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Of Her Becoming: Elizabeth Catlett’s Legacy in Chicago

June 14, 2024 - August 31, 2024

Elizabeth Catlett, My right is a future of equality with other Americans, from the series The Negro Woman, 1947. Ink and graphite on paper. Collection of University of Northern Colorado.

Of Her Becoming highlights the printmaking, work, and impact of influential artist and activist Elizabeth Catlett (19152012) within an important site in Catlett’s career: Chicago’s South Side. The exhibition includes several of Catlett’s lithograph and woodcut prints as well as work of contemporary Black women printmakers on the South Side. All Power to the People sheds new light on the significance of Catlett’s time on Chicago’s South Side, how this period revolutionized her artistic practice, and how her practice still impacts artists and community organizers on the South Side.

Presented at Arts + Public Life’s (APL’s) Arts Incubator Gallery, an important community keystone of APL’s Arts Block, Of Her Becoming engages APL’s neighbors, youth enrolled in APL’s programs, and local and regional artistic and scholarly communities. This exhibition and related programs offer lessons for today from Catlett’s legacy of advocating, through her artwork, for the wellbeing and advancement of her communities.

Details

Details

Start:
June 14, 2024
End:
August 31, 2024
Event Category:

Accessibility

Free Admission

Wheelchair Accessible

Other

Region
South Side
Audience
Life-long Learners, Scholars, Teens, Families
Accessibility
Free Admission, Wheelchair Accessible
Event Topics
Art Education, Community, Craft, Public Art, Racial Identity, Social Justice, Women Artists

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Arts + Public Life at the University of Chicago
301 E. Garfield Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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