SPRING PROGRAM

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.

We invite you to enjoy our current programming from the comfort of you home in lieu of joining us in person on the Chicago Riverwalk. 

Current Projections

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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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Bisa Butler: Portraits, Art Institute of Chicago 
NOW–May 19, 2021

These captivating portraits by contemporary American artist Bisa Butler are presented in alignment with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Bisa Butler: Portraits. Butler’s portrait quits present an expansive view of history and engage with themes such as family, community, migration, the promise of youth, and artistic legacies.

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Monet and Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago 
NOW–May 19, 2021

In conjunction with the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition Monet and Chicago we present four iconic paintings by famed Impressionist Claude Monet. The projections are accompanied by the classical music composition “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy.

Upcoming Projections

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.

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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.