- November 11, 2017, 1–2 p.m.
Painting the Black GospelFeaturing: Kymberly Pinder
Venue SIX10, Feinberg Theater
610 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60605
In her 2016 publication Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago, art historian Kymberly Pinder provides a fascinating survey of some of the stunning religious iconography central to black belief, worship, and resistance. Beginning with images of black-Christ in key Chicago churches, Pinder explores murals, sculpture, and even t-shirts, including works by William Walker, Richard Hunt, and Damon Lamar Reed. Along the way she uncovers how and why African-American faith communities have remade religion in their own images.
This lecture is presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of Fallfest/17: Belief.