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February Art Picks

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This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.
Feb 1-4, 7-9pm
Eclipsing: death and transformation
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$20

Fri, Feb 1, 6:30-8pm
Jun Fujita: Oblivion Catalog Release Party
Japanese American Service Committee: 4427 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Free

Fri, Feb 1, 7-10pm
I Am Cuba
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Fri, Feb 1, 7-11pm
The world can never be exactly what you want it to be.
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Feb 1, 7-11pm
Small Gestures
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Feb 2, 2-3pm
Artist Dialogue: kg and Betsy Odom
DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Free

Sat, Feb 2, 2-4pm
Forgotten Forms
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Free

Sat, Feb 2, 4-7pm
Maia Cruz Palileo: All The While I Thought You Had Received This
Moniquemeloche: 451 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Tue, Feb 5, 6-7:30pm
Elmgreen & Dragset
The Art Institute of Chicago: Rubloff Auditorium: 230 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Wed, Feb 6, 6-8pm
Shimon Attie
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ferguson Hall: 600 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Wed, Feb 6, 6:30-8:30pm
In-Session: Imani Elizabeth Jackson & Jo Stewart
Threewalls: 2738 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Thurs, Feb 7, 12-1pm
Secrets of the Collection: Conserving Photographs
The Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Thurs, Feb 7, 5:30-7pm
Women in the Alcoves
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Thurs, Feb 7, 7:30pm
Stage: Ingri Fiksdal and Jonas Corell Petersen: State
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
$10-30

Thurs, Feb 7th, 8th & 10th
Miller & Shellabarger: Untitled (Pink Tube)
DePaul Art Museum
Free

Fri, Feb 8, 6-8pm
Christopher Wool
Corbett vs. Dempsey: 2156 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Feb 8, 6-9pm
Fractured: Digital Topographies
LITHIUM: 1932 S Halsted St, STE 200, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Fri, Feb 8, 7:30-9:30pm
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Mandel Hall at the University of Chicago: 5720 S Woodlawn Av
Get Tickets

Fri, Feb 8, 6-10pm
Port of Call
Chicago Art Department: 1932 S Halsted #100
Free

Fri, Feb 8, 7-10pm
Ode to FOOD
Ground Level Platform: 2001 S Halsted St
Free

Fri, Feb 8, 6-9pm
Inside the MIND: Control and Conditioning
OPEN Center for the Arts: 2214 S Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 5-7:30pm
Chinese New Year Celebration and Lantern Procession
Maggie Daley Park: 337 E Randolph
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 12-4pm
Yesenia Bello: My mouth is a motherlode
Tiger Strikes Asteroid: 2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 2-4pm
Speculative Fashion: building new worlds through what we wear
No Nation – Art Gallery and Tangential Unspace Lab: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 6-9pm
Onyx Mandelbrot: Lynchpin
boundary: 2334 W 111th Pl, Chicago, IL 60643
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 3-6pm
12 Openings/Part 7: Opening Reception
Compound Yellow: 244 Lake St, Oak Park
Free

Sat, Feb 9, 6-8pm
STILL | DEATH
The Franklin: 3522 W Franklin Blvd
Free

Wed, Feb 13, 6-7pm
Bess Williamson: Accessible America
Seminary Co-op Bookstore: 5751 S Woodlawn
Free

Wed, Feb 13, 6-7:30pm
Michael Rakowitz: Counter-Histories
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Thurs, Feb 14, 4:15-5:30pm
On Inclusivity and Unimagined Types with Dr. Margaret Price
Leroy Neiman Center: 37 S Wabash
Free

Thur, Feb 14, 6-8pm
Naeem Mohaiemen: United Red Army (The Young Man Was, Part I)
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-11

Fri, Feb 15, 12-3pm
2nd Floor Co-op Launch Party
Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey #208
Chicago, IL 60647

Fri, Feb 15, 6:30-8pm
Gaelynn Lea: An Evening of Conversation and Song
Access Living: 115 W Chicago Ave
Free

Fri, Feb 15, 12-3pm
Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Feb 15, 7-9pm
Sasha Litvintseva
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
$8-10

Sat, Feb 16, 12:30pm
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-11

Sat, Feb 16, 6-9pm
Keelan McMorrow: DETRITUS: life after death
Elephant Room Gallery: 704 S Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Feb 16, 9pm-2am
Undead Valentine
Digital Art Demo Space: 2515 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
$7-14

Tues, Feb 19, 6-8pm
Past, Present, Future with Renata Cherlise
SAIC at Homan Square: 906 S Homan Ave, 12th Floor
Free

Wed, Feb 20
Sister Girls and Freedom Fighters
Green Line Performing Arts Center: 329 E Garfield Blvd
Free

Wed, Feb 20, 6-7:30pm
Bouchra Khalili
The Art Institute of Chicago: Rubloff Auditorium: 230 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Thurs, Feb 21, 7-8:30pm
The George E. Kent Lecture featuring Patrisse Cullors
moderated by Cathy Cohen
Reynolds Club: 5706 S University Av
Free

Fri, Feb 22, 6-8pm
Sungjae Lee: The Hair Shop: Whiteyellowwhite
gallery no one: 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Room 303, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Feb 23, 6-9pm
Cloud 9
LVL3: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Feb 23, 10pm-2am
223hc (PUPPY)
Unrevealed Location

Wed, Feb 27, 7:30-9:30pm
Artists Live: Brandon Breaux and Nikko Washington
Logan Center Performance Penthouse: 915 E 60th Street
Free

Thur, Feb 28, 6-8pm
Morgan Fisher: Paintings, Photographs, Films
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-11

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Featured Image: From Onyx Mandelbrot: Lynchpin, opening at boundary on February 9, 2019.