- March 1, 2019, 6–7:30 p.m.
Common Things Surprise Us: Black Chicago’s Artists and Models Balls and the Politics of Middlebrow(n) TasteFeaturing: Jacqueline Goldsby, Yale University
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602
In conjunction with the exhibition African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race, Yale University Professor Jacqueline Goldsby discusses the South Side Community Art Center's legendary Artists and Models Balls as enactments of Black middlebrow taste; as a practice of vernacular and high design, as and as evidence of Black Chicago's special symbiosis of commerce and cultural production.