Upcoming Events

Phase II, On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Arts Exhibition Closing

Featuring La Sheron Bankhead, Doris M. Barnes, La Sheral Smith of The Needles and Thread Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago

June 28 / AACC Gallery

NTQG 20 Year Celebration Quilt and Remedies

(Love, Unity, Peace). A Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners under the guidance of Jim S. Smoote II

On Beauty showcases quilting works by Chicago area artists and AACC’s Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners. Inspired by African-American quilting traditions and communities, this exhibit adapts the Center’s “Year of Remedies” programmatic theme into textural forms that symbolize resilience, healing, creativity, and countless other expressions of what it might mean to remedy past and present injustices.

 


Phase II, On Beauty and Heritage: A Fabric Art Exhibition

Featuring La Sheron Bankhead, Doris M. Barnes, La Sheral Smith of The Needles and Threads Quilters Guild (NTQG) of Chicago

March 29 – June 28 / AACC Gallery

On Beauty showcases quilting works by Chicago area artists and AACC’s Community Remedy Quilt made by UIC students, faculty, staff and community partners. Inspired by African-American quilting traditions and communities, this exhibit adapts the Center’s “Year of Remedies” programmatic theme into textural forms that symbolize resilience, healing, creativity and countless other expressions of what it might mean to remedy past and present injustices.

 


“Cintio Vitier” Cuban Arts Project: A Visual Arts Exhibition

Featuring the extraordinary talents and motivations of young visual artists from Havana, Cuba’s : Cintio Vitier” community socio-cultural project, founded by visual artist Pedro Miguel Pulido.

January 18 – June 28 / AACC Library

The Cintio Vitier exhibit brings together a wide range of abstract, acrylic, watercolor, portrait, landscape and mixed media works that creatively access legacies shaped by or in resistance to social upheaval. The exhibit also calls attention to artistic practices as mobilizing forces that convene youth and elders from divers geographic communities.

 


A Choreography of Contagion: Absence and Presence of Black Bodies in Visual Culture

An Africa-American Cultural Center Exhibit

January 18 – June 2 / Library of the Health Sciences, Special Collections and University Archives

Contagion explores how people of African descent have been represented in public health campaigns. The traveling exhibit features a collage of early 20th century newspaper prints and images from private institutions, health journals and popular media alongside modern health campaigns involving global epidemics from cholera to Ebola and HIV/AIDS to malaria.

 

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