Spring 2021 Programming

The program will run nightly at 8:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. In keeping with City of Chicago guidelines, all visitors must practice social distancing and wear a face covering while viewing the projections.



The Adler Planetarium
April 1–July 4, 2021

Astrographics will explore ways in which humans conceptualize and visualize their universe, and how that has changed over time. The piece will consist of four movements (Earth, Other Worlds, Stars and Beyond) which will transport the viewer from Earth to other planets and stars, then out to deeper and more speculative realms. Each of these movements features scientific visualizations based on real data showing the scale of the universe.

The visuals, produced by the Adler Planetarium, are woven together with imagery from the world’s telescopes and works on paper from the Adler’s collections. Accompanying the projection will be music from the Sun Ra Arkestra archives from the Experimental Sound Studio. Astrographics artistically showcases both historic perceptions of space and more recent advances in the understanding of the universe. 



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.

Any CPS high school senior is eligible to be part of this program. Artworks selected for the 2020-21 CPS All-City Visual Arts Senior Portfolio (either Honorable Mention or Exhibition) are automatically under consideration for inclusion in the Art on theMART exhibition. Seniors must submit through the All-City Visual Arts High School Exhibition portals to be considered by the deadline of March 26, 2021. To view submission guidelines, please visit www.cpsarts.org/news/artonthemart.