"The Modernist Painter" at Gallery 19 The opening day of a group show featuring paintings that explore concepts of modernist landscape art in a postmodern era. Reception 6:30 PM.
"The Production Line of Happiness" at Art Institute of Chicago The first day to view work by photographer Christopher Williams that critiques the conventions of commercial images and photojournalism.
"The Tyranny of Good Taste" at Columbia College Glass Curtain Gallery The last day to view a group show exploring defiance of the art-world order in hard economic times. Read Sarah Nardi's write-up here.
"Books" at Corbett vs. Dempsey The final day of an exhibition featuring Arturo Herrera's mixed-media works on the pages of books.
"Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain" at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Your last chance to view an exhibit containing textiles, clothing, home decor, and more from the World War II-era UK. The artifacts give insight into the war's influence on fashion and beauty.
"Strange Bedfellows" at Columbia College's Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery This traveling collection of collaborative work explores the nature of queer art. Yasmin Nair recommends the exhibit because it "manages to be evocative rather than simply declarative."