival Collection

Image courtesy of the artist, Cleveland Dean.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Blue Collar

Orkideh Torabi, I asked for a hero, 2018. Fabric dye on stretched cotton, 43 x 37 in.

Western Exhibitions

Orkideh Torabi

Ruby T