Special Exhibit

“Streets, Blocks and Neighborhood” by Björn Sjögren

Friday, Jan. 16Sunday, March 15

Exhibit Opening, Friday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Gallery Walk, Saturday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.
Family Night, Friday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Start with Art, Friday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – noon
Exhibit Closing, Sunday, March 15, 4 p.m.

Björn Sjögren’s creations, inspired by his experiences, are mingled with a type of Scandinavian design simplicity. Starting in 1987 with the idea that an image could be built by using dots, waves and lines, Sjögren developed a process of constructing art from pixels, which was a unique concept at the time. He also places the title beneath the image to let the words interact with the design above and allow the viewer’s brain to produce the full picture. To learn more about the artist visit his website.

Please note that there will be limited viewing of the exhibit when events are taking place in the gallery. If you are planning a special trip to see this exhibit, call ahead to confirm that there is open access that day.



General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


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