October, 26 2022
School of Art & Art History Weekly Digest
**Events are U.S. Central Time unless otherwise stated**

New LCC Outdoor Mural Inauguration!

Wednesday, November 2
UIC Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2 (Next to the Quad)

Join the LCC for the inauguration of a new mural outside of the UIC Latino Cultural Center building and enjoy music, food, and more! This mural was painted by the UIC Heritage Garden and students from Yollocalli’s Street Art.

Lit & Luz Live Magazine Show: Revision
featuring Laleh Motlagh (MFA '21)

Thursday, November 3
Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall
915 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637

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The ninth annual edition of the Lit & Luz Festival is proud to co-present the festival’s signature program, the Live Magazine Show, with the Logan Center for the Arts. Each year, Lit & Luz supports the creation of new collaborative artworks between writers, visual artists, and musicians from Chicago and Mexico. Audiences will be treated to live storytelling, music, poetry, video art, and extemporaneous performances that explore the relationship between the languages, art forms, social issues, and cultures of the United States and Mexico through the theme “Revision.” A reception compliments of Revolution Brewing, Del Maguey Mezcal, and Topo Chico follows the show.
Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

Laleh Khalili — "Tomahawks, Chinooks, and Geronimo"

Thursday, November 10
Virtual via Zoom • 
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Surviving the Long Wars explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series hosted by the University of Illinois Chicago at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary us militarism and warfare. Laleh Khalili is a professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London. Learn more »

2022 SAAH Open House/Open Studios

Friday, November 11th
Arts and Exhibition Hall,
400 S Peoria St., Chicago IL


Gallery 400
UIC alumni conversation on care and life as an artist
UIC Gallery 400

As part of the SAAH Open House/Open Studio event, join Gallery 400 for an informal conversation with UIC alumni and featured artists in the Gallery’s current exhibition “For Each Other.”

In a relaxed format that’s more dialogue than presentation, the alumni artists discuss their experience at UIC as students, their careers since then, and what care means in their lives and work. Food and drinks served. Join us for insight into the community built in and around UIC’s School of Art & Art History.

Art History
Art History, Critical Pedagogies and Visual Literacy

This panel organized by the Department of Art History will be moderated by Prof. Ömür Harmanşah, and will feature Art History PhD students Nadia Gribkova, Maggie Schuster and Zack Martin. The panelists will discuss their own practices of teaching visual literacy using inclusive and critical pedagogies in the Art History classroom.

Museum and Exhibition Studies (MUSE)
UIC Gallery 400

Join our current students of the Museum and Exhibition Studies Graduate program Magda Dumitrescu, Zaynab Hilal, and Leeann Ream as they conduct short presentations of objects with special significance to their work and research.

Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts (IDEAS)
Art & Exhibition Hall, 5th Floor Gallery

Our Interdisciplinary Education in the Arts Program (IDEAS) will showcase in-progress Capstone Projects, mapping installations by the IDEA 110 class. From 7:00–9:00pm in the 5th Floor Gallery, this work with a focus of "Computing Without a Computer" will feature various works and interactive performances with faculty and students in IDEAs.

Art and Exhibition Hall, floors 3, 4, and 5

View the work of our current BFA thesis and MFA cohorts for Open Studios!

Soup Is On: Soup Service and Bowl Pick Up

Saturday, November 12
Gallery 400 (400 S Peoria St)
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Join us for the third annual Gnarware Workshop Empty Bowls Soup event! Since 2020, artists Liz McCarthy and Lan Tuazon have collaborated to bring Empty Bowls, a grassroots tradition to fight food insecurity, to Chicago. Now they bring Empty Bowls to Gallery 400 as a part of our For Each Other exhibition. All bowls on view are for sale and proceeds benefit the Pilsen Food Pantry, McKinley Park Mutual Aid, and Nita's Love Train. In partnership with the Community Kitchen, this event will provide soup to the broader Chicago community.

Image: Third Empty Bowls Fundraiser, 2022, Gnarware Workshop, Liz McCarthy, Lan Tuazon, and Various Other Donating Artists
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Alkebuluan Merriweather and Andrea Yarbrough Recipients of Orange Tangent Study Grant

Alkebuluan Merriweather (AH BA 19') and Andrea Yarbrough (MUSE MA '21) were recent recipients of the Orange Tangent Study grant cycle. Orange Tangent Study is a boutique consultant service created by learner Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Congratulations Alkebuluan and Andrea! Link to the announcement »

Marina Álvarez Published in Public Art Dialogue

Art History PhD Student Marina Álvarez has published an article titled "Monumentality and Anticolonial Resistance: Feminist Graffiti in Mexico" in the journal Public Art Dialogue (volume 12, issue 2, 2022). Congratulations, Marina!


Internship Opportunity at Fulton Street Collective

The Fulton Street Collective, a beautiful gallery that holds monthly exhibitions, artist talks etc. at the Hubbard Street Lofts, is looking for interns to help install shows on Saturdays and Sundays with the possibility to be involved in curation. In addition, they are looking for interns to help with setup and be on-hand during weekly jazz performances. Times vary, though events are always in the evening.

Internships are unpaid, but available for college credit. There is no firm deadline and interns can apply on a rolling basis. Approximate start date is early 2023. Interested students can email Jessica Wagner, Coordinator at FSC, at with any questions or to send both a resume and cover letter.

Seeds In My Pocket

October 14–November 14, 2022

Chicago Art Department
1926 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

Seeds In My Pocket, an exhibition that showcases the stories and cultures that people within Chicago neighborhoods carry with them. The neighborhoods’ complicated histories have always been an underlying point of contention; and this exhibition seeks to shed light on that through the work of eight artists living and working in Little Village and North Lawndale. Artists featured in the exhibition are William Estrada, Dre Rodriquez, Marcus Alleyne, Gerado Duran, James Freeman, Alan Moreno, Andre Rodriguez, and Isaac Ayala. Full press release »


November 4, 2022–January 13, 2023

Alan Koppel Gallery
806 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

Opening Reception:
Friday, Nov 4, 6:00–9:00pm
Artist conversation with Dianna Frid and John Neff:
Friday, Dec 2, 6:00–8:00pm

ALAN KOPPEL GALLERY is pleased to present Time is Textile, a solo exhibition of new works by artist Dianna Frid. The works in Time is Textile—seven books and three wall pieces—grapple with themes of mortality, surrender, disaster, awe, and singing. Sewn text is prevalent in these mixed-media artworks. And yet, as much as Frid’s work intersects with and borrows from written language, it also wrestles with language and its limits.

For Each Other

September 9–December 17, 2022

UIC Gallery 400
Art & Exhibition Hall
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607

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Fortune and Folly in 1720

co-curated by Nina Dubin, Circle Associate Professor
September 23–February 19, 2023

New York Public Library
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10018

Learn more »
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