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Chicago Region: Art, Literature, & Performing Arts

Online resources about art, literature, & performing arts in Chicago

What's happening now

Several Chicago-area publications make it easy for you to keep up with the local arts scene. Check both Time Out Chicago and the Chicago Reader for music, arts, culture, and film listings.

Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders

Carl Sandburg, Chicago. 1916.

Books from Oakton's Library

You can find additional lists of great books about the Chicago region under many of the subject tabs shown above.

Crocker, J. (2004). Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. Chicago, IL.

Crocker, J. (2004). Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza. Chicago, IL.

Suggested subject headings

  • Chicago (Ill.) - In literature
  • Chicago (Ill.) - Intellectual life
  • American literature - Illinois - Chicago
  • Art, American - Illinois - Chicago
  • Art, Modern - 20th century - Illinois - Chicago
  • Arts and society - Illinois - Chicago
  • Popular music - Illinois - Chicago
  • Blues musicians - Illinois - Chicago
  • African Americans - Illinois - Chicago - Music
  • Blues (Music) - Illinois - Chicago
  • Popular culture - Illinois - Chicago
  • Jazz - Illinois - Chicago
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