Butterfly Forest

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Watch as gorgeous butterflies emerge from their chrysalises to flutter among cheerful tropical blooms and enchant nature lovers of every age. Find more details at phipps.conservatory.org.

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RACE: Are We So Different?

Jul 30, 2014 - Oct 29, 2014

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RACE: Are We So Different? is a groundbreaking exploration of the experience of living with race in America. The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive...

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Penny Mateer: Protest Series

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

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Inspired by protest songs from the 1960s and current political debates, local fiber artist Penny Mateer brings new meaning to vintage textiles and traditional patterning in her most recent body of work. The quilts and fiber pieces featured in Protest Series demonstrate a broad range of techniques and forms and reference evocative notions of home, America, and our individual political identities.

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Featuring work by the most innovative and cutting-edge craft artists, the Transformation series is a biennial juried exhibition focusing on one of six traditional craft media - wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass, and found materials - in rotation. Transformation 9 explores the irresistible diversity of ceramics. (Not open Sundays.)

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David Hartt: Stray Light

Jul 30, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014

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David Hartt: Stray Light presents color photographs, sculptures, and a video installation by Chicago-based Canadian artist David Hartt (b. 1967) reflecting on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company in downtown Chicago.

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Faked, Forgotten, Found showcases conservators’ forensic analysis of five Renaissance paintings in the museum’s collection that have undergone significant scientific analysis and conservation. The discoveries about each work are presented through extensive multimedia documentation, highlighting a fascinating but little-seen aspect of museum practice.

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La Cour des Miracles

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

The robots in this interactive installation act as “fake” humans, displaying symptoms of “abnormal” psychological behaviors and uttering expressions of discomfort. They moan in response to the audience’s physical engagement and interactions with them.

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Monotype Prints

Jul 30, 2014 - Sep 3, 2014

Artist Jo-Anne Bates was inspired to create the works in this exhibition from her travels in South Africa nearly ten years ago. Bates says, “The incredible colors and textures of the land, the people, and their clothing” made a lasting impression on her, and subsequently on her work.

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