Spring into spring in Chicago

April 2, 2011 7:51:03 AM PDT
Chicago is shaking off its winter coat, and if that has you inspired to head out to explore the city, there are plenty of things to do this month.

Karen Vaughan, Director of Public Affairs with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events was in our ABC7 studio to talk about a few events and activities.

1. Large-Scale Sculptural Installation Comes to Millennium Park
Starting April 6, you can check out "The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge." The Mexican sculptor's work reveals a fascination with form and geometry. Her large spheres defy gravity and space, conveying a rhythmic beauty and the sense of a larger universal order.

2. Explore Chicago's Diverse Selection of Museums
Chicago is world-renowned for its diverse collection of museums, which bring to life a variety of subjects, including Chicago history, modern art, African-American culture, astronomy, natural history and much more.

A variety of exhibitions will be on display throughout the spring, including Body Worlds & The Cycle Of Life at the Museum of Science and Industry through September 5.

3. Artropolis Celebrates Art, Antiques and Culture
Art enthusiasts should head to the Merchandise Mart from April 29 to May 2 to attend Artropolis 2011, Chicago's celebration of art, antiques and culture. Consisting of Art Chicago, NEXT and The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, Artropolis once again features something for everyone - from the novice art enthusiast to the veteran collector.

4. Chicago Guidebook of Special Values
Enjoy special discounts at many of Chicago's most popular attractions, museums, restaurants, shops and much more. Brought to you by the Chicago Office of Tourism, the ChicaGo Guide to Special Values lets you save while exploring, shopping, and dining around the city.