Chicago Sun-Times: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side Sheds Light on Overworked Art, Design

Gertrude Abercrombie, "Doors (3 Demolition)," 1957, detail, Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of the Gertrude Abercrombie Trust, 1979.

In an extended feature, the Chicago Sun-Times looks at the Smart Museum of Art’s Art Design Chicago exhibition The Time Is Now!: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960-1980, focusing on contributions related to the Black Arts Movement and the AFRICOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) collective in particular.

‘The Time is Now!’ takes a big stride toward rebalancing Chicago art history and makes clear that South Side artists can hold their own with those of any of the city’s other neighborhoods…The bulk of the show examines Chicago’s important contributions to the Black Arts Movement—work that fell under the radar at the time in a white-dominated art world.”  – Chicago Sun-Times

Read the Chicago Sun-Times article. The Time Is Now!: Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side is on view at Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago now through December 30, 2018.



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