Design Museum of Chicago

Design Museum of Chicago We are a non-profit museum located in the Chicago Loop focused on making design accessible to everyone through free exhibitions and public programming.
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Remember goals and motivation that didn't involve snow, ice, and meetings that could have been emails? Join Chicago Boot...
02/16/2021
Think Better with Ayelet Fishbach - | Hong Kong | The University of Chicago

Remember goals and motivation that didn't involve snow, ice, and meetings that could have been emails? Join Chicago Booth's Ayelet Fishbach, Northwestern University's Rima Toure-Tillery, and the Chicago Booth Center for Decision Research tomorrow (Wed. 2/17) at 6pm for a discussion on best practices for setting goals, monitoring progress, juggling multiple goals, and soliciting social support. (Don't worry, the page says it starts at 8 am, but only if you're in Hong Kong!)

https://www.uchicago.hk/events/think-better-with-ayelet-fishbach-stay-motivated/

What does behavioral science teach us about goals and motivation? In this installment of the Think Better speaker series, Chicago Booth's Ayelet Fishbach and Northwestern University's Rima Toure-Tillery will discuss best practices for setting goals, monitoring progress, juggling multiple goals, and....

Instead of mindlessly scrolling Instagram in search of inspiration, mindfully scroll the School of the Art Institute of ...
02/16/2021

Instead of mindlessly scrolling Instagram in search of inspiration, mindfully scroll the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2021 Senior Portfolio Exhibition and be inspired by the next generation of artists and designers! Comprised of work by Chicago Public Schools and CPS Arts seniors, the gallery is full of work that'll wow you.

Check it out now: https://cpsallcityvisualarts.org/senior-portfolio/2021-exhibition/⁠

Featured illustration by Washington High School senior Daniela Loza, titled, "No smile No sorrow"

If you're anything like us, you're running out of indoor activities that distract you from, well, everything. These gorg...
02/14/2021

If you're anything like us, you're running out of indoor activities that distract you from, well, everything. These gorgeous 1,000-piece puzzles from Winkpuzzles are that perfect meditative activity with colors and designs that'll brighten up your day or week or however long a 1,000-piece puzzle takes you.

Check out the collection in our shop: https://designchicagoshop.org/collections/wink-design-atelier-puzzles

To showcase some of the incredible work done by our former interns, we added a section in our newly relaunched online sh...
02/12/2021

To showcase some of the incredible work done by our former interns, we added a section in our newly relaunched online shop featuring merchandise they've designed! All proceeds from the sale of intern-designed products go towards continuing to fund our paid internship program.

Check 'em out: https://designchicagoshop.org/collections/apparel-accessories/intern-designed

Totes in slides 1 and 3 were designed by our Fall 2020 design intern Bynn Shen and the tote in slide 2 was designed by our Summer 2020 design intern Maddi Racine (Maddi Mae Design)

Call for Curators: 2021/22 Curatorial FellowshipEvanston Art Center believes that some communities are all too rarely re...
02/11/2021
Call for Curators: 2021/22 Curatorial Fellowship | Evanston Art Center

Call for Curators: 2021/22 Curatorial Fellowship

Evanston Art Center believes that some communities are all too rarely represented in the curatorial world. To address this situation, the EAC is specifically seeking a Black, Indigenous or Person of Color (BIPOC) curator with ties to communities of color in Evanston and the Chicago Metro-area to create an exhibition, along with related materials.

Learn more about the opportunity here: https://www.evanstonartcenter.org/node/29395?mc_cid=537624d933&mc_eid=UNIQID

SECTION 1 – PROGRAM OVERVIEW & DESCRIPTION Name of program: 2021 / 2022 Curatorial Fellowship Program Overview:

Friedman Place - A Community for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a nonprofit supportive living community fo...
02/10/2021

Friedman Place - A Community for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a nonprofit supportive living community for adults who are blind or visually impaired. The organization was one of two recipients of the 2020 Design Impact Grants. In this photograph, a resident enjoys a bit of art therapy, one of the many ways Friedman Place serves their community.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 round of Design Impact Grants as part of our partnership with Designing a Better Chicago! Do you know an individual or organization whose work uses design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities? Nominate them for one of these project-specific grants to support their work!

Make a nomination: https://forms.gle/AifVaUyCxazUYrqB6

Designing a Better Chicago is a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon Shows and The MART, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Design Museum of Chicago. The Design Impact Grants are generously funded by NeoCon and theMART.⁠

Learn more about the initiative at designingabetterchicago.org

02/10/2021

Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired (Friedman Place - A Community for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired) is a nonprofit supportive living community for adults who are blind or visually impaired. The organization was one of two recipients of the 2020 Design Impact Grants. In this photograph, a resident enjoys a bit of art therapy, one of the many ways Friedman Place serves their community.

Nominations are now open for the 2021 round of Design Impact Grants as part of our partnership with Designing a Better Chicago! Do you know an individual or organization whose work uses design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities? Nominate them for one of these project-specific grants to support their work!

Make a nomination: https://forms.gle/AifVaUyCxazUYrqB6

Designing a Better Chicago is a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon Shows and The MART, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Design Museum of Chicago. The Design Impact Grants are generously funded by NeoCon and theMART.⁠

Learn more about the initiative at designingabetterchicago.org

Engage with nature and creativity as you make art using found materials with artist Gunjan Kumar in our first workshop o...
02/06/2021
Design Museum Works with Office of Experience: Nature Inside Out

Engage with nature and creativity as you make art using found materials with artist Gunjan Kumar in our first workshop of the year, in collaboration with Office of Experience

This workshop focuses on our engagement with nature as we aim to better understand our shared resources and psychological functions in the face of current times. As we work towards this ambition, participants are asked to pause and observe their surroundings, sensitizing themselves to the environment around. They will be collecting materials, preferably natural or naturally derived, from their homes, gardens, alleys, art studios, etc. prior to the workshop. These materials will then be interwoven with techniques, some that have existed for over thousand years, across various cultures and geographies.

Get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-museum-works-with-office-of-experience-nature-inside-out-tickets-137496863821

Engage with nature and creativity as you make art using found materials with artist Gunjan Kumar.

01/27/2021
Scholarships – CPS All-City Visual Arts Exhibitions

We are so excited to share that three Advanced Arts at Gallery 37 students from Winter Showcase were selected for scholarships awarded by 50,000feet and ourselves! #aapg37

A huge congratulations to:

1. Laylah Freeman,Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, $500 Scholarship
2. Ariana Winters, Disney II HS, $500 Scholarship
3. Tyler King, Kenwood HS, $250 Scholarship

Check out their work and more: https://cpsallcityvisualarts.org/scholarships/

These scholarships support students’ ongoing pursuit of creativity, whether it be in purchasing supplies, taking classes, or other methods. Students do not need to be nominated or apply. Winners are selected by representatives from sponsoring organizations, CPS, and the Design Museum.

Do you know an individual or organization who is using design for civic good? Nominations for the 2021 Design Impact Gra...
01/26/2021
Designing a Better Chicago — Design Museum of Chicago

Do you know an individual or organization who is using design for civic good? Nominations for the 2021 Design Impact Grant program as part of our ongoing partnership with Designing a Better Chicago are due March 12! The program provides annual project-specific grants to individuals and organizations using design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities.

Nomination and submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.designchicago.org/grants/designing-a-better-chicago

⁠The Design Impact Grant program is a key component of Designing a Better Chicago, a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon Shows and The MART, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Design Museum of Chicago, which is focused on highlighting and supporting Chicago’s extraordinary design legacy and community. The Design Impact Grants are generously funded by NeoCon and theMART.⁠

Additional information about Designing a Better Chicago can be found at designingabetterchicago.org.

Design Impact Grants 2021 Nominations open now through March 12th! The Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ), NeoCon , and the Design Museum of Chicago are thrilled to announce the second year of Designing a Better Chicago.  Designing a Better Chica

The Elmhurst Art Museum has announced a new exhibition that reflects on historical and contemporary responses to fair ho...
01/25/2021

The Elmhurst Art Museum has announced a new exhibition that reflects on historical and contemporary responses to fair housing in the Chicagoland area, In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and The Fight for Fair Housing, on view at the Museum March 4 through June 20, 2021. The complementary exhibition, There is Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public Housing as Memorial, in the historic McCormick House, adjacent to the Museum, is currently open through May 8, 2021.

Learn more: https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/exhibitions/

This is a unique submission to our poster exchange by designer Elise Grinkemeyer: a 2021 calendar! Unlike 2020 which was...
01/24/2021

This is a unique submission to our poster exchange by designer Elise Grinkemeyer: a 2021 calendar! Unlike 2020 which was an alternate dimension where time made no sense, you'll probably have use for one of these this year. Submit your unique work before January 29!

Submission info: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

Black Design in America is the first in a series of BIPOC Centered design history courses facilitated by Polymode. Throu...
01/22/2021

Black Design in America is the first in a series of BIPOC Centered design history courses facilitated by Polymode. Through pre-recorded lectures, readings, and live discussions, the class will shed light on moments of oppression and visibility. The series revisits and rewrites the course of design history in a way that centers previously marginalized designers, cultural figures—and particularly BIPOC and QTPOC people. The classes will be recorded and available for watching asynchronously beyond the mentioned dates.

Check out upcoming lectures and recorded talks: https://bipocdesignhistory.com/

Image: Buddy Esquire, Kips Bay Boys Club, Feb. 13, 1982 Flyer Design, Cornell Hip Hop Collection

Nominations are now open for the 2021 round of Design Impact Grants as part of our partnership with Designing a Better C...
01/21/2021
Designing a Better Chicago — Design Museum of Chicago

Nominations are now open for the 2021 round of Design Impact Grants as part of our partnership with Designing a Better Chicago! Do you know an individual or organization whose work uses design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities? Nominate them for one of these project-specific grants to support their work!

Learn more here: https://www.designchicago.org/grants/designing-a-better-chicago

Designing a Better Chicago is a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon Shows and theMART, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and the Design Museum of Chicago. The Design Impact Grants are generously funded by NeoCon and theMART.

Design Impact Grants 2021 The Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ), NeoCon , and the Design Museum of Chicago are thrilled to announce the second year of Designing a Better Chicago.  Designing a Better Chicago is aimed at elevating the visibility of

Here's another great submission to our poster exchange by Abner Amador, titled, "Sin Rostro." For the exchange, we're ac...
01/20/2021

Here's another great submission to our poster exchange by Abner Amador, titled, "Sin Rostro." For the exchange, we're accepting illustration, photography, graphic design, collage, and basically any other medium that fits in a 15x19" printing area! Submissions close January 29. ⁠

Submission info: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

Attn: currently enrolled studentsWe're currently looking for a design intern to join our team for the spring semester! D...
01/18/2021

Attn: currently enrolled students

We're currently looking for a design intern to join our team for the spring semester! Due to COVID restrictions, we are open to fully remote candidates. This position is paid.

Learn more: https://www.designchicago.org/opportunities

In case you haven't heard, the deadline to submit to our poster exchange has been extended to January 29. Get your work ...
01/17/2021

In case you haven't heard, the deadline to submit to our poster exchange has been extended to January 29. Get your work out into the world and see what other people are creating!

Submission information: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

Featured poster designed and submitted by Nick Fury, titled, "FLAMIN' HOT."

Changes in economic, environmental, infrastructural, and health conditions are constantly reshaping our cities and commu...
01/14/2021
Devising Long-term Initiatives to Shape Equitable Futures « Upcoming Programs « Engage « Chicago Architecture Biennial

Changes in economic, environmental, infrastructural, and health conditions are constantly reshaping our cities and communities. However, the impact and capacity to respond to these changing conditions are not equal. What are the long-term initiatives that can shape an equitable future? How can residents, especially those most vulnerable, have equitable access to resources to provide stability?

Join Chicago Architecture Biennial on January 19 for Devising Long-term Initiatives to Shape Equitable Futures. The event is free and open to the public.

https://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/engage/january_19?mc_cid=322e054848&mc_eid=8d5f05ff7d

We've got good news for all you procrastinators out there! We've extended the deadline for our poster exchange to *Janua...
01/13/2021

We've got good news for all you procrastinators out there! We've extended the deadline for our poster exchange to *January 29*! Show us what you got.

View the submission guidelines: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

Featured poster designed and submitted by Katherine Steiner, titled "Venus in Horto" — only available to purchase for poster exchange participants!

Got your files ready? The deadline to submit to our upcoming poster exchange is Monday, Jan 11. Get some new eyes on you...
01/08/2021

Got your files ready? The deadline to submit to our upcoming poster exchange is Monday, Jan 11. Get some new eyes on your work and be inspired by what others are making!

Check out the submission guidelines: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

📷:: poster by former graphic design intern Yash Rastogi at 2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAIC AIGA Viscom show

If there was ever a time to recognize and support individuals and organizations using design for civic good, it’s now. D...
01/07/2021
Designing a Better Chicago — Design Museum of Chicago

If there was ever a time to recognize and support individuals and organizations using design for civic good, it’s now. Despite the challenges 2020 posed, nominations are now open for the 2021 Design Impact Grant program as part of our ongoing partnership with Designing a Better Chicago. The program provides annual project-specific grants to individuals and organizations using design or design principles to directly address pressing issues in Chicago communities. Nomination and submission guidelines can be found here: https://www.designchicago.org/grants/designing-a-better-chicago

The 2020 grantees were Chicago Mobile Makers, a nonprofit that offers youth design-thinking and problem-solving workshops and Maplewood Housing for the Visually Impaired (Friedman Place - A Community for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired), a nonprofit supportive living community for adults who are blind or visually impaired. 2021 nominations are due by midnight on March 12, 2021.

The Design Impact Grant program is a key component of Designing a Better Chicago, a collaborative initiative organized and supported by NeoCon Shows and theMART, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events , and the Design Museum of Chicago, which is focused on highlighting and supporting Chicago’s extraordinary design legacy and community. The Design Impact Grants are generously funded by NeoCon and theMART.

Additional information about Designing a Better Chicago can be found at designingabetterchicago.org.

Design Impact Grants 2021 The Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ( DCASE ), NeoCon , and the Design Museum of Chicago are thrilled to announce the second year of Designing a Better Chicago.  Designing a Better Chicago is aimed at elevating the visibility of

Post👏 er👏 ex👏change! The deadline to submit is this upcoming Monday, January 11. Check out what other people are making ...
01/06/2021

Post👏 er👏 ex👏change! The deadline to submit is this upcoming Monday, January 11. Check out what other people are making and put your own work out into the world!

Check out the submission guidelines: https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

📷: 2017 Type Hike installation at Block Thirty Seven by Yaro Banduro

Submissions for our first ever poster exchange are due in *~*one week*~*! Submit a poster and you’ll get to choose a pos...
01/04/2021

Submissions for our first ever poster exchange are due in *~*one week*~*! Submit a poster and you’ll get to choose a poster designed by someone else to be mailed to you. Spice up your walls, find a great birthday gift, other things you do with posters, etc.⁠

Submit your work today! https://designchicagoshop.org/pages/the-print-swap

📷 by Chris Mendoza at 2018 opening of Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container at Block Thirty Seven

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