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March Art Picks

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This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.

March Art Picks

Feb 23 – Mar 25, various times
OnEdge, an experimental live performance series
Chicago Cultural Center and Other Locations
Free

Wed, Mar 1, 6pm
Brujos Chicago Premier
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Thurs, Mar 2
The Artist in the Archive
Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies (Northwestern University, 1970 Campus Drive)
Free

Thurs, Mar 2, 6:00pm
Art in Urgent Times: A Conversation with Rick Lowe, Kristiana Rae Colón & Isis Ferguson
The Social Justice Initiative at UIC (750 S Halsted St, Rm 302)
Free

Thurs, Mar 2, 6:30-9:30pm
Free Them All
Cortelyou Commons (2324 N. Fremont St)
Free

Thur, Mar 2, 6:30pm
Arrive Speaker Series Presents: Kenanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Loyola University Galvin Auditorium (6339 N Sheridan Rd)
Free

Fri, Mar 3 – Sat, Mar 4, 6pm
Minor Matter by Ligia Lewis
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Fri, Mar 3, 6pm
At The Borderlands: Mitos|Memory, Silvia Gonzalez and Amy Reidel
ACRE (1345 W 19th St)
Free

Fri, Mar 3, 6pm
Hiding in Plain Sight + The Politics of Desire
Chicago Artists Coalition (217 N Carpenter)
Free

Sat, Mar 4, 6-8pm
Book Release: How to Make A Hood
In House (3520 W Armitage)
Free

Sat, Mar 4, 5-8pm
The Launch of A People’s History of Chicago
Harold Washington Library (400 S State St)
Free

Sat, Mar 4, 10pm
Closing Party: In Between Two Bodies
South of the Tracks (4223 W. Lake St, #430)
Free

Sun, Mar 5, 3pm
Resist the Urge to Press Forward: Brent Fogt and Stacia Yeapanis
Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery (32 E Quincy St, Riverdale)
Free

Sun, Mar 5, 1pm
Resist: A Community Talk
Heaven Gallery (1550 N Milwaukee)
Free

Sun, Mar 5, 12-3pm
Carris Adams: This, That, and the Third
Tiger Strikes Asteroid (319 N Albany)
Free

Sun, Mar 5, 6pm
The Era + Friends at The Promontory
The Promontory (5311 S Lake Park Ave)
$5

Tues, Mar 7, 4:30-6pm
Bronzeville Out – Gwendolyn Brooks
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (5733 S University Ave)
Free

Tues, Mar 7, 6pm
Disappearing Queer Spaces: A Dialogue
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S Cornell)
Free

Tues, Mar 7, 7pm
I Be Done Been Was Is
D
uSable Museum of African American History (740 E 56th Pl)
Free, but RSVP required

Wed, Mar 8, 6pm
Lecture in Photography: Barbara Tannenbaum
Ferguson Lecture Hall (600 S Michigan Ave)
Free

Thurs, Mar 9, 5:30-9pm
Health with Heart: A Port Ministries Free Clinic Fundraiser
National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th St)
$30 online/ $50 at the door

Thurs, Mar 9, 6-8pm
The Passion of Remembrance
Conversations at the Edge (164 N State St)
Free

Thur, Mar 9, 6-11:30pm
Thawalls: Kickoff Bash!
Threewalls and Links
Navy Pier (600 E Grand Ave)
$45

Mar 9-10, 11-5pm
Mar 11-12, 12-4pm
Gallery Weekend Chicago: EXPANDED
MANA Contemporary (2233 S Throop)
Free

Fri, Mar 10, 7-10pm
Tandem Felix Letterpress’ Art Party + Craft Fair
Lacuna Artists Lofts
Free

Fri, Mar 10, 6pm
Victoria Martinez & Yvette Mayorga: Luscious Saturn
Roots + Culture (1034 N Milwaukee Ave)
Free

Fri, Mar 10, 6pm
Artist Talk: Everyday Rituals–Bridging the Black Secular and Divine
Rootwork Gallery (645 W. 18th St)
Free

Sun, Mar 12, 7-10pm
La Extraodinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana Burlesque Show
Uptown Underground (4707 N Broadway)
$10

Thurs, Mar 15, 6-8pm
70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green
Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N Central Park Ave)
Free

Thurs, Mar 16, 6-8pm
Sky Hopinka: Translations and Transmutations
Conversations at the Edge (164 N State St)
Free

Thurs, Mar 16, 7:30pm
NIC Kay: lil BLK
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (3035 N Hoyne Ave)
Free

Thurs, Mar 16, 6:30-9pm
The Rear View Mirror Sessions: The Excellence of Quincy Jones
Arts and Public Life (301 E Garfield Blvd)
Free

Fri + Sat Mar 17 + 18
Her Struggle Her Triumph, A Celebration Of Women Through Art
Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop (3521 S. King Dr)
Free

Sun, Mar 19, 2pm
The Haunting of the In Between Space: Tracing Future Memories
ACRE (1345 W 19th St)
Free

Sun, Mar 26, 6pm
Movement Matters Roundtable
Dovetail Studios (2853 W Montrose Ave)
Free

Fri, March 31, 6-8pm
Bearden’s Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden
Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Circle Drive)
Free

Closing Soon/Eventually

Through March 12th
Precariat
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S Cornell)
Free

Through March 19th
Everyday Rituals: Bridging the Black Secular and the Divine
Rootwork Gallery (645 W. 18th St)
Free

Through April 1st
Derrick Adams and Susan Hefuna
Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N Peoria St)
Free

Through April 2nd
One Day This Kid Will Get Larger
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton)
Free

Through April 8th
Liana Finck and Omar Velázquez: BOUQUET
Produce Model Gallery (1007 W 19th St, Suite 1)
Free

Through April 9th
50 x 50 Invitational / The Subject is Chicago: People, Places, Possibilities
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Through May 7th
Nicole Marroquin and Andres L. Hernandez: Historical F(r)ictions
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Through June 25th
Public School
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S Cornell)
Free

Through June 25th
Eugene Eda’s Doors for Malcolm X College
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Through July 30th
The Wall of Respect: Vestiges, Shards and Legacies
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Featured Image: Installation detail by Yvette Mayorga. See more of her for at Chicago Artists Coalition in The Politics of Desire, at the Chicago Cultural Center in 50 x 50 Invitational: The Subject Is Chicago, or at her website