Norman Lewis (American, 1909–1979), Afternoon, 1969, oil on canvas, 72 x 88 inches, © Estate of Norman W. Lewis, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY, photo courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago
Join Thrive! for a special private tour of the Solidary & Solitary exhibition on display at the Snite Museum of Art. The private tour with art historian Frances Jacobus-Parker will run from 4:15–5 p.m.
A public reception will run from 5–7 p.m. with refreshments and a cash bar.
Members can register for either or both parts of the event. Thrive! will provide a free drink ticket to all members who register for the reception.
About Solidary & Solitary: Drawing on the Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, this exhibition celebrates Modern and contemporary artists of African descent, many of whom were historically overlooked by collectors, critics, scholars, galleries, and museums. A central theme is the power of abstract art as a profound political choice and as a declaration of freedom. These artists not only resisted racist imagery but also pressure to create positive representations of black Americans.
Ranging across 70 years, Solidary & Solitary reveals a rich and complex history woven from the threads of artistic debates about how to embody blackness; social struggle and change; migrations and the international African diaspora.