The four-day extravaganza brings together 100 galleries from the U.S. and abroad under the roof of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Sept 20–23. One-day pass $20, four-day pass $65.
“Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects”
Behind architect Jeanne Gang is a firm of talented individuals. This exhibition captures the feel of Gang’s working studio and includes drawings, material samples, project mock-ups, scale models and digital media. Sept 24–Feb 24. Art Institute of Chicago. Free with general admission, $18, students and seniors $12, kids under 14 free.
“Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints”
The 19th century’s technological innovations in printing brought vivid color to the masses. “Awash in Color” features more than 100 vivid prints and illustrated books from Japan and France. Oct 4–Jan 20. Smart Museum of Art. Free.
Logan Center for the Arts grand opening celebration
The University of Chicago’s new Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is packing its grand-opening celebration with an array of art exhibitions, performances and special events. Oct 12–14. 915 E 60th St (773-702-2787). Free.
“Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac”
The Bouroullec brothers have built a reputation as designers of innovative furniture, housewares and lighting. Their “microarchitecture” includes versatile, space-defining objects like room partitions, floor coverings and high-backed seating. Oct 20–Jan 20. Museum of Contemporary Art. Free with general admission, $12, students and seniors $7, kids 12 and under free.