Art Chicago is a one-stop shop to take the temperature of what’s happening in art today. This is the place where you might actually rub shoulders with the likes of Steve Martin and Jack Nicholson and never leave the Midwest. Art Chicago is America’s most established international art show. Over 150 galleries from around the world are represented and the works of over 2,500 artists will be for sale. Art Chicago, American’s most established international art show, will be held on Navy Pier May 7-10; www.artchicago.com. Pictured: Yang Yi’s ‘Untitled #1,’ Art Beatus Gallery.
The exposition also serves as trigger for a wealth of exhibits at other city institutions, like the Chicago Cultural Center, The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Terra Museum, not to mention the Art Institute of Chicago, which will close its Rembrandt show on May 9. Art Chicago, held in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, hours are 12-8 p.m. on May 7 and May 8; and 12-6 p.m. on May 9 and May 10. General admission is $15, but you can get a two-day pass for $25, or a three-day for $35. Seniors and students are $10. For more information visit the Web site at www.artchicago.com.