Mike's March-End Art Part 2 - AIDS Art America
posted March 23, 2017 8:47 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri March 31 at 3:30 PM, Alphawood Gallery
2401 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Along with the meetups we've had that are fun and/or political, let's end March with a couple of free art events (that are also fun and/or political, I guess.) Join me to tour AIDS Art America before it closes.
This groundbreaking exhibition underscores the deep and unforgettable presence of HIV in American art. It introduces and explores the whole spectrum of artistic responses to AIDS, from the politically outspoken to the quietly mournful, surveying works from the early 1980s to the present.

(More details here: http://www.artaidsamericachicago.org/_

I saw it the day it opened in December and was incredibly moved and empowered by it and really, really want to head back before it closes April 2; even if you can't make this date, if you're interested, please check it out.

I realize this time might not be idea work-wise for people, but since the museum closes at 6 on Friday, I wanted to make sure people who could had enough time. If you can only make it at 4 or 5, I recommend stopping by and seeing what you can. I'm thinking we could probably go grab a drink/dinner in the neighborhood afterwards if anyone is so inclined.
posted by MCMikeNamara to Exhibition (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We have guests in town but I've been too dumb to get there before it closes (well, I keep planning and it keeps falling through).
posted by crush at 8:57 AM on March 23, 2017

Huh, I'm going to be in the neighborhood with the same guy you met last week, so it's fortuitous timing. I'll bring tissues.
posted by AFABulous at 4:21 PM on March 23, 2017 [3 favorites]

That's so great. I was actually going to recommend it to you last time you were in town but now I'm glad I waited.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:44 AM on March 24, 2017

I will try to take a half day for this, but if if that ends up not being possible I'll still plan on coming right after work. I'd really like to see this before it closes. I'm also definitely up for dinner/drinks afterwards.
posted by jessypie at 9:08 AM on March 24, 2017 [1 favorite]

I may make it to this after all, as houseguests have afternoon plans. I'd have to bail on after plans, though.
posted by crush at 11:13 AM on March 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'm a solid 'Maybe', depending on whether I have to do work stuff or can pop out a few hours early.
posted by tivalasvegas at 10:24 AM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

thank god that shakes guy won't be there
posted by AFABulous at 12:51 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

just leaving work now, so may be a few minutes late...go ahead and start without me if you get there and you want..it's a big show but an open space so I figure we'll find each other.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:02 PM on March 31, 2017

I've been here for a while and trapped at the video wall which I gave no attention to my first time here.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:21 PM on March 31, 2017

Please don't miss the Keith Haring shrine in the vault in the alcove on the first floor semi-blocked by the laptop/speaker of the rehersal happening.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:54 PM on March 31, 2017 [3 favorites]

ahhh are you guys still there I got stuck at work and I'm coming now but I left my phone at home so if you go away for drinks in the next 30 minutes I won't know where you went
posted by tivalasvegas at 3:38 PM on March 31, 2017

For those with their phones, I'm gonna suggest red lion pub afterwards.
posted by garlic at 3:50 PM on March 31, 2017

Thanks again to MCMikeNamara for suggesting this. It really is a staggering exhibition in every way.
posted by eamondaly at 3:20 AM on April 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

Yes, thanks so much for organizing this, Mike!
posted by jessypie at 6:46 AM on April 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

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