Art after Dark: Iconic Blackness

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 6 – 7:30 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

Virtual program- Register for the Zoom link

In honor of Black History Month, Art after Dark celebrates the incomparable Nina Simone through the eyes of artist Bob Thompson, under the influence of AfriCOBRA. 

During this virtual gathering facilitated by Lead Museum Educator Nicole Bond, recreate Bob Thompson’s 1965 oil on canvas Homage to Nina Simone, using actual Kool-Aid colors, as an homage to the signature style of AfriCOBRA (the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). Paint in the comfort of your own home or studio while relaxing to the sounds of Nina Simone music. 

FREE. To help build a community of participants, capacity is limited and advanced registrations is required.

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Bob Thompson, Blue Madonna, 1961. Oil on canvas. 51 1/2 × 74 3/4 in. (130.8 × 189.9 cm). The Detroit Institute of Arts. Gift of Edward Levine in memory of Bob Thompson. © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York. Photo: The Detroit Institute of Arts, USA / Bridgeman Images