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Midcentury Design and Opportunity

Midcentury design in Chicago from black and white perspectives

Nov 11
  • November 11
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Chicago Cultural Center

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

This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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