SPRING PROGRAM

The program will run nightly at 9:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
We invite you to enjoy our current programming from the comfort of your home in lieu of joining us in person on the Chicago Riverwalk. 

On View

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Astrographics, The Adler Planetarium
NOW–July 4, 2021

Astrographics explores ways in which humans conceptualize and visualize the universe and how that changes over time. The piece consists of four movements (Earth, Other Worlds, Stars and Beyond) which will transport the viewer from Earth to other planets and stars, then out to the deeper and more speculative realms.

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Hope is a Light: Select Works from the CPS Class of 2021, Chicago Public Schools
May 20–June 26, 2021

Art on theMART is establishing a new ongoing partnership with Chicago Public Schools and its All-City Arts Program. The first joint project will showcase the artwork of selected CPS seniors as part of a new animated projection entitled Hope is a Light: Select Works from the Chicago Public School Class of 2021. The partnership is supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events with support by iHeartRadio.

Upcoming Projections

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The Obama Portraits, Art Institute of Chicago
June 17 – September 16, 2021

In conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s presentation of The Obama Portraits, we are presenting a dynamically animated projection of the portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. Former Chicago residents, the Obamas have a unique connection to the city. Wiley painted President Obama against greenery, with chrysanthemums; the flowers have symbolic meaning as the official flower of Chicago. Amy Sherald captured the former First Lady against light-blue background, sitting and gazing directly at the viewer. Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald are the first African American artists commissioned to paint portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s collection of a former President and First Lady. A musical score will accompany the piece. The original paintings that inspire our projections can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago June 18 – August 15.

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Frida Kahlo: Timeless, Cleve Carney Museum of Art
July 5 – September 16

On July 5, the eve of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s birthday, a new piece celebrating her work, designed by George Berlin, will be unveiled. On the occasion of the Frida Kahlo: Timeless exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage (June 5 – September 6, 2021), the piece will feature and transform several of Kahlo’s most recognizable works including Self Portrait with Small Monkey (1945) and Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress (1926). Accompanied by an orchestral score from Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, recorded by New Philharmonic, the projection commemorates Kahlo’s artistic legacy, which will be further explored in Frida Kahlo: Timeless, the most comprehensive presentation of Kahlo’s work displayed in the Chicago area in over 40 years.

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Footnotes, Wills Glasspiegel and Brandon K. Calhoun
July 5–September 16, 2021

Footnotes is an animated projection focusing on Chicago footwork, produced by artists and filmmakers Wills Glasspiegel and Brandon K. Calhoun, featuring original music by DJ Spinn, the Chicago Bucket Boys, Angel Bat David, Elisha Chandler and Amal Hubert from Hypnotic Brass Band.

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the light of the dark, Eighth Blackbird and Xuan
July 5–September 16, 2021

Created by the Chicago-based, Grammy-Award winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird and new media artist and filmmaker Xuan, the light of the dark features music by renowned composer and Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon, written for and recorded by the ensemble, as the inspiration. for projections by Xuan.

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Woven, Spectralina
July 5–September 16, 2021

Visual artist Selina Trepp and musician Dan. Bitney collaborate as Spectralina, interlacing music inspired by Chicago’s rich musical history with hand-drawn animations of images of woven patterns founding the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Chicago.