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América Now: Chicago Artists in Dialogue

Comic of Vicko Alvarez Vega - Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Comic of Vicko Alvarez Vega - Art by Alan López for Remezcla
6 PM (5:30 PM Reception)

Event Details

Date & Time:

Wed October 30, 2019
6 PM (5:30 PM Reception)


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Join us for an in-depth conversation with three Chicago artists facilitated by Sarita Hernández of the National Museum of Mexican Art. The panel will discuss how their practices are rooted in issues of identity and community, and how ideas and approaches from Pop América remain relevant in our contemporary moment. The panel will be preceded by a 5:30 PM reception.

Vicko Alvarez Vega is a comic artist, organizer, and educator whose work involves themes of growing up Latinx, queerness, and processing the fear of deportation.
Nicole Marroquin is a teacher, educator, and artist whose work explores belonging and spatial justice. She has been researching student uprisings in Chicago Public Schools that occurred from 1967 to 1974.
Diana Solís is a visual artist and art educator who has taught for over 30 years at organizations that include Urban Gateways, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Gallery 37, and ElevArte Community Studio.

Presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the National Museum of Mexican Art. Reception and marketing support courtesy of The Alumnae of Northwestern University. Presented in conjunction with One Book One Northwestern and Northwestern: 150 Years of Women.


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