Revisiting the Wall of Respect and the Black Arts Movement
- Revisiting the Wall of Respect and the Black Arts Movement
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The Wall of Respect was a work of public art foundational to Chicago’s legendary Black Arts Movement. Created in 1967 on Chicago’s South Side, it depicted Black leaders in music, literature, politics, and sports; and went on to spark a nationwide mural movement. In her book Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect Art Institute professor Romi Crawford asks artists and writers to consider the legacy of the long-gone Wall, while creating new and impermanent ways to commemorate. Join Crawford, Darlene Blackburn and Robert E. Paige for an interactive session about fleeting, yet memorable strategies for honoring history.
This program is presented as part of Art Design Chicago Now, an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that amplifies the voices of Chicago's diverse creatives, past and present, and explores the essential role they play in shaping the now, and is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
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