Art Design Chicago Now

Art Design Chicago Now was a series of public conversations, hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes collections tours, and digital storytelling that amplified the voices of Chicago’s diverse community of makers―past and present. Featuring archivists, academics, artists, and curators, Art Design Chicago Now examined the impact of the city’s creative heritage on contemporary life.

Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Art Design Chicago Now helped to deepen understanding of the essential role the city’s creatives play and have played in shaping the now, in Chicago and beyond. The series anticipates Art Design Chicago 2024, which features a wide array of exhibitions and events that elevate the multiplicity of voices so central to the city’s dynamic artistic identity and cultural history.

For recordings of past Art Design Chicago Now events and other video resources, visit our videos page.