Coming Soon: The American Negro Exhibition


Thursday, January 22, 2015

12 n – 1:30 pm

AACC Library, 200 Addams Hall

The American Negro Exhibition: A Preview

Presentation by curator Jacqueline Smith, MA candidate in Museum and Exhibition Studies & AACC Graduate Research Assistant

Jacqueline Smith previews the AACC spring exhibit: “The American Negro Exhibition,” which uses objects, images and historical narrative to explore the legacy of the Chicago’s 1940 American Negro Exposition. The 1940 Exposition, hosted by the historic Chicago Coliseum, marked 75 years of African-American freedom from slavery, and publicly presented the accomplishments of Black Americans to public audiences.

In her preview, Smith discusses the contributions of black artists’ such as sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and painter Charles Alston, and gives an overview of Cavalcade of the American Negro, an exhaustive history of Black accomplishments and achievements.