Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan
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Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now

Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave., 4th Fl., Chicago

More than forty cartoonists with Chicago ties are represented in an exhibition that explores the ways that comics are used not only to entertain readers, but to engage them in the relevant social and political issues of their time. The exhibit is divided into four sections spanning Chicago comics history, including 1960-1970s: The Underground; 1980-1990s: Alternative Weeklies, Comic Books, and Zines; 1990-2000s: Graphic Novels and Community; and 2010-Now: Chicago Rising.


“Frida Kahlo: Timeless” Exhibition Virtual Tours


Virtual tours of the blockbuster exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" with original artwork by iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo will continue through October 15 in honor of National Latino Heritage Month. The virtual tour includes a twenty-six-piece collection of Kahlo's work on loan from the Museo Dolores Olmedo as well as a multimedia timeline, 100+ photographic images from the artist’s life, a family-friendly children’s area, and a Frida Kahlo-inspired garden designed by Ball Horticultural Company, enabling museum-goers of all ages to grasp an understanding of Kahlo’s life and work through a variety of contexts. The on-demand virtual tours are accessible to


A Time to Grieve: Día de Los Muertos Exhibition

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

This year’s exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from Mexico and the U.S. who have died from COVID-19. The National Museum of Mexican Arts invites all to contemplate this moment with new artistic expressions by local artists and site-specific installations created by artists from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Adam Toledo, the thirteen-year-old whom Chicago police shot and killed earlier this year in La Villita, is also being remembered at the museum's exhibit. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday; closed on Monday.