Through March 3, 2019
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North
Featuring work from a wide range of practices including cartooning, sign painting, architectural signage, illustration, graphic design, exhibit design and product design, this exhibition is the first to demonstrate how African American designers remade the image of the black consumer and the work of the black artist in this major hub of American advertising/consumer culture. African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race is funded in part by the Terra Foundation for American Art and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, as part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago’s art and design legacy.
Thursday, January 3, 12:15–1 p.m.: Gallery Talk with Historian Chris Dingwall
Saturday, January 5, 1:30–3pm: Panel Discussion, "The Archive, the Gallery and the Practices of Public History"
Thursday, January 17, 12:15–1 p.m.: Gallery Talk with Curator Daniel Schulman
Thursday, February 21, 12:15–1 p.m.: Gallery Talk with Curator Daniel Schulman