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Events

Susan Stewart - "The Ruins Lesson" - Rosanna Warren

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
6:00 PM

Jasmon Drain - "Stateway's Garden" - Ben Austen

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
6:00 PM

Feminist Queer Praxis: Drag King 101

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:00 PM

Michael Lerner - "Revolutionary Love"

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:00 PM

We Tell: Environments of Race and Place

Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:00 PM

AACM with Special Guest Mike Reed

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:00 PM

UChicago Presents: Danish String Quartet

Friday, January 31, 2020
7:30 PM

Storytime with Cree and Amanda Jones - "Yum Yummy Yuck"

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:30 AM

Intro to Hieroglyphs | Ages 8-12

Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:00 PM

Exhibitions

Harold Mendez: The years now

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Edo: Memories Museum

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:00 PM to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 to Friday, January 31, 2020

Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 9:00 AM to Friday, April 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM

Around Chicago

Where to Find Free Art in Chicago Every Day of the Week

The Smart Museum of Art is free and open to the public every day of the week, writes Urban Matter.

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.

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