• November 6, 2018, 6–8 p.m.November 13, 2018, 6–8 p.m.

Words on Walls, Paint on Pages

Smart Museum of Art and Poetry Foundation

Unite mural

Mitchell Caton, Justine Devan, and Calvin Jones, A Time to Unite, mural at 41st and Drexel. Detail of 1976 photo by Georg Stahl. George Stahl Mural Collection, University of Chicago Visual Resources Center.


Join the Smart Museum of Art and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part program investigates the work of artists and poets working on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s and 70s.

PART I
Tuesday, November 6, 6–8 pm

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago

Part I features a tour of The Time Is Now! at the Smart Museum and hands-on printmaking and collaborative mural-making projects that take inspiration from artists who applied their creative practices to address some of the most urgent issues of a momentous era of change and conflict.

PART II
Tuesday, November 13, 6–8 pm

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street, Chicago

Part II is a special Forms & Features poetry workshop and discussion dedicated to the work of poets who called and continue to call the South Side home.

This program is free and open to all skill levels. Materials are provided. Space is limited, please RSVP in advance and indicate if you plan to come to one or both sessions.