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June 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.

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June 22 – 30
The World’s Fair 2018
A festival for utopian visions.
Experimental Station (6100 S Blackstone)
Free

Through July 6
Everyday Resistance: The Art of Living in Black Chicago
Arts and Public Life (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Fri, June 1, 6-9pm
The Strange Fields of This City
Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N Carpenter St)
Free

Fri, June 1, 5-8pm
Opening Reception: Memory Palace
Circle Contemporary (2010 W Carroll Av)
Free

Sat, June 2, 6-8pm
Preetika Rajgariah: Chai Time (screening and readings)
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Sun, June 3, 11:30-12:30pm
Gender in Comics: Penina Gal, Gabe Howell,Carta Monir, Chloe Perkis; Moderated by H. Melt at CAKE
Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted Av)
Free

Mon, June 4, 5-7pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Gift Economies of Scale
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Wed, June 6, 6-9:30pm
Elective Studies Supper Club– Vol. 17 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Land and Sea Dept. (3124 W Carroll Ave)
Free

Fri, June 8, 7:30-10:30pm
Open Television Premieres: New Black TV
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

Sat, June 9, 10:30am-6pm
The Gathering: Charles White and Chicago’s South Side Community
South Side Community Art Center (3831 S Michigan Av)
Free

Sat, June 9, 4-8pm
Ben Blount: Typecast
Aron Packer Projects at Chicago Gallery News (213 W Institute Pl)
Free

Sat, June 9, 10am-4pm
Chicago Free Black Women’s Library 2018
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S Cornell Ave)
Free

Sun, June 16, 9:30-5pm
Bus Tour: Charles White and African American Visual Legacies ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Ogilvie Transportation Center (Madison and Clinton)
$65

Tues, June 19, 8-10pm
Femme In Public (Chicago)
AMFM Gallery (2151 W 21st St)
$13, Get tickets

Wed, June 20, 6-8pm
Conversation: Traversing Departures
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Fri, June 22, 11am-2pm
Activating History: History of Juvenile Justice or “Art of MCing” 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
Circles and Ciphers / United Church of Rogers Park (1545 W Morse Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 28, 6-8pm
Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Sat, June 30, 9pm-1am
Nomadicity, Movement, and Improvisation with Andres Hernandez and Zachary Fabri
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (4 W Burton Pl)
Free

June Art Picks

May 31- June 3, 7PM
CoMISSION Festival of New Works
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$10-25

June 1-10
Pivot Arts Festival 2018
Various locations around Chicago
$10-40

Fri, June 1, 6-9pm
This is the place
ACRE (1345 W 19th St)
Free

Fri, June 1, 5-7:30pm
Exhibition Opening: Embodied Politic
Rhona Hoffman Gallery (1711 W Chicago Av)
Free

Fri, June 1, 5-8pm
Vampire’s Kiss
Aspect/Ratio (864 N Ashland Ave)
Free

Fri, June 1, 6-9pm
Brent Fogt: Do Something Else
Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N Carpenter St)
Free

Fri, June 1, 7pm-3am
First Annual Elastic Arts Benefit
Elastic Arts (3429 W Diversey Ave)
$20-500

June 2-3, 2018
CAKE: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo 2018
Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St)
Free

Sat, June 2, 11am-6pm
Which Ancestors Do We Run Towards? Week 1
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Sat, June 2, 2-5pm
57th Street Art Fair
57th St, Between Woodlawn and Kenwood Aves
Free

Sat, June 2, 7pm
Black Prism Moon
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$10-25

Sun, June 3, 4-5:30pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Empathic Economies
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Sun, June 3, 3-6pm
Lise Haller Baggesen and Iris Bernblum: I am the horse
GOLDFINCH (319 N Albany Ave)
Free

Tues, June 5, 6-7:30pm
Propeller Fund 2018: Information Session 1
Chicago Art Department (1932 S Halsted St, #100)
Free

Tues, June 5, 1pm
Gallery Talk: Never a Lovely So Real: Photography and Film in Chicago, 1950–1980 ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Ave)
Free with museum admission

Tues, June 5, 6-7:30pm
Leading Ladies of Chicago’s Columbian Exposition ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum (40 E Erie St)
$12-20

Wed, June 6, 12-1pm
Chosen Few DJs take over Daley Plaza
Daley Plaza (50 W Washington St)
Free

Wed, June 6, 6-8pm
Preserving Pilsen: Future of Green Space and Affordable Housing
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th St)
Free

Wed, June 6, 6-8pm
Overlook Field Trip: Disappearance & Video as Document Screening
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Wed, June 6, 6:30-8pm
Parks as Contested Spaces
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Wed, June 6, 6:30-8:30pm
In-Session: Aztlan Goal Line
Threewalls (2738 W North Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 7, 5-7:30pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Collaborative Economies
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 7, 6-7pm
Designing Great Minds for Democracy: Mortimer J. Adler, Great Books, and Mid-century Citizenship ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Chicago Design Museum (108 N State St)
Free

Thurs, June 7, 6-8pm
A Home for Surrealism ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
The Arts Club of Chicago (201 E Ontario St)
Free

June 8-10, 2018
35th Annual Chicago Blues Festival
Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St)
Free

Fri, June 8, 5:30-6:30pm
MAS Context: Can we not open our eyes to our own treasures?
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Fri, June 8, 6-8pm
Common Use: Fieldwork Collaborative, Public Park
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave)
Free

June 9-10
2018 Printers Row Lit Fest
Printer’s Row (South Dearborn)
$50

Sat, June 9, 12-2pm
Community Call to Action 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
BBF Family Services (1512 S Pulaski Rd)
Free

Sat, June 9, 6-10pm
LATITUDE Turns Six: Annual Fundraiser
Fulton Street Collective (1821 W Hubbard St)
$15-180

Sun, June 10, 4-6pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Between Resistance & Resilience
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Mon, June 11, 5-7:30pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Our Social Economies
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Tues, June 12, 6-8:30pm
FIRST LOOK: MoCP Fine Print Party
Untitled Supper Club (111 W Kinzie St)
$40-50

Thurs, June 14, 5-7:30pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – Mapping Experimental Economies
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 14, 6:30-8pm
South Side Sisterhood
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Fri, June 15, 7:30-10:30pm
Jewel’s Catch One
Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative (1456 E 70th St)
Free

Sat, June 16, 10am-5pm
57th Chicago Book & Paper Fair
Local 130 Plumbers Union Hall (1340 W Washington Blvd)
Free

Sun, June 17, 11am-4pm
Chicago Radical Used Book Fair: Third Annual
2423 W North Ave
Free

Sun, June 17, 1-3pm
The Brown Body in the Landscape, Detention, and Technology
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Sun, June 17, 4-6:30pm
POWER Project: Time Salon – The Currency of Social Structure
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Sun, June 17, 7pm
A Vessel For Carriage
The Chicago River (112 E Wacker Dr)
Free

Sat, June 23, 2-6pm
Chicago Dyke March
Piotrowski Park (4247 W 31st St)
Free

Tues, June 19, 9:30am-12pm
Chicago Collections Consortium Annual Meeting 2018
Chicago History Museum (1601 N Clark St)
Free

Tues, June 19, 10am-12pm
Historias Contadas 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
OPEN Center for the Arts (2214 S Sacramento Ave)
Free

Wed, June 20, 5-8:30pm
Reiki Clinic for Survivors of Sexual Violence
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Wed, June 20, 6-7:30pm
Propeller Fund 2018: Information Session 2
Filmfront (1740 W 18th St)
Free

Wed, June 20, 3:30-5:30pm
Addressing Intergenerational Trauma 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
OPEN Center for the Arts (2214 S Sacramento Ave)
Free

Wed, June 20, 8pm
Mykele Deville w/ Jordanna, Oliv Blu
Tonic Room (2447 N Halsted St)
$8

June 21, 6:30pm
Conversation: Kerry James Marshall
Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Av)
$10-15, Get tickets

Thurs, June 21, 1-5pm
Global Warming, Uneven Development, and New Geographies with Amanda Williams
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (4 W Burton Pl)
Free

Thurs, June 21, 6-8pm
Britt Julious: From the Journal to the People
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 21, 7pm
Marchland
Links Hall (3111 N Western Ave)
$15-30

Sat, June 23, 2-4pm
Migration Stories: Audial Documentary Workshop
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Sat, June 23, 6-9pm
David Wojnarowicz: Flesh of My Flesh
Iceberg Projects (7714 N Sheridan Rd)
Free

Sun, June 24, 1-3pm
Chicas de Hoy
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Mon, June 25, 7-9pm
Diana Rose Harper: Transformational Tarot
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 28, 12pm
I Was Raised on the Internet with Omar Kholeif and Jared Quinton
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave)
Free

Thurs, June 28, 6:30-8pm
Archiving Your Family History: Preservation Workshop
Arts Incubator (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Thurs, June 30, 2-4pm
Iconic Chinese Design by Norwegian Architects ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (238 W 23rd St)
Free

Sat, June 30, 4pm
Mira Mi Pum Pum featuring DJ Cqqchifruit
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

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Featured Image: Photograph by Haerim Lee called “Whitewashed: All of Mankind (detail),” 2017. From the exhibition The Strange Fields of this City at the Chicago Artists Coalition, featuring work by Alejandro Waskavich, Haerim Lee, and William Camargo, and curated by Greg Ruffing. Attend the opening reception on June 1st and see the show before it closes on June 14th.