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November 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.


November Art Picks

Thurs, Nov 1, 11am
Art Against the Flow Summit ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Ace Hotel Chicago: 311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 2-4pm
Chicago New Media Symposium ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 5-6:30pm
Chris E. Vargas: Introducing Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, The University of Chicago: 733 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 5:30pm
Where the Future Came From Symposium ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Conaway Center, Columbia College Chicago: 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 6-7pm
Bikes, Modernity, and Urban Landscape ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Design Museum of Chicago: 108 N State St, Fl 3rd, Chicago, IL 60602
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 6-7:30pm
Politics of the Studio: Race and Design in Mid-Century America
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 6-8pm
Día de los Muertos: After Dark
National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 6-8pm
Refiguring Binaries
Conversations at the Edge: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-11

Thurs, Nov 1, 6-9pm
Dreams Detained: In Her Words 
Cambodian Association of Illinois: 2831 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 6:15-8:30pm
Survived and Punished Teach-In  29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
United Church of Rogers Park: 1545 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 7-9pm
Claudia La Rocco + Anna Martine Whitehead
Sector 2337: 2337 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Thurs, Nov 1, 7-9pm
Vote Her in Launch Celebration: Rebecca Sive in conversation with Karen Hawkins
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 5-7:30pm
Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Room Z, Northwest Palace of Nimrud)
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 1711 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 5-7pm
Where the Future Came From ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 5-8:30pm
The Designs of African American Life Symposium ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-7pm
Kazim Ali
Gallery Guichard: 436 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
In Light Of
Chicago Manual Style: 1927 W Superior t, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-8pm
A Shadow as a Stain
ACRE Projects: 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-8pm
Amanda K. Guerra and Stephen Proski: Year Zero
gallery no one: 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Room 303, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-8pm
Take Root Among The Stars: Visionary Fiction and the Legacy of Octavia Butler
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom:112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
S-W-O-O-$-H
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
Melissa Leandro, AfterGlow
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
Celina Dzyacky and Marius Glauer: Poéme
ADDS DONNA: 3252 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
Tararchy: Work
Young Chicago Authors: 1180 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
Sam Jaffe: Clothes For Ghosts
65GRAND: 3252 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6-9pm
Emmy Lingscheit: Now More Than Ever
Spudnik Press Cooperative: 1821 W Hubbard St, Ste. 302 Chicago 60622
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Party! Keep Moving at Expo 72
Expo 72: 72 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 7-9pm
Eve of the Future: Women and Film Before 1960 ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 7-10pm
Raw Nerves: The Filmic Fluxes of Manuel De Landa
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 7-10pm
Iconic: Black Panther Chicago
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Fri, Nov 2, 7pm-1am
Calaveras y Palmeras: A Dia de Muertos Party
Co-Prosperity Sphere: 3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608
$10

Fri, Nov 2, 7:30-8:30pm
Overlooked: Ida B. Wells
Harold Washington Cultural Center: 4701 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 12:30-1:30pm
Jos Charles
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 1-3pm
Kour Pour: Abrash
Shane Campbell Gallery: 2021 S Wabash Ave. Chicago IL 60616
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 2-5pm
Change The Canvas Change The World ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 2:30-3:30pm
Art, Chicago-Style  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 2:30-4:30pm
Heather Raquel Phillips: Short Ones | Long Ones
Leather Archives & Museum: 6418 N Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Office of Metaphor
Wedge Projects: 1448 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Andrew Bearnot: LONG DIVISION
Wedge Projects: 1448 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Amadeo Morelos: Deo
Comfort Station: 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Jason Lazarus: 202-456-1111
ANDREW RAFACZ: 835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Faheem Majeed: Impressions
ANDREW RAFACZ: 835 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 5-8pm
Samira Yamin: Passing Obliquely From One Medium Into Another
PATRON: 673 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 6-9pm
Kevin Killian: Spreadeagle
Iceberg Projects: 7714 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 6-9pm
Woke & Winning Art Exhibit for Social Justice
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 6-9pm
Alejandro Jiménez-Flores: “…to make them endure, give them space.”
BAR4000: 2000 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Sat, Nov 3, 7-10pm
Cook My Goose
Baby Blue Gallery: 2201 S Halsted St, room 3-4s, Chicago, IL 60608
Free

Sun, Nov 4, 12-2pm
Free Angela (and All Political Prisoners) [NR]
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Sun, Nov 4, 12:30-1:30pm
Titus Kaphar: Can Art Amend History?
SIX10: 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60605
$8-15

Sun, Nov 4, 3-4pm
Todros Geller: Strange Worlds: Gallery Talk  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership: 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Sun, Nov 4, 3-6pm
Bill Conger: something like leaving
Goldfinch: 319 N Albany Ave, Chicago, IL 60612
Free

Mon, Nov 5, 6-7:30pm
Ibrahim Mahama
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Mon, Nov 5, 7pm
Monday Night Drama: Suspension by Kristiana Rae Colón  29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Chicago Dramatists: 1105 W Chicago Av
$10-25

Tues, Nov 6, 6-8pm
Words on Walls, Paint on Pages  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 5:30-7pm
Art or Artifact? Questions of Authenticity in Museum Collections  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 5:30-7:15pm
South Shore Night with South Side Home Movies
South Shore Cultural Center: 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Tues, Nov 6, 4-7pm
Story Space: Retracing & Retelling in the Narrative Landscape
O’Connor Art Gallery (Dominican University): 7900 Division St, River Forest, IL 60305
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 6-7pm
Charlene A. Carruthers: Unapologetic   29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 6-7:30pm
Charles White: Beyond Images of Dignity
Museum of Modern Art: 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
$5-15

Wed, Nov 7, 6-7:30pm
CAVE2 Demonstration with Dan Sandin
UIC’s Engineering Research Facility (ERF): 842 W Taylor St, Room 2036, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 6-7:30pm
See the Light: Inside the Exhibition “Up is Down”  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Wed, Nov 7, 6-8pm
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Stage Two: 618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 4:30-6:30pm
Melissa Potter on Gender & Equal Pay for Equal Work
UChicago Comparative Literature: 1010 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 5-7pm
Imagining a New Women’s Liberation Movement: One Zine at a Time  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago IL 60605
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Dangerous Women: The International Women’s Peace Movement Then and Now  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum: 800 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 6-7pm
Imani Perry: Looking for Lorraine
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores: 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 6-8pm
Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits
Conversations at the Edge: 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
$6-11

Thurs, Nov 8, 6-8pm
MCA ’68—Art & Violence, Then & Now
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
$8-15

Thurs, Nov 8, 6:30-8pm
From Concept To Exhibition
Spudnik Press Cooperative: 1821 W Hubbard St, Ste 207, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 7-8pm
Where are the Women in Translation?
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Free

Thurs, Nov 8, 7:30pm
A-Squared Asian American Performing Arts Festival 2018
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$10-40

Fri, Nov 9, 6-10pm
11th Annual Moments of Justice
Hairpin Arts Center: 2810 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
$80

Fri, Nov 9, 7-9pm
Plexiglas #1
Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry: 929 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Fri, Nov 9, 7:30-10pm
Panther (R)
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 10am-12pm
Middle Eastern Dance at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Newberry Library: 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 11am-6pm
International Black Writers Conference, Revisited
Parkway Ballroom: 4455 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 11am-6pm
Chicago Printers Guild Publishers Fair
Constellation: 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 3:30-5:30pm
Culturally Powered: Celebration of Traditional Dance and Regalia from Chicago Cultural Dancers
Trickster Art Gallery: 190 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 3:30-5:30pm
Eyeworks Festival of Animation 2018 Program 2
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 11am-6pm
3rd Annual CPG Publishers Fair
Constellation: 3111 N Western Av
Free

Sat, Nov 10, 6:30-9:30pm
The Mural Movement and the Black Arts Movement  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Free

Sun, Nov 11, 1-2pm
The Photographic Collaborations of Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Gordon Parks
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Sun, Nov 11, 3-4pm
The Visual Poetry of the Bhagavad Gita
SIX10: 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60605
$10-40

Sun, Nov 11, 4-7pm
Linda Montano: Dad Art
DfbrL8r: 1029 W 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
Free

Sun, Nov 11, 2pm
Fresh Ink: Freelance Writing in Chicago with Britt Julious
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co: 1276 N Milwaukee Av
Free

Sun, Nov 11, 12pm
Chicago Street Art History (Chicago Humanities Festival)
Chicago Athletic Association: 12 S Michigan Av
Prices vary

Mon, Nov 12, 6:30pm
Perspectives: 4×5: The Stories Behind the Frames
Apple Store: 401 N. Michigan Ave
Free

Tue, Nov 13, 6-8pm
Words on Walls, Paint on Pages  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Poetry Foundation: 61 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Tue, Nov 13, 6-9pm
Radical Mending
The WasteShed: 2842 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Wed, Nov 14, 5:30-7pm
Women with the World at Their Feet?
Glass Curtain Gallery: 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Wed, Nov 14, 6-7:30pm
N.K. Jemisin and Mikki Kendall
Harold Washington Library: 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Wed, Nov 14, 6-8pm
Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Thur, Nov 15, 6:30pm
Native Futurism: Remembering Alternative Futures
Washington Park Fieldhouse: 5531 S King Dr
Free

Thur, Nov 15, 5-8pm
Ebony G. Patterson: …for those who bear/bare witness…
Monique Meloche: 451 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Thur, Nov 15, 6-7:30pm
Nyeema Morgan
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

Thur, Nov 15, 6-7:30pm
Zoe Rain: Women of Togo
ARTS WORKS Projects: 625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Thur, Nov 15, 6-8pm
Chicago Characters: A Brief & Incomplete History of Design in Chicago  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Merchandise Mart: 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Free

Fri, Nov 16-18, 5pm
Chicago Art Book Fair 2018
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: 12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

Fri, Nov 16, 6-8pm
Teach-In on Reversing Long Term Sentencing   29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Arts and Public Life: 301 E Garfield Blvd, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Fri, Nov 16, 7-8:30pm
Leilah Weinraub: Shakedown
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
$8-10

Sat, Nov 17, 6pm
Tee Time
free range: 3257 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Free

Sat, Nov 17, 6-10pm
Adam Milner and Erin Washington: messy universe
LVL3 Gallery: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 3rd, Chicago, IL 60622
Free

Sat, Nov 17, 7-9pm
AfriCOBRA: Art for the People  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
DuSable Museum of African American History: 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Sat, Nov 17, 7-11pm
Chicago Community Bond Fund’s End of Year Party   29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Preston Bradley Center 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
$20- 250

Sat, Nov 17, 6-10pm
A Hop, Skip, and Jump
Ari’s Art Space: 4200 W Diversey
Free

Sat, Nov 17, 7-10pm
The Color of Art: Screening and Q+A w/ Director David Weathersby  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
South Side Community Art Center: 3831 S Michigan Av
Free

Sun, Nov 18, 3pm
IN DE BEGINNIN’: A Staged Reading of Oscar Brown, Jr’s musical
Logan Center for the Arts: 915 East 60th St
Free

Sun, Nov 18, 3pm
Cooperation for Liberation Study & Working Group [BR]   29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
The Breathing Room Space: 1434 W 51st, Chicago, IL 60609
Free

Monday, Nov 19, 6pm
Open Practice Committee: Leslie Hewitt
Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St
Free

Tue, Nov 20, 5-6pm
Amanda Ross-Ho
Art Theory Practice, at Northwestern University: 1880 Campus Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Tue, Nov 20, 6-7:30pm
Between the World Wars: Jewish and African American Art in Chicago  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership: 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Free

Fri, Nov 23, 12-6pm
Black [POWER] Friday!
Stony Island Arts Bank: 6760 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
Free

Sat, Nov 24, 9pm-12am
Black Magic Kickback
The Breathing Room Space: 1434 W 51st, Chicago, IL 60609
Free

Mon, Nov 26, 4:30-6pm
Julietta Singh: No Archive Will Restore You
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality: 5733 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
Free

Tue, Nov 27, 6-8pm
Creative Broadcast: Communication: Commercials and Advertising
Chicago History Museum: 1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Free

Thurs, Nov 29, 3-5pm
Exhibiting African American Design in Chicago, 1900-1980  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Newberry Library: 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
Free

Thurs, Nov 29, 6-7:30pm
Every Manner of Humanity: Inside the Exhibition “Break a Rule”
The Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr, Evanston, IL 60208
Free

Fri, Nov 30, 6pm
This is What We Know
curated by Jamillah Hinson, featuring Andrea Coleman, India Martin, William Camargo, Darry DeAngelo Terrell, Mitsu Salmon
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St
Free

Fri, Nov 30, 12-1pm
Lecture: Hairy Who? 1966-1969  ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Free

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Featured Image: Michael Rakowitz: The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. The images shows two colorful works of art hanging side-by-side, portrait orientation. They both depict animal-human figures that have wings, profile perspective. They each have one arm raised, pointing their hands toward one another. The face of the figure on the right is obscured by a dark grey box.