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Spirit of Africa

Friday, August 16, 2019
6:00 PM

Rev. Sharon Risher - "For Such a Time as This"

Saturday, August 17, 2019
3:00 PM

The Maximum Exposure Fashion Series: Chicago

Saturday, August 17, 2019
7:00 PM

Kim Brooks - "Small Animals" - Rebecca Makkai

Monday, August 19, 2019
6:00 PM

Reginald Edmund - "Black Lives Black Words"

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 PM

Katherine Williams - "Freedom Soldiers"

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:00 PM

Exhibitions

Spirit of Africa: African Festival of the Arts @30

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM to Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Friday, June 14, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019

Amid Kinship

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 6:00 PM to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Cross Currents / Intercambio Cultural

Thursday, July 11, 2019 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Adaptations of Augie March

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Friday, August 30, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Hutopia

Thursday, April 25, 2019 to Friday, September 6, 2019

Around Chicago

The 5 Best Design Destinations for September 2019

September is a big month for Chicago as well. On September 19, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will return for its third edition, with free public exhibitions, full-scale installations, and other programming. Expo Chicago—the city’s most important art fair—will take place concurrently at Navy Pier. Architecture fans should plan to visit the Chicago Architecture Center at its new home in a Mies van der Rohe building overlooking the Chicago River. The CAC is offering discounted joint passes to the Architecture Biennial and Expo Chicago with the option to add one of its acclaimed walking tours. If you go, make time to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House and Unity Temple, which were just designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Facing Mass Incarceration One Stitch at a Time

"Life Without the Possibility of Parole" depicts Alice Kim, the director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, protesting the life-without-parole sentence of Renaldo Hudson, by Bronzeville artist Dorothy Burge, 64.

Obama birthday party on South Side features thousands of paintings of former president

The exhibit — which includes a painting of former President Barack Obama for every day he was in office — graces the halls of the Stony Island Arts Bank, where a 58th birthday party was held Sunday in Obama’s honor.

Chicago murals and mosaics: Where to find public art in city, suburbs

A Sun-Times series aims to capture, catalog and celebrate the beauty of our streets.

Metaphysical Pop: A Review of Rob Pruitt’s “The Obama Paintings”

“The Obama Paintings” is on view at Stony Island Arts Bank, located one mile from the future Obama Presidential Center.

How global designers will collaborate with locals at the Chicago biennial

A preliminary lineup was announced in March and included Theaster Gates, MASS Design Group, Wolff Architects, and Invisible Institute. In addition to releasing the full lineup, Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu also revealed that a number of contributors will be working with Chicago communities and students through residencies and collaborations. “This edition, we’ve placed a larger focus on supporting new commissions and original research, which allows contributors to expand on their work and explore future possibilities for the practice of architecture in Chicago and beyond,” Umolu wrote in an email.

Lit 50: Who Really Books In Chicago 2019: avery r. young

Newcity Magazine has named avery r. young as one of the top 50 figures of Chicago's literary community.

TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2019: Jeanne Gang

TIME Magazine has named architect Jeanne Gang as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019.

Assyrian Kitchen’s classes, meals offer food for thought on ancient civilization

Atorina Zorina, who taught her first Assyrian cooking class at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, has opened the Assyrian Kitchen in Jefferson Park to share the history and cuisine of her often persecuted people.

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