• November 11, 2018, 3–4 p.m.

Midcentury Design and Opportunity

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Image provided courtesy Chicago Humanities Festival.


Join us for a conversation exploring the social, artistic, entrepreneurial, and political opportunities of Chicago's midcentury design industry, with a particular focus on how African American and white designers differently navigated their roles within the field and resolved their radical politics with the commercial dictates of that industry. Panelists include art historian Maggie Taft, artist David Hartt, architecture and design historian Jonathan Mekinda, and Chris Dingwall, co-curator of the Chicago Cultural Center's exhibition African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race.

This program is presented as part of FallFest GRAPHIC! for which the Terra Foundation for American Art is the Lead Partner. Click here to view the full roster of Art Design Chicago programming presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival as part of Fallfest 2018.

This program is free and open to the public; registration is required.

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