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Our Spring 2021 Guide to Chicago

We've rounded up open local attractions you must visit when in the Windy City

Every trip to Chicago provides for unforgettable moments. Whether traveling with friends, family or even by yourself for business, there is so much to see and do. If you are…

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Artist Check-in: Nuveen Barwari

Nashville-based artist, Nuveen Barwari shares what she is looking forward to this year in her art practice, what has changed since the last time we caught up with her in 2020, and her advice for everyone.

Artist Check-In: Josh Azzarella and Tiffany Calvert

Louisville-based artists Josh Azzarella and Tiffany Calvert share more about the new projects they have been working on this past year, how they have adapted their studio practices over the years with multiple jobs and a kid, (and, now, more recently, in a pandemic), and how they are cultivating community for themselves and others.


Artist Check-in: Duncan McDaniel

Nashville-based artist, Duncan McDaniel, shares more about his artistic process, upcoming projects he is working on, and what he has learned this pandemic year. On April 3, his show ROOTED will open at The Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville.  Check out their website to learn more about how to see the show.

Curator and Artist Check-in: Ciera McKissick and Erin LeAnn Mitchell

On Friday, March 19, Chicago-based curator and artist, Ciera McKissick and Erin LeAnn Mitchell, will be in conversation as part of our ongoing series at 21c Chicago, Curator Conversations. 21c caught up with Ciera and Erin to check-in about what exciting projects they are working on this year, what gives them hope, and any advice they think that might be useful to others for their own lives and artistic/curatorial practices.

Artist Check-in: Nick Cave and Bob Faust

On Friday February 12, 21c Museum Director and Chief Curator, Alice Gray Stites, spoke with artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust about their recent commission, Wallworks, at 21c Chicago, the projects they have undertaken during the protests, election, and pandemic, and words of wisdom on how to manifest creative ideas. Check out their full conversation in the video below.

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