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We are Revolutionaries: The Wall of Respect and Chicago's Mural Movement

Friday, Apr 21 - Jun 18, 2017


Categories
  • Exhibitions
  • Location
    Block Museum of Art
    District
    Suburbs / Midwest
    Address
    Northwestern University
    40 Arts Circle Dr.
    Evanston, IL 60208
    Telephone
    847-491-4000
    Reminder
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    In 1967, the Organization of Black American Culture painted a huge mural “guerrilla-style” on the wall of a decaying building on the South Side of Chicago. They called it the Wall of Respect. Using photographs and documents relating to the Wall of Respect and other murals, this exhibition coincides with the mural's 50th anniversary and explores the mural movement in Chicago in its historical context, investigating how race and class have intersected with the spatial politics of the city.