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September 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.

FEATURED

Mon, Sept 3, 3-7pm
Living Architecture ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
6018NORTH (6018 N Kenmore Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8pm
Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (800 S Halsted St)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6-9pm
Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez & Darryl DeAngelo Terrell
Roots & Culture (1034 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 5-8pm
Hương Ngô: Reap the Whirlwind
Aspect/Ratio (864 N Ashland Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 8, 7-10pm
Udita Upadhyaya: nevernotmusic
Tritriangle (1550 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Sept 13 – Dec 30, 2018, Opening Sept 13th
The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960–1980 ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Smart Museum of Art (5550 South Greenwood Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 14, 5-8pm
Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 5-8pm
Shadi Habib Allah: Put to Rights
The Renaissance Society (5811 S Ellis Ave, 4th Fl)
Free

Sat, Sept 15 – Sun, Sept 16, 7-10pm
Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall
Cook County Jail (26th and Francisco)
Free

Thurs, Sept 27, 6-8pm
Blackness and the Media, Past to Present
Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S Stony Island Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 28 – Dec 21, 2018
Krista Franklin: “…to take root among the stars.”
with Rae Chardonnay Taylor,  Aricka Foreman, Kara Jackson, and Jamila Woods.
Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St)

Free
**read our latest article featuring Krista and her use of Johnson publications in her work here.**

Sat, Sept 29, 11am-5pm
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Latinx and Latin American Literature
Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St)
Free

Sat, Sept 29, 1-6pm
Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Navy Pier (600 E Grand Av)
$20-40

Sun, Sept 30, 3-4pm
Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply
Navy Pier (600 E Grand Av)
$20-40

September 29-30, 2018
International Chicago Underground Queer Transcendence Symposium (ICUQTS)
2134 S Troy St
Get Tickets

September Art Picks

Up through October 28th
The Art of Being Dangerous
Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S Cornell Ave)
Free

Sat, Sept 1, 5-8pm
Alberto Aguilar and Alex Bradley Cohen: Rest in Place
Comfort Station Logan Square (2579 W Logan Blvd)
Free

Sat, Sept 1, 6-9pm
Gwendolyn Zabicki: Windows, Doors, and Mirrors
Roman Susan (1224 W Loyola Ave)
Free

Sat, Sept 1, 8pm-12am
PrEP4Love presents September Kickback
The Breathing Room (1434 W 51st)
Free

Sun, Sept 2, 11am-8pm
8th Annual: Slow&Low: Chicago Lowrider Festival
Cermak Road and Loomis Street
Free

Sun, Sept 2, 2-4pm
Aloe Planting Workshop with Petty Crocker 29214950_1698778206852179_8455692137873276928_n
The Breathing Room Space (1434 W 51st)
Free

Sun, Sept 2, 9pm-12am
Norman W. Long: Electro-Acoustic Dubcology I-IV
Elastic Arts (3429 W Diversey #208)
$5

Tues, Sept 4, 6-8pm
Tonika Lewis Johnson in conversation with Paola Aguirre
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) (820 N Michigan Av)
Free

Tues, Sept 4, 7pm
Papelitos Guardados/Paper Memories
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W Blackhawk St)
Free

Wed, Sept 5, 2-3pm
Sculpting a Chicago Artist: Gallery Talk ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Koehnline Museum of Art (1600 E Golf Rd)
Free

Wed, Sept 5, 6:30-8:30pm
In-Session featuring Tarnynon Onumonu and Collaborators
Threewalls (2738 W North Av)
Free

Wed, Sept 5, 7-9pm
The Wayfarer
Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 5-7pm
Good News
Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago (1131 W Sheridan Rd)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 5:30-8pm
Todros Geller: Strange Worlds ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership (610 S Michigan Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 5:30-6:30pm
James Webb with the American Religious Sounds Project
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall (111 S Michigan Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8pm
Public Newsroom 77: Reframing Conversations on Racism
Experimental Station, Build Coffee (6100 S Blackstone Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8pm
MEX talks 2018
Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn St)
$5-35

Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8pm
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 6, 6-8pm
Whitney Bradshaw: Outcry
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 5-8pm
TUNED MASS
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6pm-12am
Meeting Of Styles USA – Chicago
CAMP/US (2883 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6pm
Sandra Antongiorgi & Nate Love
Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6-8pm
Artist walk-through with Alison Ruttan and Orkideh Torabi
Weinberg/Newton Gallery (300 W Superior St, Ste 203)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6-9pm
Eduardo Kac: Inner Telescope
Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press (2337 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6-10pm
What would Frida Say?
Pilsen Outpost (1637 W 18th St)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 6:30-8pm
Body Language
Access Living of Metro Chicago (115 W Chicago Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 7, 7:30pm
Meet Juan(ito) Doe
Free Street Theater (4346 S Ashland Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 8, 2018
Treasures from the White City: The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum (40 E Erie St)
$10-20

Sat, Sept 8, 11am-5pm
The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Elmhurst Art Museum (150 Cottage Hill Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 8, 2pm
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago: Curator Tour ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
DePaul Art Museum (935 W Fullerton Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 8, 5-9pm
DaSouL! Where artistic Genres Collide
Houston Park (5001 S Cottage Grove)
Free

Sat, Sept 8, 4-10pm
FEAST Festival at Douglas
Douglas Park (1401 S Sacramento Dr)
Free

Sat, Sept 8th / Sat, Sept 15th
Light Up The Night: South Side Community Art Center’s Artists + Models Ball / 53rd Annual Art Auction
Gallery Guichard (436 E 47th St)
$75-150

Sat, Sept 9, 6-9pm
Alienable Rights
Slow (2153 W 21st St)
Free

Sun, Sept 9, 12-4pm
Living Architecture: Water Music on the Beach ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
6018NORTH (6018 N Kenmore Av)
Free

Sun, Sept 9, 2pm
2nd Sunday Community Binding at Read/Write Library
Read/Write Library Chicago (914 N California Av)
Free

Sun, Sept 9, 2-4pm
Jordan Martins: Butter and Tin
The Franklin (3522 W Franklin Blvd)
Free

Sun, Sept 9, 3-5pm
Counter Balance: The Power of Integrated Dance
Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St)
$5-20

Sun, Sept 9, 3-6pm
Esau McGhee: Untitled (How Does It Feel)
GOLDFINCH (319 N Albany Av)
Free

Mon, Sept 10, 6-7:30pm
Amanda Williams
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium (230 S Columbus Dr)
Free

Tues, Sept 11, 5:30-8pm
Rally To #EndMoneyBail: Art Party
Chicago Freedom School (719 S State St, 4th Fl)
Free

Tues, Sept 11, 6-7pm
Barbara Ransby: Making All Black Lives Matter
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores (5751 S Woodlawn Av)
Free

Tues, Sept 11, 6-7:30pm
Wish You Were Here: Postcards and Visual Culture
Newberry Library (60 W Walton St)
Free

Tues, Sept 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Nnedi Okorafor
American Writers Museum (180 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Fl)
$6-12

Thurs, Sept 13, 6-7pm
Film in Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 13, 6-8pm
Stan Vanderbeek: Euclidean Illusions
Conversations at the Edge (164 N State St)
$6-11

Fri, Sept 14, 5-8pm
Remembrance/Resistance
Weinberg/Newton Gallery (300 W Superior St, Fl 2)
Free

September 14 – October 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Tue, Sept 25, 6-8pm
Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, A Porous Slip
Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St)
Free

Fri, Sept 14, 7-9pm
Nick Briz and Anna Russett
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Av)
$8-10

Fri, Sept 14, 5-8pm
Edie Fake: Gut Rehab
Western Exhibitions (1709 W Chicago Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 14, 7-11pm
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Heaven Gallery (1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Fl)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 11am – 6pm
Celebrating South Side Stories ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Various Locations
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 7-9pm
Film Screening: The First Lions
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (2320 W Chicago Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 6-10pm
Opening Reception: Paul Branton
Young Chicago Authors (1180 N. Milwaukee Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 5-8pm
Bethany Collins: Undersong
PATRON (673 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 6-9pm
José Santiago Pérez: Flirting with Infinitudes
Wedge Projects (1448 W Howard St)
Free

Sat, Sept 15, 7-9pm
The Dollhouse Reading Series Special Pop-Up
Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press (2337 N Milwaukee Av)
Free

Sun, Sept 16, 2-6pm
Chicago Overground: Live on Worldwide FM
Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St)
Free

Tues, Sept 18, 2018
Up is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl studio ADC-Abbreviated-Mark-Color-RGB
Block Museum of Art (40 Arts Cir Dr, Evanston)
Free

Tues, Sept 18, 6-7:30pm
Reveca Torres
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
Free

Thurs, Sept 20, 6-8pm
Camilo Restrepo: Ghosts and Songs
Conversations at the Edge (164 N State St)
Free

Thurs, Sept 20, 6-8pm
George Kokines: Layers Revealed
National Hellenic Museum (333 S Halsted St)
Free

Fri, Sept 21, 5-8pm
The Annual: Mixtapes for the Next Millennium
Chicago Artists Coalition (2130 W Fulton St)
Free

Fri, Sept 21, 6pm
Young Lords 50th Anniversary Conference
DePaul University
Free

Fri, Sept 21, 6-7pm
Julian Randall: Refuse
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores (5751 S Woodlawn Av)
Free

Fri, Sept 21, 9pm
Pay it No Mind Ball
(5110 S Prairie Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 22, 11am-7:30pm
Year of Creative Youth Festival
Chicago Cultural Center (78 E Washington St)
Free

Sat, Sept 22, 6-7pm
Woman’s Club: Angela Lopez: Bodies of Water
Roman Susan (7077 N Ashland Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 22, 6-10pm
Local Comfort
LVL3 Gallery (1542 N Milwaukee Ave, Fl 3rd)
Free

Sat, Sept 22, 7-10pm
Open History, Open Future
Gerber Hart Library and Archives (6500 N Clark St)
Free

Sat, Sept 22, 7:15-9:45pm
Cortadito: Panorama Latinx short film showcase
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (164 N State St)
$6-11

Sept 23-Oct 7, 2018
Graveyard Shift
Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn St)
Free

Sun, Sept 23, 12-8pm
Boombastic 2018
Wicker Park (1425 N Damen Av)
Free

Tue, Sept 25, 6-8pm
Candice Lin: A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip
Logan Center Exhibitions (915 E 60th St)
Free

Tue, Sept 25, 7-9pm
Charlene Carruthers: Unapologetic
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E 60th St)
Free

Wed, Sept 26, 6-7:30pm
Photography & the Refugee Crisis
Art Works Projects (625 N. Kingsbury St)
Free

Wed, Sept 26, 6-8pm
Jonas Wood: Tennis Court Drawings
Shane Campbell Gallery (2021 S Wabash Av)
Free

Thurs, Sept 27, 5-9pm
EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art
Navy Pier (600 E Grand Av)
Get Tickets

Thurs, Sept 27, 6-8pm
Margaret Tait: Poems and Portraits
Conversations at the Edge (164 N State St)
$6-11

Thurs, Sept 27, 7-8pm
Akrilica: Reading With Carolina Ebeid, Manuel Paul López & Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
Poetry Foundation (61 W Superior St)
Free

Fri, Sept 28, 2018
Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World’s Fair
Newberry Library (60 W Walton St)
Free

Sept 28, 29, 30, 11:30am-6:30pm
Expo Chicago Dialogues 
Navy Pier (600 E Grand Av)
$20-40

Fri, Sept 28, 6-9pm
Art After Hours
City-wide
Free

Fri, Sept 28, 6-10pm
Resisting With Dignity / Resistiendo con Dignidad
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4046 W Armatige Av)
Free

Sat, Sept 29, 2018
AfriCOBRA 50
Kavi Gupta Gallery (219 N Elizabeth St)
Free

Sat, Sept 29, 6-8pm
Art on theMART
Merchandise Mart (222 W Merchandise Mart Plz)
Free

Sat, Sept 29, 9pm-2am
Azikiwe Mohammed DJ’s Waydown
Ace Hotel Chicago (311 N Morgan)
Free

Sat, Sept 29, 10am-4pm
The Chicago Black Social Culture Map: Community Archiving Day & Web Launch
Links Hall (3111 N. Western)
$0 – $40

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Featured Image: A compilation image that includes photos of six of the artists featured as part of Art Design Chicago’s Creative Chicago: An Interview Marathon, a free, five-hour series of interviews with artists, authors, architects, and others representing Chicago’s diverse creative community, presented by Chicago Humanities Festival.