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January 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.

January Art Picks

Thurs, Jan 3, 9pm-12am
MacKay/Kleijn Duo & Wark/Dawid/Heinemann/Shead
Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey #208, Chicago, IL 60647
$10

Fri, Jan 4, 5-8pm
Out of Context
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Jan 4, 5-8pm
M ㄅ V ㄍ M ㄍ ㄇ ㄒ II : Architecture of Consolation
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Jan 4, 6-8pm
Yollocalli Wheatpaste World
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Free

Sat, Jan 5, 9pm
Erwin Helfer, Mama Yancey and Barry Dolins
Hungry Brain: 2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$10

Sun, Jan 6, 6-8pm
Tricontinental ’66 and Other Acts of Liberation
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Tue, Jan 8, 6-8pm
A People’s Forum on Public Housing and Housing Insecurity
National Public Housing Museum: 625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Tue, Jan 8, 6:30-8pm
Samira Ahmed: Love, Hate & Other Filters
American Writers Museum: 180 N Michigan Ave, Second Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-12

Tue, Jan 8, 9pm-12am
Hideout Residency: Night One
Hideout Inn: 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
$8

Tues, Jan 9, 6-8pm
Sidebar: Faheem Majeed and Aliyah Josiah-Faeduwor
Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry: 929 E 60th St
Free

Wed, Jan 9, 1-4pm
Fay Victor: I SEE You. Do You SEE You?
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts: 4 W Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610
Free

Thurs, Jan 10, 6-8pm
Chicago Reader Freelancer Open House
Blanc Gallery: 4445 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Jan 10 – Feb 22nd
Opening: Thurs, Jan 10, 6-9pm
Gregory Bae: Black Hole of Love / 사랑의 블랙홀
Table Projects: 3240 N Springfield Av
Free

Fri, Jan 11, 5-7pm
WORD: An Art Exhibition Honoring Black History
Noyes Cultural Arts Center: 926 Noyes, Evanston
Free

Fri, Jan 11, 5-7:30pm
Whit Forrester: Domesticating the Numinous
Schneider Gallery: 770 N LaSalle Dr, Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Fri, Jan 11, 6-7pm
Dawoud Bey: Night Coming Tenderly, Black
The Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free with admission

Fri, Jan 11, 6-9pm
Salome Chasnoff + Meredith Zielke: Present Absence
Uri-Eichen Gallery: 2101 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Sat, Jan 12, 1:30-3:30pm
Live Storytelling: Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Free

Sat, Jan 12, 6-10pm
David Heo and Yoshien Kuo: Too Good To Be True
LVL3: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sun, Jan 13, 1-2pm
Oh, Maker: Artist Talk
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave, Floor 2 Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Mon, Jan 14, 6-8:30pm
Financial Strategies for Creative Careers
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
$0-20

Tues, Jan 15, 6-8pm
In Progress: Brendan Fernandes
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Free

Tue, Jan 15, 9pm-12am
Hideout Residency: Night Two
Hideout Inn: 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
$8

Wed, Jan 16, 6-8pm
Reimagine Chicago Mayoral Forum
New Mount Pilgrim Church-Chicago: 4301 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624
Free

Thurs, Jan 17, 5-6pm
Mike Cloud
Art Theory and Practice: 1880 Campus Dr, Kresge Hall 1515, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Thurs, Jan 17, 7-11pm
Mezcla’s New Year Jam
Isa Studios: 1750 S Union Ave Chicago, IL 60616
$12

Fri, Jan 18, 7-9:30pm
Artist Talk – My Womb es mi Altar: Afro-Latinadades
Rootwork Gallery: 645 W 18th St
Free

Fri, Jan 18, 5-8pm
Opening Reception: All have the same breath
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St
Free

Fri, Jan 18, 5-8pm
Sly Neighbors
Circle Contemporary: 2010 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Jan 18, 5-8pm
All things share the same breath
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Fri, Jan 18, 5-8pm
Rebuilding the Present
Weinberg/Newton Gallery: 300 W Superior St, Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Sat, Jan 19, 1-3pm
The Evolution of the Chicago Machine and Black Politics
Woodson Regional Library: 9525 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628
Free

Sat, Jan 19, 2-4pm
LGBTQ Forum with the Chicago Mayoral Candidates
Second Presbyterian Church: 1936 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
Free

Sat, Jan 19, 8pm
AJ McClenon: Black Water – Polarity, Sharks, Adolescence and Being the Darkest Girl In the Pool
Roman Susan: 1131 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Free

Sun, Jan 20, 4pm
CRECIE: A Slave Story: Reading Oscar Brown Jr.
Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St
Free

Tue, Jan 22, 4-6pm
Adam Goodman: The Deportation Machine
Institute for the Humanities, UIC: 701 S Morgan St, MC 206, Chicago, IL 60607
$8

Tue, Jan 22, 9pm-12am
Hideout Residency: Night Three
Hideout Inn: 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
$8

Thurs, Jan 24, 5pm
Stateless: Views of Global Migration
Museum of Contemporary Photography: 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Jan 25, 1-4:30pm
Stateless: Views of Global Migration: Symposium
Columbia College Chicago, Stage Two: 618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Sat, Jan 26, 11am-5pm
Dia De La Concha 2019
Zhou B Art Center: 1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
$1-10

Sat, Jan 26, 2-3:30pm
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Tue, Jan 29, 9pm-12am
Hideout Residency: Night Four
Hideout Inn: 1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
$8

Thurs, Jan 31, 7-8:30pm
E. Patrick Johnson & Jennifer Nash
5233 N Clark St
Free

Thurs, Jan 31, 5:30-7pm
Feminism in Your Face: Public Art Resistance
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

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Featured Image: Still from Gregory Bae’s Black Hole of Love / 사랑의 블랙홀, which opens at table projects on January 10th.