Prospetto a Mare

Aug 30 – Dec 20, 2024

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Building on artist Dawit L. Petros’s ongoing exploration of links between colonization, migration, and modernism related to Italy, East Africa (especially Eritrea and Ethiopia), Libya, and North America, this solo exhibition examines the ways in which colonialism and cultural memory are inscribed in the visual culture and built environment of Chicago. 

Curated by Karen Irvine, MoCP’s Chief Curator and Deputy Director.

Prospetto a Mare is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring and elevating Chicago’s rich art and design histories and diverse creative communities.

Prospetto a Mare is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art part of Art Design Chicago.

MoCP is supported by Columbia College Chicago, MoCP Advisory Board, the Museum Council, individuals, and private and corporate foundations. The 2023–2024 exhibition season is sponsored in part by the Comer Family Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund, Henry Nias Foundation, Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, and Pritzker Traubert Foundation. This project is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.