Chicago Cultural Center Unveils Slate of New Programming this Spring

The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will welcome new and returning visual art exhibitions, music performances, film programming, and more this spring throughout the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St). Fondly referred to as “The People’s Palace,” the Center attracts locals and visitors year-round with its breathtaking architecture, tours, and free arts programming. 

The popular “Under the Dome” concert series returns, featuring dynamic performances by multi-instrumentalist NNAMDI and Midwest Americana artist Jodi under the Preston Bradley Hall Tiffany dome. The free show takes place on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm). Headliner NNAMDÏ is fresh off the release of his latest album Please Have a Seat, which serves as a request to sit down, be present, and take in a moment. RSVPs are recommended.

Other new programming includes the latest exhibition Surviving the Long Wars: Reckon and Reimagine recently opened in the fourth floor Exhibit Hall and is one of five visual art exhibitions on display at the Chicago Cultural Center this spring. Reckon and Reimagine explores the multiple, overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse and entangled communities impacted by war.

Critically acclaimed exhibition, Nelly Agassi: No Limestone, No Marble extends through May 14 in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Chicago Rooms. Celebrate the close of the exhibition, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, presented by Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy, with live music from the Chicago Sinfonietta and featured Legends and Legacies philanthropists, April 15 from 12-3 p.m. in Randolph Square. 
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