• July 21, 2018, 12–4 p.m.

Art Moves: Edmonia Lewis, Billy Abernathy, and Robert Paige

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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Chicago Festac '77 Delegation Meeting, 1976. Image copyright Kofi Moyo.


Presented by the Museum of Vernacular Arts and Knowledge, Art Moves: Chicago’s Innovative Structures of Address is based on grass-roots models from the late 1960s and 1970s for circulating information about black art to residents on the South Side of Chicago, including apartment convenings and cars with art displays. Reimagined for today, the program features experienced arts educators delivering curricula about lesser known Chicago artists and genres out-of-doors and in the streets.

On July 21, you’ll find the Art Moves educators at the Art Institute of Chicago Block Party. Educator Wisdom Baty explores the work of Edmonia Lewis, who showed work at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, and Billy Abernathy, a Chicago-based photographer who participated in making of the Wall of Respect mural in 1967. Chicago-based artist and designer Robert Paige, previously with the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, talks about his work in the area of design.

  • 12 p.m. at the North Garden
  • 1 p.m. at the South Garden
  • 2 p.m. at the Modern Wing Entrance, 159 East Monroe Street
  • 3 p.m. at the Pritzker Garden in the Modern Wing