• November 2, 2018, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: African American Designers in Chicago

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602

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Charles Harrison, Design for a portable phonograph, 1972. Colored pencil and tracing paper. Charles Harrison papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Celebrate the opening of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ exhibition, African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce, and the Politics of Race. The reception immediately follows the opening keynote for the related symposium, The Designs of African American Life, taking place November 2-3.

And while you’re in the neighborhood, head across the street to Expo 72 for a celebration the opening of Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture presented by the Design Museum of Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.