Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time
(Block Museum of Art)
An ambitious exhibition of material culture from Medieval Africa revives a forgotten history of the continent’s prosperity and cultural wealth that had been elided by Eurocentricism.
(Art Institute of Chicago)
The eminent Chicago-based photographer turns from portraiture to the architecture and landscapes of the Underground Railroad, a major first showing of “Night Coming Tenderly, Black,” a new body of work.
Stateless: Views of Global Migration
(Museum of Contemporary Photography)
Eight artists humanize the global migration crisis at a museum with a long track-record of examining politics and current events through photography.
Minami Kobayashi and Chanel Chiffon Thomas
Humans, animals and landscapes figure into the colorful abstractions of these Chicago-based painters.
Cody Tumblin and Kevin MacNamee Tweed
Two painters will show work in a space that always offers thoughtful pairings.