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September 2022

Kelly Kristin Jones: Rib Of Disaster

September 1 - October 31
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Elevate at 21c Chicago: September 1 – October 31, 2022 Opening reception with the Artist: September 1, 6:00-7:30pm Plinths for the People Activation: October 2022 Kelly Kristin Jones’s photo-based interventions and counter monuments unsettle well-worn imperial attributes to consider alternative vocabularies. Time-based, collaborative and still works operate by blocking prevailing “master” narratives. Each action embraces the efforts to remove, reinterpret, and restore the landscape. Addressing the slipperiness of both medium and myth, photographic interruptions highlight problematic relationships around public space and…

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21c Presents: Behind The Lens with Nigel Barker

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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$30

Join internationally renowned fashion photographer Nigel Barker as he takes you behind the lens discussing his career from America’s Next Top Model, photographing celebrity magazine covers to advertising campaigns.  The event will showcase his greatest work and include a masterclass and photo walk of downtown Chicago. Nigel will share decades of experience photographing the fashion industry, urban landscape, and how he stays inspired.Following his presentation, Nigel and his team will guide participants on a photo walk from  21c Museum Hotel…

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Pop Stars! – Guided Exhibit Tour with Juli Lowe, 21c Museum Manager

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 30, 2022

21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Curious about contemporary art? Learn about 21c Chicago’s current exhibition, Pop Stars!, and the artists behind all of the works on a guided tour from 21c's Museum Manager, Juli Lowe. Meet us in the lobby at 5 pm to explore. Tours are free and open to the public.

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October 2022

Blue Alice

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Performance by Irene HsiaoCostume by Vin Reed Oct. 7, 7:00pm RSVP here “Only the light that falls continually from the sky gives a tree the energy to push powerful roots into the earth. The tree is actually rooted in the sky.” — Simone Weil Blue Alice continues to explore 21c Museum’s current exhibition, Pop Stars!. Part of a curiosity-driven series by Irene Hsiao and Vin Reed. A wine reception will follow the performance.  

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Pop Stars! – Guided Exhibit Tour with Juli Lowe, 21c Museum Manager

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Curious about contemporary art? Learn about 21c Chicago’s current exhibition, Pop Stars!, and the artists behind all of the works on a guided tour from 21c's Museum Manager, Juli Lowe. Meet us in the lobby at 4 pm to explore. Tours are free and open to the public.

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Curatorial Conversations with Kristin Taylor, Museum of Contemporary Photography Curator of Academic Programs & Collections and Chicago based artist, Guanyu Xu 徐冠宇

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Friday, October 14th - 6pm Free and open to the public RSVP Here 21c Museum Hotel Chicago is honored to collaborate with Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) on this month’s Curator Conversation. MoCP’s Photography Curator of Academic Programs & Collections, Kristin Taylor will be in conversation with artist Guanyu Xu 徐冠宇who currently has work on view in MoCP’s exhibition Beyond the Frame curated by Taylor spotlighting MoCP’s permanent collection of more than 16,500 works as a rich resource for harnessing visual literacy skills. Curator Conversations…

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Pop Stars! – Guided Exhibit Tour with Juli Lowe, 21c Museum Manager

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Curious about contemporary art? Learn about 21c Chicago’s current exhibition, Pop Stars!, and the artists behind all of the works on a guided tour from 21c's Museum Manager, Juli Lowe. Meet us in the lobby at 4 pm to explore. Tours are free and open to the public.

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Brendan Fernandes Performance, Book Signing, and Dance Party!

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Join 21c and Brendan Fernandes for an immersive museum program featuring an artist talk, performance, book signing, and dance party! The night will commence with a conversation between Fernandes, 21c Chicago Creative Ambassador, Nigel Barker. Immediately following will be a special performance of Révérence performed by Joffrey Academy Dancers alongside a book signing of Fernandes’ forthcoming monograph, Brendan Fernandes: Re/Form. The dance party will kick off at 8pm with DJ Harry Cross! Peroni, Casa Dragones and Jarritos will provide beverages…

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The Chronicles of Fabulous Freddie

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

The Chronicles of Fabulous Freddie Oct. 22, 7:00-9:00pm RSVP here Fabulous Freddie invites you to experience a new dance work that takes the audience into an autobiographical journey chronicling his life as a young Black Gay man coming into self-claimed greatness. Through his three superhero variant identities, Fabulous Freddie brings his lived experience to the stage for an unforgettable night of dance, soundscapes and wearable design. This multi-practice and multi-media performance weaves a story of healing, heroism and humor into a FABULOUS tale of alchemizing surviving into thriving and shining.…

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Pop Stars! – Guided Exhibit Tour with Juli Lowe, 21c Museum Manager

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 30, 2022

21c Museum Hotel Chicago, 55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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Free

Curious about contemporary art? Learn about 21c Chicago’s current exhibition, Pop Stars!, and the artists behind all of the works on a guided tour from 21c's Museum Manager, Juli Lowe. Meet us in the lobby at 5 pm to explore. Tours are free and open to the public.

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