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From the Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden and interesting exhibits to impressive performances and kid-friendly activities, there's so much happening on Chicago's North Shore this winter.

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Now - June 30, 2017
CONTEMPORARY NATIVE WOMEN OPENING DOORS TO CHANGE
A year- long exhibit takes an in-depth look at twelve Native female leaders whose contributions have shaped the future in a range of social justice issues from tribal sovereignty, culture and language, land and environmental issues, imagery and stereotypes to the arts.
Location: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, 3001 Central Stret, Evanston
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Now - January 7, 2018
HOW IT IS, BUT HOW IT SHOULD BE: AN IMAGINED LIFE OUTSIDE OF GURS
How It is, But How It Should Be: An Imagined Life Outside of Gurs. While imprisoned in Camp de Gurs in unoccupied France in 1941, a young artist named Trudl Besag made an illustrated booklet and gave it to a fellow prisoner, Rosa Hirschbruch, for her 65th birthday. The booklet, entitled "So ist es, aber, so soll’s sein" (How it is, but how it should be), vividly illuminates the daily life in Gurs, presents an artful and hopeful response to imprisonment, and captures the will of these prisoners to continue to dream of another life.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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Now - April 25, 2017
CHILDREN'S CHINA AT KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius at Kohl Children's Museum portrays the present-day activities that Chinese families practice, as well as their roots in Confucius’ teachings. Read Confucius’ quotes, explore hands-on activities, and immerse yourself in innovative technology and authentic artifacts to gain an understanding of Confucius' impact on modern Chinese life.    
Location: Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview
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Now - April 16, 2017
KADER ATTIA: REFLECTING MEMORY
Kader Attia: Reflecting Memory. The Block Museum will present an exhibition of newly commissioned work by the internationally acclaimed French-Algerian artist Kader Attia (b. 1970), based in part on the artist’s research in the collections of Northwestern University’s Herskovits Library of African Studies and interviews with university faculty across disciplines. Conceived as an installation, the exhibition will feature collage, a sculpture, and an extended film-essay.
Location: Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston
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Now - April 2, 2017
MINING PICTURES: STORIES FROM ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND
Mining Pictures: Stories from Above and Below Ground looks at ways artists and other image makers construct narratives about industry. The exhibition features artworks and documents of mining, and the complex networks of power, technology, and family and labor relations that keep this industry in motion. In bringing these works together, Mining Pictures seeks to illuminate the representational tropes of scientific progress and human sentiment and expose the constructed quality of the visual stories about industry.
Location: Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive , Evanston
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Now - June 18, 2017
OPERATION FINALE: THE CAPTURE AND TRIAL OF ADOLF EICHMANN
Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann. The dramatic story behind one of the world’s most notorious escaped Nazi war criminals being brought to justice is told using recently declassified artifacts from the Mossad, Israel’s Secret Intelligence Service. This is the first time this exhibition has ever left the State of Israel and the first exhibition in the United States to fully document the pursuit, capture, extradition and 1961 trial of a principal perpetrator of The Final Solution.
Location: Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie
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