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December Art Picks

Our Art Picks are created in collaboration with The Visualist, Chicago’s leading visual arts calendar, and cross-promoted through Windy City Times, one of the longest locally-published LGBTQ weeklies with a national reach. This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.

Throughout 2018 we will be highlighting exhibitions and events that are part of Art Design Chicago ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB, a year-long celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of art and design, creativity and commerce, organized by the Terra Foundation for American Art. As part of an editorial partnership with Illinois Humanities, Sixty will also be highlighting events that are part of Envisioning Justice 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n, a 19-month project that looks into how Chicagoans and Chicago artists respond to the the impact of incarceration in local communities and how the arts and humanities are used to devise strategies for lessening this impact.

December Art Picks

Closing soon:
Up through December 21
The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity, & Politics
+ Echoes: Reframing Collage  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Museum of Contemporary Photography: 600 S Michigan Av

Up through December 16
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Av

Up through December 23
Living Architecture  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
6018 North: 6018 N Kenmore Av

Up through December 30
Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Av

Up through December 30
The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S Greenwood Av

Up through December 31
Art on theMART  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Chicago Riverwalk/Merchandise Mart

Up through December 31
Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World’s Fair  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Newberry Library: 60 W Walton St

More Events:
Sat, Dec 1, 7-10pm
Black Skin/White Masks w Lumumba
Chicago Filmmakers: 5720 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
$8

Sun, Dec 2, 3-6pm
Do Not Resist?
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Sun, Dec 4, 4-8pm
In Progress: Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Dance Dialogues
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Free

Wed, Dec 5, 6- 7:30pm
Environmental Racism, Power and Justice in North Lawndale
Lawndale Christian Health Center Skyline Conference Center: 3750 W Ogden Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60623
Free

Wed, Dec 5, 7:30pm
Co-MISSION Festival of New Work
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$20

Thurs, Dec 6, 7-9pm
Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls: What Remains
MCA Warehouse: 1747 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60622
$30

Sat, Dec 8, 1-3pm
Interactive Story/Text-Based Game Making Workshop
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Fri, Dec 7, 6-9pm
Colleen Keihm & Nicole Mauser: Break Here
Filter Photo: 1821 W Hubbard St, Ste 207, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Dec 7, 7-11pm
Oh, Maker
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Dec 7, 7:30-10pm
The Murder of Fred Hampton
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Sat, Dec 8, 10am -5pm
SSCAC Holiday Affordably Art Sale
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Dec 8, 12pm
Vends + Vibes 2018: An Arts Marketplace
Arts and Public Life: 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Sat, Dec 8, 1-4pm
The Life and Times of Timuel D. Black: A Centenary Symposium
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Sat, Dec 8, 6-10pm
You Are Beautiful
YAB HQ: 3368 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Free

Sat, Dec 8, 7:30pm-12am
Krampusnacht 2018
Co-Prosperity Sphere: 3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Sun, Dec 9, 12-3pm
Iconic Black Panther: Special Performance & Artist Talk
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Mon, Dec 10, 6-8pm
Martino Stierli: Montage and the Metropolis
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: 4 W Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610
Free

Mon, Dec 10, 6-8pm
Jane Addams Day: Fighting Back, Farming, and Freedom
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Tues, Dec 11, 5:30-7pm
Women’s Work at Hull-House and Beyond: The Feminist Agenda
Glass Curtain Gallery:1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Tues, Dec 11, 6-8pm
Udita Upadhyaya and Lindsey Barlag Thornton: In Progress
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Free

Wed, Dec 12, 5:30-7:30pm
2nd Wednesday Lecture: Cultivation and Community in Chicago
Garfield Park Conservatory: 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
Free

Wed, Dec 12,6-7:30pm
SPARK Microgrant Info Session
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Wed, Dec 12, 7-9pm
Living Architecture: Murmurs of Democracy ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
6018NORTH: 6018 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Free

Wed, Dec 12, 7-9pm
2018-19 Artists in Residence Welcome Reception and Artist Talk
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: 5733 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Thurs, Dec 13, 6-7:30pm
Segregation and Immigration in Chicago Art
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership: 610 South Michigan Av
Free

Thurs, Dec 13, 6pm
Copyright Workshop
Pilsen Law Center: 1545 W 18th St
RSVP required

Fri, Dec 14, 12:30-1:30pm
Krista Franklin
Poetry Foundation: 61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 6-9pm
Zakkiyyah Najeebah Opening
ADDS DONNA: 3252 West North Ave
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 6-10pm
La Cultura Cura: Winter Arts & Healing Market
Que4 Radio: 2643 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 6-10pm
Small Works
Elephant Room Gallery: 704 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 6:30-9:30pm
My Womb es mi Altar: Afro-Latinadad Visions of the Sacred
Rootwork Gallery:  645 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60616
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 8:30pm
Mmiri: Origin Stories – Community Celebration
Moody Tongue Brewing Company: 2136 South Peoria St
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 7:45-10:45pm
Night Catches Us
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Fri, Dec 14, 3-8pm & Sat, Dec 15, 10am-7pm
Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace
Africa International House: 6200 S Drexel Ave
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 7pm
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Av
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 9am-5pm
The Chicago Black Arts Movement ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 12-6pm
Books, Brunch & Botanicals: Petal Power: Rose Medicine
Que4 Radio: 2643 W Chicago Av
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 12-2pm
ICONIC: Curator Tour & Artist Talk
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 7-11pm
Cumbia & Stanzas pt. II
Pilsen Community Books: 1102 W 18th St
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 2-3pm
Carolyn Lawrence and Robert Paige: South Side Stories ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 2-4:30pm
Tara Betts: The Vision & the line
Chicago Art Department: 1932 S Halsted St, #100, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 4-6pm
Inheritance Quilt Unveiling and Conversation
Read/Write Library Chicago: 914 N California Ave, Walton Entrance, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 6-8pm
Exposure x Black Radical Imagination: Future Enclaves
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 2nd, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Dec 15, 7-10pm
Joseph Josué Mora: Waiting for Clearance
Adler & Floyd: 3537 S Western Blvd, #5, Chicago, IL 60609
Free

Sun, Dec 16, 3-4:30pm
Move Me Soul’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Free

Fri, Dec 21, 8pm-12am
Beats and Rhymes: Fundraiser for the PR Community Archive
2628 W Division St
$10 suggested donation

Sat, Dec 22, 2pm
South Side Stories: Douglas Williams ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S Greenwood Av
Free

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Featured Image: Still of work by Kirsten Leenaars, Three Channel Video: (Re)Housing the American Dream: A message from the Future, featured in Living Architecture which closes on December 23 at 6018 North.